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Feeling a little yucky - anyone else?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Okay, grizzle time. I'm sure I don't have that much to grizzle about, but I never had morning sickness so it's all relative to one's own experience.

 

I do feel a bit nauseated and every now and then I get a cramp or a foot or something sticking into my belly and it hurts. I don't have heartburn, but I do feel like I want to be a little sick. It's been like this since last night. Gutsache and minor diarrhea yesterday. Probably all related. Overall, feeling yucky. I'm 32.5 weeks along and I guess I'm starting to finally feel the cramps others have had for ages. Want to sleep, but hips will be sore. Back is starting to play up. I think I'm now about done with being pregnant. I think my belly has grown a bit more under my ribcage - is it possible to get any bigger? Kinda headachy, but not. Just feel off.

 

I'm sure I'm NOT the only one. Grizzle away and thanks for letting me vent.

post #2 of 19
To say I'm feeling "A little yucky" would be a massive understatement. It doesn't help that I have a nasty cold right now. In general, for the past couple weeks, I have just been feeling totally yuck. It's funny, because I look fabulous! I'm getting compliments 24/7 and I'm constantly checking myself out in the mirror. I guess it's my compensation for feeling like poo. I ache all over, I haven't been sleeping well (although that's been getting much better since discovering Calms Forte), I feel exhausted and slow and out-of-breath all the time.

I'll be 35 weeks on Friday. I'm torn between trying to savor this time and experiencing some of the most intense impatience of my life.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

"...constantly Checking myself out in the mirror"

- RIGHT ON! That made me smile big time.

 

Bummer about the cold and the poo feeling. I don't have that. I hope your cold disappears super quick. Touch wood: I haven't had one since earlier in the pregnancy.

 

I think I've just crossed a threshold from okay to where the normal pregnancy stuff is starting to really kick in. I've been pretty lucky. I suspect I've developed a UTI in the last 24 hours and the last one I had several months ago took heaps of crap to get rid of it. It was like antibiotic resistant and made me want to kill everyone.

post #4 of 19

Getting dressed is enough to exhaust me. Chasing my other two kids all day probably doesn't help. I'm only 32 weeks, but I'm getting close to being over the whole pregnancy thing, too. Which isn't good, because I still haven't fully processed that we're gonna have another baby!

 

Sorry about the cold, MrsKatie. We've all been feeling a little off, too. Stuffy, headachy, itchy, runny eyes. My first thought was allergies, but I think it may actually be particles in the air from all the wildfires down here in Texas. They've gotten fairly close to us in Houston. Lovely.

post #5 of 19

Yep, occasional nausea, headaches and migraines, hip and pelvic pain, starting to get swollen hands and feet, experiencing a touch of carpal tunnel, occasional shortness of breath and heart palpitations, episodes of contractions. And right now a gross head cold.  Blech. But all in all, things are so much better than they were when I was pregnant with DD, so I hardly notice all of these things. 

 

I'm sorry to say that they're only likely to get worse in the coming weeks. You're probably starting to get tired too, which gets crazy towards the end. 

 

As far as the nausea, headaches, palpitations are concerned, one of the DDC ladies mentioned that they thought the had an electrolyte imbalance, and had some of the same symptoms, so I decided to try taking an Emergen-C every day, and things in that area have greatly improved. 

post #6 of 19

I feel like I've hit a wall, too.  I was doing so well, I was so comfortably and generally pain/discomfort-free for so long.  I even started to get a little cocky about it, like "oh I thought pregnancy was so hard with DS1 but this is easy!  Maybe I'll have ten more kids!"  Needless to say, my tune has changed and this confirms that we will, in fact, be having only two (which was our original plan anyway). 

 

I have serious SI joint pain, so much so that I can hardly walk sometimes.  I also overdid it the other day and now I have sore lower abdominal and inner thigh muscles (that's what I get for trying to exercise...).  I'm tired, but I get serious restless legs at night (it gets worse toward the end).  I'm going to the chiro tomorrow, so hopefully she can take care of the pelvic pain, at least.  Maybe she'll even have some ideas for the RLS.  

I feel so huge but I'm not that big yet, so I'm nervous about the next 7 weeks.  It's a struggle to put on socks/shoes- as I'm sure you're all finding out as well.  The funny maneuvers we pregos have to do in order to get dressed just crack me up.  

I feel like I'm hobbling/waddling around, whining and huffing and puffing.  Argh!  No nausea, indigestion, or headaches though, so I guess I'm still lucky in that regard.  Heartburn comes on like crazy sometimes, though.  

 

I'm always a little taken aback by the ladies who "love being pregnant" and have zero complaints.  Second trimester- sure.  It's great.  But 1 and 3 are ROUGH.  

post #7 of 19

Count me in. Over. This. LOL

post #8 of 19

Other than the spider veins from our cross country trip and my extreme grouchiness, this pregnancy has been my easiest.  My ribs are popping out, but haven't gotten there yet so I'm still sleeping fairly comfortably.  I am tired from chasing after my two kids, but it's not horrible yet.  It's mostly my emotions... I'm in an almost constant state of annoyance. 

post #9 of 19
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It's mostly my emotions... I'm in an almost constant state of annoyance. 


Oh man. This is me. I tried to quote your post on the computer and it wouldn't work. Made me want to put a bullet through the effing monitor. So I'm on my phone right now.

The worst for me? We're living with DH's grandmother, who is already the most annoying human being on the planet. With the way I feel these days she has become intolerable. Just hearing her walk around upstairs makes me cringe. And the kitchen is upstairs. And she never leaves the house. At the moment, I don't know how I'm going to make it 3 more months here with her.
post #10 of 19
Oh wait. Did I say 3 months? Cause I meant FIVE. We can't move out till February at the earliest. Ugh.
post #11 of 19

Count me in too.  My SPD has gotten to the point where I'm supposed to be using a walker, but can't bring myself to do it, so I'm on crutches whenever I have to go anywhere.  Because of the SPD, I'm lying down a lot which has NOT helped the massive heartburn.  I was so excited to discover that sour apples work pretty well for my heartburn, but now I'm eating 6 or 7 apples a day, and still feeling the burn!  Then there are the headaches, the backaches, the constant peeing, the nightly restless legs and the shortness of breath.  I'm definitely wishing these next 6 weeks would go by quickly.  I was so happy when I hit 34 weeks, because that means my midwife can attend at my hospital.  I'll next be psyched when I hit 37 weeks so I can stop feeling so guilty about wishing he would just be born already (I know 37 isn't a magical number, but I keep wishing he'd be born then telling the universe that I'm just kidding and feeling guilty).

post #12 of 19
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Oh man. This is me. I tried to quote your post on the computer and it wouldn't work. Made me want to put a bullet through the effing monitor. So I'm on my phone right now.
 


Are you my twin?! Every little thing makes me want to resort to violence. I'm blaming my increased anxiety, though. 



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I'm always a little taken aback by the ladies who "love being pregnant" and have zero complaints.  Second trimester- sure.  It's great.  But 1 and 3 are ROUGH.  


I'm having the normal, crappy third trimester stuff. Oddly enough, though, the third trimester is the best for me. First and half of second are filled with debilitating morning sickness, and second is when the aches and pains are the worst. My body actually hurts less now and I'm not puking, so I have to remember to be grateful for that. But yeah, overall, growing babies is tough. 

 

post #13 of 19

I'm happy to say that I went to the chiro for the first time this pregnancy and I CAN WALK! I hobbled in with a limp and serious hip and back pain, and I walked out feeling as if I wasn't even pregnant anymore.  After being in serious pain all week (and on/off for the last two months) it is such a relief to feel SO GOOD again!  She adjusted my SI joints, some thoracic spots that were giving me trouble, my round ligaments, and my neck.  I feel amazing, seriously.  So I'd highly recommend a visit to a good chiro if you're experiencing back, hip, or sciatic nerve pain.  Miracle workers, they are :-)

 

 

post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 



That's awesome. I'm glad you're feeling better! I bet you wonder why you didn't go sooner! Thanks for the tip.

 

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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

I'm happy to say that I went to the chiro for the first time this pregnancy and I CAN WALK! I hobbled in with a limp and serious hip and back pain, and I walked out feeling as if I wasn't even pregnant anymore.  After being in serious pain all week (and on/off for the last two months) it is such a relief to feel SO GOOD again!  She adjusted my SI joints, some thoracic spots that were giving me trouble, my round ligaments, and my neck.  I feel amazing, seriously.  So I'd highly recommend a visit to a good chiro if you're experiencing back, hip, or sciatic nerve pain.  Miracle workers, they are :-)

 

 



 

post #15 of 19

Does anyone else constantly feel like they're about to get the flu?  Not actually having the flu and feeling terrible, but feeling off?  That weird, fatigued, achy, pre-fever (when no temperature seems comfortable), adrenaline-y feeling?

post #16 of 19
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Does anyone else constantly feel like they're about to get the flu?  Not actually having the flu and feeling terrible, but feeling off?  That weird, fatigued, achy, pre-fever (when no temperature seems comfortable), adrenaline-y feeling?


I wonder if you're on the verge of something, but are managing to fight it off. I would recommend taking it easy, getting extra sleep if you can, and dosing yourself with pregnancy safe Elderberry syrup and sodium ascorbate.
post #17 of 19

I totally, 100% agree with this!  My chiro has helped me so much.  I seriously thought that I'd be laid up on a couch at this point (compared to how I was in my last pregnancy), but some days I almost feel totally normal.  It's so nice to able to walk, bend over and generally function. 
 

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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

I'm happy to say that I went to the chiro for the first time this pregnancy and I CAN WALK! I hobbled in with a limp and serious hip and back pain, and I walked out feeling as if I wasn't even pregnant anymore.  After being in serious pain all week (and on/off for the last two months) it is such a relief to feel SO GOOD again!  She adjusted my SI joints, some thoracic spots that were giving me trouble, my round ligaments, and my neck.  I feel amazing, seriously.  So I'd highly recommend a visit to a good chiro if you're experiencing back, hip, or sciatic nerve pain.  Miracle workers, they are :-)

 

 



 

post #18 of 19

Yes, some days I feel like that.  Like even lifting my arms is tiring...  I generally feel okay if I remember to eat enough and take my vitamins though.
 

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Does anyone else constantly feel like they're about to get the flu?  Not actually having the flu and feeling terrible, but feeling off?  That weird, fatigued, achy, pre-fever (when no temperature seems comfortable), adrenaline-y feeling?



 

post #19 of 19


I really hope not.  Then again, if I'm on the verge of something, that means I won't be feeling "off" like this for the next several weeks.  

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I wonder if you're on the verge of something, but are managing to fight it off. I would recommend taking it easy, getting extra sleep if you can, and dosing yourself with pregnancy safe Elderberry syrup and sodium ascorbate.


 

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