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How long can you go without eating?

post #1 of 6
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HI everyone!  I'm PG with #2 and my due date is June 3rd!  I can't really complain because my nausea was SO much better than with DD, but it still got really intense up until week 12, and then disappeared overnight.  I've been overjoyed to be able to eat only when I'm hungry, which really isn't that often.  But today, I had breakfast at 8:30 and by 11:30 I was feeling extremely faint and almost passed out.  I had to sit down and drink some water, which immediately felt better.  I then stood up again, and two minutes later had that horrible feeling come over me again, and I had to quickly sit down and ate a handful of crackers and felt better.  I was shaking and totally out of it!  Do you think that's normal to have that type of blood sugar drop off 3 hrs?  I didn't even feel hungry, it was weeeeird.  I dunno, what do you all think?  Anyone else ever experienced this?

post #2 of 6

I'm nine weeks and I need to eat every 2-3 hours, although I feel better if I am constantly grazing.  I think needing food before even reaching the 3 hour mark is within the range of normal.

post #3 of 6

Could you have also been dehydrated? 

post #4 of 6
I really need to eat at least a tiny something every 2 hours or so, or else I start getting that super hungry/nauseated/empty feeling.
post #5 of 6

i feel the need to eat every 10 min lol. but i HAVE to eat every 2 hours, not including the drinks i have in between. i am 9 weeks.

post #6 of 6

I try to eat at least every two hours. Usually less. It helps with the nausea.  Because it was in the morning, I'd say make sure you are drinking enough.  It also could be completely unrelated to blood sugar or dehydration, maybe just a low blood pressure thing.  I feel faint a lot when I am pregnant.

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