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Low Energy...Still

post #1 of 11
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I thought my energy was supposed to return in second trimester.  I'm 20, nearly 21 weeks and I still have low energy.  It's not as bad as it was in the first trimester, but I am so vying for more sleep.  The last time my iron levels were checked they were really good, I don't feel anemic either.  Maybe it's the fact that I have a 2.5 year old and the weather in our town is so gloomy.  WAt least I can get some stuff done. 

 

Anyone else have low energy still?

post #2 of 11

Yep. It's nowhere near as low as it was, but I do need to have a nap most days and I tend to take a couple hours really waking up in the morning. I don't have a little one like you do, but I have to get up early to get my kids to school, so I am looking forward to winter break and lots of sleep sleeping.gif

post #3 of 11

I had a burst of energy at around 18 weeks that lasted until I got a fierce allergy cold thing two weeks later. I also have to get DSS up in the morning and to daycare by 8 am. I am usually a night owl but I have been going to bed at ten, waking up at seven and going from there. I notice around 3 pm that I am very worn out. I know that a lot is happening in our bodies and the babies are really growing a significant amount each week. But it is so hard to not sneak a nap in during the afternoon. I am thinking that online classes were a good idea for next semester. 

post #4 of 11

yes, still exhausted, but like you i have a 2 year old so it's hard to tell if it's really the pregnancy or the fact that i'm dealing with temper tantrums and chasing her around constantly.  my ob is going to do some blood work next time to see if i'm anemic or low in vit d.  hopefully i am, so that i know what i can do about it.  i would love to take naps when DD does, but those are my times to just sit and relax for a little while and then get the house in some semblance of order.  more often than not, housework has to wait until DH comes home because i am just too tired.  hopefully this'll change in the third trimester?

 

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by thomatuttle View Post

yes, still exhausted, but like you i have a 2 year old so it's hard to tell if it's really the pregnancy or the fact that i'm dealing with temper tantrums and chasing her around constantly.  my ob is going to do some blood work next time to see if i'm anemic or low in vit d.  hopefully i am, so that i know what i can do about it.  i would love to take naps when DD does, but those are my times to just sit and relax for a little while and then get the house in some semblance of order.  more often than not, housework has to wait until DH comes home because i am just too tired.  hopefully this'll change in the third trimester?

 



I have an OB appointment today and plan on mentioning it to her.  It's the same here, I could nap when he's down but that's my time to sit by myself and relax.  I hope it changes 3rd trimester too, but I doubt it seeing as when I was pregnant with DS I started getting struck my insomnia some and couldn't stay asleep worth anything because I was so uncomfortable.  But maybe this pregnancy will be different.  I just hope to make my goals of finishing the baby blanket and the 2 caps I want to make.  My DH said he'd help me go through the baby clothes and so that's a relief.

 

I'm just glad my DS will let me put him on his bed or leave him there (depends on if he joined us at night) with some toys in the morning when he wakes up.  I can get about an extra hour and sometimes an hour and a half of sleep that way.  Otherwise we'd be up around 5:30 or 6 in the morning.

post #6 of 11

I'm super low energy and it sucks.  I'm still recovering from hyperemesis so I think it's going to take me awhile.  My body is just really run down and I still have trouble preparing food, so I'm not eating enough.  Looking around my house brings me to tears.  There is so much to be done and I really need some of those energy boosts to do it all!

post #7 of 11

I have my days. I am not nearly as bad as I was but after testing my thyroid and having it come back normal, my naturopath put me on some herbals for my adrenal glands. I can tell a difference. I'm not depressed, have more energy (although I need to nap), and I'm not quite as grouchy with my 3 little kiddos.

 

Our bodies are working so hard. I hope that you find some extra energy soon!

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by adoremybabe View Post

I have my days. I am not nearly as bad as I was but after testing my thyroid and having it come back normal, my naturopath put me on some herbals for my adrenal glands. I can tell a difference. I'm not depressed, have more energy (although I need to nap), and I'm not quite as grouchy with my 3 little kiddos.

 

Our bodies are working so hard. I hope that you find some extra energy soon!



I have a feeling my OB will have my thyroid tested.  I have hypothyroid and have for awhile.  I doubt it's that, I don't have any of the other symptoms.  But better safe than sorry.  I just need to make sure she runs the entire panel because the TSH won't tell my doctor anything.  He individually doses the T3 and T4 based on results and all.

post #9 of 11
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I have a feeling my OB will have my thyroid tested.  I have hypothyroid and have for awhile.  I doubt it's that, I don't have any of the other symptoms.  But better safe than sorry.  I just need to make sure she runs the entire panel because the TSH won't tell my doctor anything.  He individually doses the T3 and T4 based on results and all.



When I requested to have my thyroid tested ( hypo runs in my family) my number came back at under 3 which is too low expecially for pregnancy. My OB said that it was fine but I insisted that he check my T3 and T4. They were normal. So I went to see my naturopath. Hopefully you find a cause instead of having to just live with it. Sometimes we just know when our bodies aren't quite up to par.

 

post #10 of 11
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When I requested to have my thyroid tested ( hypo runs in my family) my number came back at under 3 which is too low expecially for pregnancy. My OB said that it was fine but I insisted that he check my T3 and T4. They were normal. So I went to see my naturopath. Hopefully you find a cause instead of having to just live with it. Sometimes we just know when our bodies aren't quite up to par.

 



I am on meds for it.  I take Bio Thyroid or something like that, I always forget the name, but it's not amour.  It's a desicated med.  I doubt that's it, none of the symptoms really match it when I do experience hypo symptoms.  She wanted to run a TSH, but forgot to give me the form and I forgot until I was out.  But I doubt it's that.  We have really unstable weather at the moment and all the low and high pressure changes can trigger migraines.  Fatigue is always one of my pre-migraine symptoms, that and congestion which is what I have right now too.  So it could be a migraine is building up or something.

post #11 of 11

Me too. I'm so tired all the time and it just gets progressively worse. I know they say the second trimester is supposed to be the honeymoon trimester and I should have more energy, but I don't. I'm kind of scared to see what the third trimester is going to be like. You are not alone.

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