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Lets talk about symptoms!

post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 

It always amazes me how every pregnancy is so different (at least for me anyway). With babies 1, 2 & 3, I hardly had any morning sickness and never vomited. With number 4 I had it so bad that at times I had to pull over while driving because I would get sick. This time seems mild again. I only get brief yucky moments. I don't feel much like eating though.

 

How is everyone else feeling?

post #2 of 65

It is early yet, I'm only on my 5th week. So far I have felt pretty nauseous in the mornings and I am so, so thirsty.

 

I was sick for 9 months with my first, had horrible heartburn for the entirety of my second, and had the "typical" morning sickness in the first trimester/ blissful second trimester/ heartburn for the third trimester, with my third baby. It will be interesting to see how I feel this time around!

post #3 of 65

I've been SOOOOOOOO thirsty too!!

 

I actually (thus far) have wonderful pregnancies *knockonwood*!  Seriously, pregnancy is SOOOOOO good to my body! Not that I want to jinx myself now.. but, I typically do not gain much weight (10 lbs? maybe 15 was the most), feel great, have never puked/vomited/thrown up, and have remained wonderfully active. The worst symptoms are aversions to eating (no cravings... I just can't stand the thought of most foods) and heartburn bad enough to feel like I could light the house on fire... or maybe breathe fire like a dragon!

 

Thus far -- I'll be six weeks tomorrow -- I just have a general quesiness/nausea... like the early stage of getting sick. But it never gets past that.. it's just that rolly-stomach kind of feeling. And some heartburn already... which really doesn't bode well for the future! Ack!

post #4 of 65

I also find it so interesting how it can vary from woman to woman, and from pregnancy to pregnancy!

 

So far with this one I haven't felt much of anything, other than being hungry constantly and needing to pee a lot.  I am only 5w2d, though, so I know there is plenty of time for the yuckies to hit!  I am fully expecting fatigue and nausea, I am just really hoping that it won't be bad!  


With my first pregnancy, my boobs were SO sore for the first week or two.  The day I hit 6 weeks, the nausea hit me like a truck.  I was very sick through 13 weeks and lost 5-8 pounds.  

 

With my second pregnancy, I had no breast tenderness whatsoever, but I was really tired and nauseous again.......but it hit me earlier (right at 5 weeks).  But I also know my betas were really high (730 at 15dpo compared to 164 at 15dpo this time around), and I was taking progesterone which can make symptoms worse (I was very tired and pukey on those).  

 

I would love to avoid the morning sickness this time, but I think chances are good that it will happen -- I just hope it holds off as long as possible so I can enjoy eating for a little while!  

post #5 of 65
Thread Starter 

Oh the heartburn. Yuck. It hit me last time at about 8 weeks and progressed into extremely painful reflux. I'm already having hip and back pain but I'm going to guess that's because I am still not back to normal after giving birth 8 months ago.

post #6 of 65

+1 on heartburn. That was actually my first clue that I was pregnant - that, and stunning (and unusual) irritability. Now I am an eating machine and slightly queasy if I don't have food in my stomach. I also have pregnancy insomnia, although that could simply be low blood sugar as a side effect of my voracious appetite, as when I have a snack I am able to fall back asleep soon (if I don't eat, I'm awake for the rest of the night).

post #7 of 65
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Originally Posted by planteater View Post

+1 on heartburn. That was actually my first clue that I was pregnant - that, and stunning (and unusual) irritability. Now I am an eating machine and slightly queasy if I don't have food in my stomach. I also have pregnancy insomnia, although that could simply be low blood sugar as a side effect of my voracious appetite, as when I have a snack I am able to fall back asleep soon (if I don't eat, I'm awake for the rest of the night).



Brilliant! I've already been experiencing incredible insomnia for a few nights and it's killing me! I will absolutely try to snacky thing because it's absolutely ridiculous laying in bed KNOWING I'm tired and KNOWING I should be sleeping, but not being able to do a darn thing about it!

 

post #8 of 65

I've had on and off lower back pain and mild cramps/soreness in uterus since before POAS, and that continues. (Those, a couple of bad headaches, and bouts of nausea were how I knew.. I'm one of those that had symptoms way before you're 'supposed to'.) A bit of hip pain yesterday and today. 

 

Heartburn- me too. :\ And insomnia! I'm able to get to sleep just fine but end up getting up to pee anywhere between 2-3:30am and it's near impossible to get back to sleep.. My best recovery so far was two nights ago when I just gave up and moved to the guest bedroom. Between the firmer mattress, having a bed to myself, and not having to worry about waking up my husband with the tossing and turning, I got a solid five more hours. Not sure how this all affects the fatigue, which seems worse some days. Mood-wise, so far so good, unless I don't eat.

 

It'll be interesting to see how things change.. norskelove, you have me scared with the nausea truck at 6 weeks!

post #9 of 65

oh my ive been a bit queezy but nothing compared to my first, when i was pregnant with her i could barely drink water for the first 4 months! the worst thing by fare this time around is NOOOO SLLEEEEEEEPPPP!!!!! im EXHAUSTED all day and when i finally lay down at night i end up tossing and turning till 4am its ridiculous!!

 

post #10 of 65
I. Am. Tired! I think I went to bed at about 8:30 the other night!

I'm glad I'm not the only one with heartburn! I can't quite wrap my mind around the WHY of it.. last time I got heartburn at the very end- 30+ weeks. I assumed baby was taking up all the room and things were getting all pushed around. But this little pea couldn't be doing that yet, so WHAT is causing this horrible heartburn? I had to sleep sitting up on the couch the other night!

My dad is a regular heartburn sufferer so he has passed lots of tips on to me. I am avoiding acidic things like tomatoes and pineapple (lemon in my water seems to be ok.. I hope I can still have OJ. Fresh squeezed OJ is one of my favorite things in this world)
and for relief: (I have only done these one at a time- not in combination)
Eat an apple,
take a spoonful of honey,
1 tbsp unfiltered AVC in a glass of water

Actually the thing that works the best and most instantly for me is contraindicated during pregnancy: A teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. They say it promotes water retention. That works immediately, though.

I woke up from a very realistic and scary dream this morning. I guess that is another symptom, huh?
post #11 of 65

I woke up this morning with heartburn.. yay...

Pregnancy #1 was asymptomatic (other than the growing belly and sore boobs) until my 3rd trimester when morning sickness decided to finally hit me.

 

Pregnancy #2 I had morning sickness, I think because I was taking progesterone and it was really, really not doing my body good!

 

This pregnancy (#3) I've had general queasiness, I'm crazy thirsty, and I'm craving stir fry 150% of the time.  And my breasts hurt.  AND I"M TIRED ALL THE TIME.  Lol, I think that's it!

post #12 of 65

So far, I don't have many symptoms, but it's early days yet! I'm a little crampy and a bit tired but that's pretty much it so far.

post #13 of 65

For heartburn relief, I've found these to work:
 

ACV (Bragg's is all I've tried) in 'tea' ... about a tablespoon or two in hot water with plenty of raw honey. This is my go-to and probably the most effective.

Baking soda in water (just a tiny bit).  Not really recommended in pregnancy because of the extreme sodium levels for the pregnant body.. but.. it works.

For mild, early-pregnancy heartburn I've found that papaya enzyme tablets work pretty well. I prefer the "American Health" brand of papaya enzyme tablets.

Fresh pineapple. It's delicious and works ;)

post #14 of 65

ACV worked for me last pregnancy, but I found it worked best as a preventative measure. If I took a couple tsp every day my heartburn was way less.

post #15 of 65
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Brilliant! I've already been experiencing incredible insomnia for a few nights and it's killing me! I will absolutely try to snacky thing because it's absolutely ridiculous laying in bed KNOWING I'm tired and KNOWING I should be sleeping, but not being able to do a darn thing about it!

 



I hope it works for you! What happens is as your blood sugar drops, your adrenal glands start excreting cortisol, which is a stress hormone that makes you feel quite alert. After eating or drinking something (I just keep a glass of OJ beside the bed) you feel sleepy again in about 20 minutes. Obviously this doesn't explain all insomnia, but it explains mine!

post #16 of 65
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

But this little pea couldn't be doing that yet, so WHAT is causing this horrible heartburn? I had to sleep sitting up on the couch the other night!
 


That sounds awful :(

 

I think what causes it is increased progesterone, which causes the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus to relax, so stomach acid is able to seep back up into the esophagus. It sounds like my heartburn is nowhere near as bad as yours, but what helps me is eating more alkaline foods. Good luck!

post #17 of 65
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Fresh pineapple. It's delicious and works wink1.gif

that is weird. it gives me heartburn. too bad because I love it.
post #18 of 65

I also don't have much for symptoms yet. I'm only 4w5d though.

 

I'm a bit tired (but I can't tell if it's just because I have a toddler and I'm working lots ;) ) and I've also been crampy quite a bit on/off. Nausea didn't hit me until about 6 weeks with DD. Oh, and my breasts have just started to feel tender the last day or so. I'm also having REALLY vivid dreams every night! I had that when pregnant with DD too.

 

I don't seem to be peeing much more than usual...which seems strange to me! Anyone else not peeing more than normal?

 

I'm actually looking forward to more symptoms as it makes me feel more secure that things are progressing ok.

post #19 of 65

I am not peeing more than normal either.  Despite the crazy 24/7 morning sickness and cravings for salad salad salad...the not peeing is making me paranoid.  Maybe I need to start drinking more.  LOL. 

 

I have a very unusual (and embarrassing) symptom...it has happened to me with each of my (4) pregnancies and is often how I KNOW I am pregnant.  I start drooling a lot...while I sleep.  So much so that I have to put a towel down to soak up the grossness.  Does anyone else have such a bizarre symptom?  Maybe I am losing so much water from drooling all night that I don't have to pee so much!  haha.

post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by jodieanneanton View Post

I am not peeing more than normal either.  Despite the crazy 24/7 morning sickness and cravings for salad salad salad...the not peeing is making me paranoid.  Maybe I need to start drinking more.  LOL. 

 

I have a very unusual (and embarrassing) symptom...it has happened to me with each of my (4) pregnancies and is often how I KNOW I am pregnant.  I start drooling a lot...while I sleep.  So much so that I have to put a towel down to soak up the grossness.  Does anyone else have such a bizarre symptom?  Maybe I am losing so much water from drooling all night that I don't have to pee so much!  haha.



Good to know I'm not the only one :) Do you get congested when you're pregnant? If yes, maybe you sleep with your mouth open more and that's why you drool? Just a theory ;)

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