I feel you Cubanita, except this time it didn't catch me off guard.
I was very active before my first, always on the move and running 3-5 miles per day.
Once sickness set in, I could not do much. I had it worst with my DD then I do now...or maybe it's just I was more prepared this time around.
Last time, i would literally have to rest after taking my dogs out for their morning walk. I would get so queazy and dizzy. I went from running miles per day to not being able to fully walk my dogs. It was crazy!
After the first tri, sickness left and I felt so much better! I went back to working out, but that was short lived because I had hyper mobile hips. There were times, when i would be walking and get "stuck". It was very painful and again took me by surprise. I wound up seeing a chiro and that helped tremendously. I was told no more running or eliptical though, so that left me with walking. I was appalled!
I truly thought I was going to be one of those active prego's who you couldn't tell the were pregnant until you saw their belly.
Well, I have since come to terms with all of that and Motherhood brought it's own set of realizations as well.
With this pregnancy, i am taking it as it comes, taking care of myself and not worrying about the rest.
Sorry for the long story, but I just wanted you and others feeling like you know, I totally feel you.
Originally Posted by Cubanita
I have not been so lucky on the sea bands. not sure they made a difference. I became nauseated at 5 weeks. I am almost 9 weeks and still dying. I have been to acupuncture about 4x week and I am not sure it's helping (who knows maybe it would be worse though i can't fathom what that would look like). I basically feel like someone has their finger sunk into my throat and I am gagging at all times. I had a bit of a respite this morning but have had about 10 hours of intense nausea, headache and dizziness since.....The days are long for me right now and considering this is my first, I have no idea how long this is going to last, nor have any expectation about it (maybe that's a good thing). The nausea really caught me off guard. I am very active and healthy and was convinced this would be me also in pregnancy. I haven't been to yoga since july 1 and have barely moved from the couch. It feels horrible and frankly, my mother in law described it perfectly -- It feels like an out of body experience....It's almost surreal that I can feel this horrible and not actually throw up.....I almost feel as though throwing up would bring much needed relief. I started taking b-6 in addition to prenatal pill and acupuncture....will see if that helps. at this point i am willing to try anything....
Hoping no one is as miserable as me out there, but if you are, know that I feel your pain.....To top it off, I have insomnia this evening......just hoping to get to sleep soon so I don't have to feel the nausea...or be conscious of it.