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post #161 of 250

Ugh, someone kill me please.  My cold is finally on its death throw but it's not going down without a fight which apparently means a mean post nasal drip that makes me feel like I've been gargling broken glass.  And since it's all dripping into my stomach I've been dealing with tummy issues today too.  Not really nausea persay, although I get that when I haven't eaten (like now...), but upset stomach.  

 

My m/s seems to have mostly returned at night.  For the last three nights around 10-11 I start feeling icky again.  I'm not sure if it's because of the drainage or just that I was starting to feel a bit more normal and napping and snacking less or a combo of both but I've been having to take dramamine so I can sleep.

 

Hormones?  Check.   It's possible my husband walked in on me watching the Friends finale with tears streaming down my face and then started sobbing when I talked about how Ross and Rachel finally got together and how Monica and Chandler had their babies and were leaving (p.s. Monica was soooooo pregnant in that episode).  Which, as you can imagine, only made the whole drainage thing worse and set off a coughing fit.  It was awesome.  And by awesome I mean super crappy.  Then I started crying about how I just wanted to feel normal again.  I know the cold has been really rough and that's been here for nearly a week and a half. 

 

It's also possible I just fell asleep at work.  Granted, I'm working from home today since I feel so crappy and my boss is on vacation anyway, but still.  

 

I'm supposed to have my first OB appointment today, which I actually had to reschedule from last Tuesday because of this cold, but I just keep wondering how I'm going to make it through driving there and being poked and proded.  I just had my annual in Feb. so they shouldn't need to do a pap/pelvic, right?  Just take some blood and walk me through things, right?

 

 

In short. blegh.  I'm 9w3d.  I just want this part to be over.

post #162 of 250

Sorry you feel so crappy amandalynn. I just walked up the stairs and had to rest before I could do what I came up to do, which was put laundry away. I'm suppose to take DD to her class tonight and I am already contemplating not going. I think we probably will since DD is laid up and hasn't been able to play much so I know she will enjoy time out of the house. I am already planning what I am getting through the drive thru on my way there though.

 

Sorry if non of that made any sense, my brain is so tired at the moment.

post #163 of 250
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Originally Posted by AmandaLynnH View Post

Ugh, someone kill me please.  My cold is finally on its death throw but it's not going down without a fight which apparently means a mean post nasal drip that makes me feel like I've been gargling broken glass.  And since it's all dripping into my stomach I've been dealing with tummy issues today too.  Not really nausea persay, although I get that when I haven't eaten (like now...), but upset stomach.  

 

 

Hormones?  Check.   It's possible my husband walked in on me watching the Friends finale with tears streaming down my face and then started sobbing when I talked about how Ross and Rachel finally got together and how Monica and Chandler had their babies and were leaving (p.s. Monica was soooooo pregnant in that episode).  Which, as you can imagine, only made the whole drainage thing worse and set off a coughing fit.  It was awesome.  And by awesome I mean super crappy.  Then I started crying about how I just wanted to feel normal again.  I know the cold has been really rough and that's been here for nearly a week and a half. 

 

Sorry you're still feeling so crappy!  I hope that the cold passes soon.  Have you tried a Sinus Rinse?  http://www.neilmed.com/can/products.php  It can really help.  Also, try heating up a facecloth with REALLY hot water (as hot as you can stand) and put it on your nose/sinus area with a dry towel overtop.  Keep doing it, and you'll feel things loosen up.  It's so tough when you can't take anything for a cold.  I had an awful one when I was pregnant with DS.  I actually lost my sense of taste I was so conjested!  That's soooo depressing!  Anyway, those two tips helped me survive.  Might be too little to late, but hopefully not.

 

And if you think friends is bad, get this - I wanted to get DH a pass to a Crossfit gym for an intro class for a gift.  He didn't know what Crossfit is, so I went on youtube for a quick video from the 2011 Crossfit Games.  I got teary at the athletes reactions to their performances - one girl was laying in the sand crying and I started to tear up!  upsidedown.gif  Hormonally weird much?

post #164 of 250

Thanks guys.  Doing better today but still draining a bit so my stomach is a little off yet.  

 

My lower abdomen is a bit tender after yesterday's appointment.  It was my first OB appointment and even though I'm only 9.5 weeks they tried to find the heartbeat.  As expected, she couldn't find it but that didn't stop her from mashing up my lower abdomen for a good 5 minutes.  Then she offered to have me pop on the ultrasound to see it instead so I said ok.  Well she was having trouble finding it there too (couldn't tell if it was my uterus or bladder) so I got another 5 minutes of abdomen mashing.  Finally located the little monster hiding out low on my left side and saw the flutter.  So then she decided to try again with the doppler.  Cue more abdomen mashing.  I had peed before I went so I had to tell them the urine specimen may not happen that day since I was still sick and not really eating or drinking much but sheesh all that mashing sure helped.  So I'm a little crampy now today.  And her not being able to find it with the ultrasound made me nervous because I read stories on here of women measuring small and how that can be a sign of a problem.  But at least this time she was able to find it with the regular u/s and didn't have to use the t/v one so that must mean there's growth.  I guess I just must still be carrying low (and to the left, apparently).

 

I did get the go ahead on my mate tea for migraines so that made me happy.

 

How's everyone else feeling?

post #165 of 250
Oh, she didn't do a vaginal U/S? No wonder she was having so much trouble finding the baby/HB! That's not uncommon this early, usually they do a vaginal U/S as the uterus is still so low and tucked behind everything. I really hate when medical professionals don't make more of an effort to be gentle and explain and warn if they have to be rougher, grrr! So sorry you had to deal with that, especially when you already don't feel well. I hope your cold goes away soon!

MaraM, definitely having weird dreams, there is actually a whole thread about it somewhere in here, pretty amusing read smile.gif
post #166 of 250
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Originally Posted by Quinalla View Post

Oh, she didn't do a vaginal U/S? No wonder she was having so much trouble finding the baby/HB! That's not uncommon this early, usually they do a vaginal U/S as the uterus is still so low and tucked behind everything. I really hate when medical professionals don't make more of an effort to be gentle and explain and warn if they have to be rougher, grrr! So sorry you had to deal with that, especially when you already don't feel well. I hope your cold goes away soon!
MaraM, definitely having weird dreams, there is actually a whole thread about it somewhere in here, pretty amusing read smile.gif

Yea, she didn't do the vaginal one although she mentioned that she may need to still.  I thought at 9.5 weeks most people could get the normal, non-awkward one, hence why I was worried about the little one not growing properly.  Phew!

post #167 of 250

Just want to pop in and say a brief hello to you lovelies.  I have been blessed with "late onset" morning sickness (started at 11 weeks), and it has knocked me on my butt.  I thought I had dodged it this time around as I had HG with my daughter and am still hoping this is just my hcg level spiking.  Hope you guys with sickness are still powering through and that everyone else is feeling well, too.  See y'all on Monday, I hope -- we are moving this weekend!  What timing!

post #168 of 250

This last 2 weeks has been rough! (I am 9w 4d, I think)...much more difficult than the pregnancy with my daughter. Non-stop nausea, fatigue, headaches, and general blahnes. Also, starting to have spd symptoms. I really only have a few good hours a day to do anything more than lie around, and then I am done, and feel awful. Since it is so different I am wondering if it is a boy! So, I am going to try B6 for the nausea...but not sure what my dosage should be...any recommendations on how much to take and at what time of day?

 

Aimee

post #169 of 250

Aimee I think it is 25 or 50 mg twice a day.

post #170 of 250

Jeanblu and Aimee, sorry to hear that you are both still suffering!  Come on second trimester....

 

So yesterday I actually had the energy to do some house cleaning which was great!  Then....we went to the mall.  That did me in, but then it usually does!  It was snowing here yesterday so it was particularly busy as people looked for something to do in doors.  But, having the energy at all to do all that housework was a great change and I even rallied enough to work on DS's halloween costume after he went to bed.  Things are looking up!

post #171 of 250

I *think* <knock wood> that I'm starting to turn a corner at 10 weeks.  I still feel crappy, mind you, but it mostly feels like cold crappy instead of pregnant and cold crappy.  Yay?

 

If you're taking B6 may I also recommend half a unisom with it?  I take half a b6 and half a unisom each night and it helped immensely with morning sickness.

post #172 of 250

im also getting ms probs at night.. yummm ..stupid sickness.. also pulse keeps racing when im trying to sleep which makes sleep difficult and spd is agonisingly painful..i dont have my belt to wear tonight as its in the other room and owwww am i missing it!!

post #173 of 250

I'm 9 weeks, 2 days.    I feel like my symptoms have really eased up although I still have sore breasts and occasional nausea.    Hope things are still going well in there!
 

post #174 of 250

I'm sure everything is going well PGNPORTLAND. My MS had been all but gone until the end of last week and over the weekend it spiked again. I took some zofran yesterday because I was still sick and had stuff that NEEDED to get done. Now today I feel pretty good this morning. I hope it stays away for good now.

post #175 of 250

Thanks Bailey B.    I'm just paranoid since I had a miscarriage in May.    Everytime my symptoms wane I think "Oh, that's it.  No baby:/".     My nausea has definitely gotten better but I still have waves of it throughout the day to remind me that things are well:)    Also, still eating very weirdly:)    Normally I'm super healthy but the past couple months all I want is pizza, nachos, burgers....   I'm doing my best to add lots of veggies to these things though:)

post #176 of 250

MMMMM nachos. 

 

We really need a warning about mentions of food.

post #177 of 250

Can I whine and complain for a second?  I am so freaking tired of feeling like crap!  I know it will pass and some women have it worse but it's been 5 weeks of feeling like I am going to puke all day long and I am so tired of it.  I am so glad the Zofran is keeping me from puking most of the time and helping but I hate the way it makes me constipated.  I just want to be done with this part and feel good so I can be a mom and wife.  If it follows the pattern of my previous pregnancies I have another month of this to go.  Blergh.  OK, whine over.  Thanks.

post #178 of 250

:( cobaby- you poor thing, u must be exhaussted.. have you been taking supplements to try and keep your nutrients up? sounds like you've had it rough.. i was in hosp once with this poor girl who got the really very worst kind of morning sickness where u cant keep anything down, and she had it all the way through, she kept having to be admitted for drips and injections, poor thing.. i feel lucky that mainly mines not been "too" bad.. its come back agian recently but i had a nice free couple of weeks.. this is what you need.. a few days grace.. is there anything your dr can do? sometimes there are more meds they can try if you want to risk it.. and also there are some things they can use to help the constipation a bit aswell.. other then that the only advice i can give is drink lots (if u can) lots of soluble fibre (dont bother with bulky stuff if your already constipated it will just add to it) and try and eat little and often.. mine basiclaly gets bad about 8pm.. so  i cant sleep til 4am most days as im spinning outand feel to queasy but the days are much better.. weird..

SIlly pregnant bodys.. but at least its a good sign.. hormones are working and all that :) *hugs*
 

post #179 of 250

Thanks timesaway.  I am actually already on medication (Zofran) which is helping me not throw up (most of the time) but I still feel like I'd like to most of the time.  I already went to the hospital last month since without the Zofran I can't even keep down water so I am on it.  I just reach this point where I start to get a bit depressed about being this way for so long. It's mentally, physically and emotionally really draining. I am really trying not to complain too much in real life but it sucks.  I just needed to get it out.   

post #180 of 250
Cobaby, I'm so sorry, I hope it goes away for you soon!

I'm still in the exhaustion and it is making my temper so short, poor DD and DH, and now finally getting the crazy pregnancy hunger where I am hungry 30 minutes after I just ate.
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