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What are your symptoms so far? - Page 11post #201 of 25011/4/12 at 2:12pmpost #202 of 25011/4/12 at 3:08pmConstipation.
I think it's one of the reasons my belly looks so big (this is #1 for me and I am SHOCKED at how much I'm showing.) It started getting painful yesterday, so I consulted the list of "safe" meds and headed to Target. Bought Colace pills and Metamucil powder, plus yogurt, kefir, and prunes.
Took a Colace pill yesterday afternoon and another one last night. A third this morning.
Put 1 teaspoon of metamucil into my Activia yogurt this morning.
Have been snacking on prunes and drinking lots of water.
Still nothing. Gassier than normal, but can't go.
So frustrating.post #203 of 25011/4/12 at 3:15pmOh no twilight.. Constipation is horrible, are u drinking plenty of water and fruit juice? I also find plums better then prunes and tastier too and liquorice can be good .. Another thing I need to talk to ob about tommorrow as normally I rely on movocol, do usage and phosphate enemas to make my bowels work.. Can't have any of those.. Have had a bit of diarhorrea recently as part of my cold which has take. Off the pressure but still doesnt feel like its behaving.. And I have pictures from my various constipation s and bow obstructions where I look 10 times more preg then I do now when actually 13 weeks preg! Lol.. How long are u going between bowel emptying (such a lovely phrase)post #204 of 25011/4/12 at 3:16pmOh no twilight.. Constipation is horrible, are u drinking plenty of water and fruit juice? I also find plums better then prunes and tastier too and liquorice can be good .. Another thing I need to talk to ob about tommorrow as normally I rely on movocol, do usage and phosphate enemas to make my bowels work.. Can't have any of those.. Have had a bit of diarhorrea recently as part of my cold which has take. Off the pressure but still doesnt feel like its behaving.. And I have pictures from my various constipation s and bow obstructions where I look 10 times more preg then I do now when actually 13 weeks preg! Lol.. How long are u going between bowel emptying (such a lovely phrase)post #205 of 25011/4/12 at 4:23pmpost #206 of 25011/4/12 at 7:59pm
TJ, I've been dealing with constipation too! It doesn't sound like I'm suffering to the same extent as you though, that sucks. I'm still having a "movement" daily, but just definetly not feeling like that's enough, if you kwim. I did not have this with DS at all. I picked up Panda brand black licorice on Friday and ate a bunch Friday and more Saturday. I also added probiotics to my yogurt the last few mornings. Not 100% yet but it seems to be helping! I hope you find something that works soon!
So, yes, symptoms. Constipation, and still major fatigue! I had two naps today! Maybe I need more iron??
It sounds like a lot of you are suffering from migranes, I'm so sorry it sounds awful!post #207 of 25011/4/12 at 8:11pmpost #208 of 25011/5/12 at 5:28amStill having fatigue, but it seems to be a bit better. Getting the blood pounding in the ears thing and some shortness of breath at times, all normal and apparently are worse for twin pregnancies as you have more blood volume and more people to oxygenate. I'm getting DD really used to not being carried by me, if Dad is there he can do it, if not she better be walking!
Sorry for those of you with migraines I get them occasionally and usually just take advil, drink something with caffiene and then go hide in a quiet, dark room laying down. They suck and I was lucky to only get one last pregnancy! I hope you can find relief!
I've only been constipated once or twice so far, but digestion is definitely off and when I have to go, it's urgent! I've been making sure to drink plenty and eat plenty of fiber, so far not too bad. Prenatals can definitely cause constipation is folks, they don't seem to effect me much, but I know a lot of other people do get affected.
Lack of iron can definitely cause fatigue and you need more while pregnant anyway of course, so doesn't hurt to try to eat more iron rich foods. Have it with something with Vitamin C if you can as that helps increase absorption.post #209 of 25011/5/12 at 5:36amThank you, ladies! I will try fruit juice and beans. Can't hurt!!! Did manage to go a little yesterday evening. Already my stomach looks smaller and less pregnant! Still I feel it's not enough based on how much I know I've been eating.
On a positive note, I woke up this morning feeling better than I have in the past 10 weeks!!! Got up right with my alarm without feeling tired, showered without feeling faint/sick, stood and did my hair all fancy, actually made breakfast and packed my lunch for work. Feeling normal and having energy is so amazing!!!post #210 of 25011/5/12 at 12:34pmQuote:Originally Posted by timesway
thanks :) im used to them as i had them daily as a child so unless they get awful awful i spend my days in the dark with everything dimmed and cursing at anyone for making the slitest bit of noise.. today i had proper migraine projectile vomiting tho so im not happy.... nothing seems to work.. is mate tea a brand or is that the actual type of tea? i'll look for it.. literally would try anything right now :S my neck has turned to rock aswell as a side affect and my normal methods of easing it arent working, making me feel really veryshit!! hope your all doing ok xx
Oh on a side note.. has anyone else suffered with this sortve morning migraine? where its usually eased enough to vaguely function by evening, but u wake up with it full on crazy levals of ouch every morning? i wondered if it were to do with hormone levals but before this my nausea/sickness was worse at night.. weird..
Mate is a type of tea (well, technically it's not as tea all comes from the same plant and it's not this one). Teavana has a really yummy one called Matevana but they have a whole variety here: http://www.teavana.com/the-teas/mate-teas. It's got about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee but it doesn't make you jittery. It seems to help when I get migraines whereas the black teas I normally drink make them worse.
Bath and Body Works and Origins also make an aromatherapy thing that's peppermint oil and you rub it on your temples and it seems to help as well. Normally I take excedrin migraine but that's not on the safe list so I've been trying to cope with the tea, tylenol, and the peppermint scent. A cold compress on the back of the neck also seems to help. Hope those with migraines get some relief. I *think* mine might be heading out but then I noticed my vision was weird when we were at Target so maybe not.
Other than that I am still soooooo sleeeeeeeeepppppppppyyyyyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. And apparently my mother thinks that's abnormal. Then again, she's crazy and selfish and me being tired doesn't serve her needs so that doesn't surprise me. But hey, just so you all know, my crazy mom thinks you're weird if you're tiredpost #211 of 25011/5/12 at 3:57pm
Hey everyone! Very new to these boards and didn't know where to start so I figured since I'm always curious about other women's symptoms that I'd start here!
I went to the welcome board and then just decided to not fill out the list of all my info. Maybe due to my cultural background I try not to put too much focus on my unborn baby (his/her due date, the gender, not planing too much in way of buying things for baby etc etc) buuuuut I'm definitely into meeting some mamas here on the boards and hearing other people's experiences and whatnot...and of course sharing mine when I feel the need for some feedback!
There's a bajillion posts here so I havent read through them all but im almost 14 wks and had a pretty mild first trimester- to the point where i was concerned that I wasnt getting sick. Other experience this? MY midwife told me to just enjoy it. Only major thing (which I still have) is needing to eat frequently and when I need to eat I NEED to eat.post #212 of 25011/5/12 at 3:59pmpost #213 of 25011/5/12 at 4:21pm
Welcome to MDC Loogiejane! Do you want me to add you to the roster, but just not list a particular due date? Just your user name, due in may, and Baby #....(1 I am guessing?) Don't feel you need to be added, and feel free to share just what you're comfortable with!
Hope you enjoy the DDC!post #214 of 25011/5/12 at 5:22pmpost #215 of 25011/5/12 at 7:08pm
hello loogie :) glad your having a good preg so far :) ..i normally (in a self preserving way due to multiple miscarriages) try not to put too much enphasis on the baby, but this time, since i saw the scan i have to say im obsessed (again probably because ive had so many miscarriages . ha) Nice to meet you anyway, im steph :)
Thanks amanda, Your mum makes me pretty much as angry as mine does, and that is saying something, mine also blames me for her weight lol..im a uk size 6-8 and i dont think she was EVER that even before 3 pregnancys..(think you wrwote about your size on the other thread now i come to think about it but im so sleepy im confusing myself) i will go on the lookout fo rthis mate tea stuff..normal caffienated tea was making me throw up so perhaps this will do better and give me a bit o energy!! i thought i was over the worst of it.. but ive suddenly got a massive pang of nausea and it just occured to me it was about 8 hours since i took the antisickness med, and when i was in hosp i was on it ever 8 hours without fail.. so seems that the med was jut (maybe) making me feeel a tonne beter .. i dont know whether to give in and just take the tablet again (even tho its reallllly eaerly) but get some sleep and potentially wake tommorrow feeling a lot better, or just try my hardest to sleep anyway and hope for not throwing up!!
OOO something that occurred to me, which ive now got a script for off my dr is soluble paracetamol .. such a good idea.. as it works quicker then normal paracetamol (i think this is what u call tylenol) so if any of u are coming down with a migraine and cant take much maybe try either an adult sied dose of paediatric solution (1g a time is adult dose) or get some soluble ones from the chemist :)
im also looking foreward (hopefully if my dr gets it right this time, to getting my prescription for panoxyl after some of my cystic acne i dont have much atm just one awul patch at the top of my nose) exploded and got infected.. i managed to sort the infection out luckily with tea tree, chamomoile, zinc oxide and taping it up for the worst day, but oh gosh.. its gonna take away my soul if my face keeps erupting in this stuff again (yuk)anyway ob says panoxyl is sae so get my prescription tommorrow and this should mean that this cavernous hole in my head that looks like i fell over on my forehead and skidded on gravel will heal, and potential new versions will be detinated before they have chance to erupt lol :P
post #216 of 25011/5/12 at 7:10pmQuote:But hey, just so you all know, my crazy mom thinks you're weird if you're tired
Well, if being tired makes you weird, then count me in as one big weirdo:) I mean, my m-i-l told my dh that we need to hire a maid/au pair (with what money?) because I guess I am doing such a crappy job taking care of everything around the house as a weirdly exhausted pregnant lady. Sigh:) Like I don't feel guilty enough over how slack I've been the past few weeks, I need someone else telling me. I just did not expect how much this pregnancy would kick my butt:) Last time was a breeze in comparison and even thought I know that each pregnancy can be different, you never know how different until it happens. Other than the tiredness I've had morning sickness and didn't even have nausea last time. And while last time I would cry at the drop of a hat, this time my temper is through the roof. Does any have this? I call it pregnancy rage:) I get super grumpy and my poor dh and ds are dealing with it mainly.post #217 of 25011/5/12 at 8:20pm
Add me to the "Freak of Nature" list! What an odd thing to say but I guess I am learning to expect those sort of things from your mom. It's just after 8:00 here and I am trying to convince myself to stay up a tiny bit longer because I'm so wiped out.
Hugs to you too scary biscuits! That's not very nice of your MIL! I find it challenging enough to keep the house up in "normal" life let alone with pregnancy exhaustion!Quote:Maybe due to my cultural background I try not to put too much focus on my unborn baby (his/her due date, the gender, not planing too much in way of buying things for baby etc etc)
LoogieJane, May I ask what your cultural background is? I have heard of those from a Jewish heritage not bringing baby items into the home prior to the babies birth but I don't know if other groups hold this same practice.post #218 of 25011/5/12 at 8:51pm
Yup, Jewish :)
It's that side of me paired with just the reality of several ppl I know recently having fullterm stillborns that I don't treat it as us having an actual baby yet. Even when people give me a heartfelt "congrats" (we're only just now starting to tell ppl at 13/14 wks) in my head I'm like "congrats? there's no baby yet" but I recognize I'm in the vast minority. I have friends who while they respect my stance they soooo cannot relate and themselves would want to have everything purchased and in place. Which I totally get, it's just not my vibe. There's a saying in Hebrew, "b'sha-ah tovah", a traditional thing to say to a fellow Jewish pregnant woman. It means something like "in good time".
It was funny, when my older sis had her first homebirth back in 2003 (i owe so much of my knowledge to her, as I was at her first birth when I was 23) my sister bought NOTHING for the baby before the birth to the point where her MW was like "um, you're having a homebirth, you're going to have to buy SOME things, sorry. Like, you need diapers, and blankets and a couple onesies" and for some reason I just remember it being really funny just cuz like, she was so to the extreme but the MD insisted.
So yeah, no baby shower, no buying of things (which is hard for me when I find good deals on used quality baby furniture on Craigslist and just have to let it go. I just shouldn't even be looking :P), no finding out the sex, no referring to the unborn baby by a name, and just kinda riding the wave. I'm not even going to discuss my due date with anyone and am just saying "mid May" but that's moreso a "leave me alone" type of thing.
Don't get me wrong though, I know plenty of Jewish women who found out the sex of their child, discuss their unborn baby's name, or even have showers (but it always seems strange to me when I hear of a jewish girl having a baby shower) so this is not a black or white deal. It all depends on the person.
There's other things too like, not going into a cemetery while pregnant. That one actually was very much a me thing. We had a service to attend for DH's still living grandmother that takes place every year in a cemetery in honor of the community she is from in Poland (she's a holocaust survivor) and I chose to not go this year because it didn't feel right to me. Like...negative vibes. Then I thought "hm! I wonder if this is even a Jewish thing" and low and behold it is. Found stuff online and consulted with my kinda of religious sister. This will be a hard one come March though when we have an unveiling of the headstone of DH's best friend that suddenly with no explanation died this past March.post #219 of 25011/5/12 at 8:51pmpost #220 of 25011/6/12 at 5:31amQuote:
I feel you there. Waaay to tired to keep up on the housecleaning. Kept nagging DH to help me out with vacuuming or buy me a Roomba... so he bought me a Roomba! It gets delivered this week, I'm excited to try it!Quote:
A friend has a theory that if you're more emotional, you're having a boy, but if you're more aggressive, you're having a girl. So maybe this one is a girl for you!
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