I am getting SO frustrated! I've gotten to the point that whenever I want to just lay down and rest (I clean houses for a living, so I'm TIRED when I'm done working), I can't relax. It isn't so much that my muscles are sore, or that my joints hurt--I'm fine in those departments. Its more like that feeling when you lay flat on your back and can't breathe? Well I get that way no matter HOW I position myself. It's like a panic attack sort of feeling. Oh, and I suddenly need a bottle of water around me AT ALL TIMES. I've tried sitting/laying on the couch, neither works. I'm ok right now sitting in the computer chair, but let's face it, that's not optimal and my butt gets sore from that after a while.
I've had awful varicose veins this pregnancy, and I'm on supplements for those, and I'm wearing support hose. I've noticed a HUGE improvement in my veins lately, so I'm feeling very optimistic in that area at least! :) I also walk/run almost daily, at least two miles, so I'm getting exercise as well as physical work, so I think that's good.
So basically what happens, is I get into bed with DP......we spoon (facing either way), I get all comfy, and then suddenly I HAVE to move. Sometimes its just a leg. Sometimes my arm itches. Sometimes the comforter is in my face funny. Or my pillow isn't just right. Or he's breathing too warm on me. Or I can't breathe. Or I need to stick my feet out because they're too ho OR I need watert. Usually this doesn't last THAT long and I finally get to sleep. But over the weekend, it was horrible! Last night I must have gotten up four or five times to pee in like half an hour. I couldn't sleep for hours! And to make matters worse, by the time I fell asleep, my alarm went off (at 3:45) because that's what time I get up to get DP off to work. And I'm one of those people who just can't fall back asleep once I'm up, so that's it for sleep for me. I did go for a walk this morning, hoping it would help. So, we'll see.
Only thing that has changed that I can think of is that I did NOT wear the support hose over the weekend--my girls had a swim meet and I had NO desire to wear them at the pool and die of heatstroke! But I didn't work over the weekend, and took plenty of time off of my feet. But I wonder if that made a difference? I've been reading that Calcium/Mag is supposed to help, so I'll ask DP to pick some up on the way home from work today.
Any other thoughts? I can't imagine going through this for another 6 weeks! :O