or Connect
Mothering › Groups › December 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › All the many symptoms!

All the many symptoms! - Page 5

post #81 of 141

ouch, fibromyalgia. I haven't been feeling too much movement, still. Or maybe sometimes, but its not totally clear yet. I've been wicked sick, and every time I cough really hard I pee myself a little, hows that for a symptom? grody! and back pain- but again, not sure if thats just a preg thing or due to being sick and laying around so much. I am ready for the second trimester glory days, now! Sagbaby- horrible about the throwing up! thats so unfair at this stage! 

post #82 of 141

Oh, roisin the coughing and peeing myself has got to be the worst symptom I have, right after first thing in the morning coughing up phlegm that turns into dry heaves.  I thought the further along I was, the less I would be bothered by the peeing myself.  Nope, bladder seems still to void itself when I cough or sneeze too hard unless I really focus on tightening the muscles down there. I have resorted to wearing pads because I will pee through my clothes. 

post #83 of 141

I've refused to give into pads, so I've been just washing all my clothes like a maniac- not reasonable, I know. But none of my underwear fit right, and I hate wearing them! My mother-in-law very sweetly bought me some maternity things, including maternity undies...in extra small! now, thats flattering, but if there is one thing that I would and will never fit in extra small...

post #84 of 141

I hadn't used disposable pads for years but resorted to it because it was just too random and embarassing when I would wet myself coughing or sneezing.  I had been using my reusable lunapanties with the changeable pads but they don't fit me right anymore and I didn't want to ruin them for postpartum use when I get my period back again someday.  If I could afford a stash of lunapanties in a larger size, I would definitely do that over the disposable pads.  I hate them, but feel they are a necessary evil right now to keep my sanity.

post #85 of 141
Thread Starter 

Rachel, I have been getting sick every morning, too, since the 2nd trimester started. It is not all day nausea like the 1st trimester. It is mainly caused by gag reflex from too much phlegm, but in the morning, I can't just seem to just spit out the phlegm -- I actually throw up.  I always wait for this to happen before I eat.  Sometimes the phlegm will make me gag during the day, but I manage to spit it out without getting full out sick.  I have tried eating in the mornings first, but it doesn't help me. It just makes the phlegm issue much worse, b/c I am throwing up everything.  YUCK!

 

And to make it worse, I totally pee myself when this happens. I try to hop in the shower first thing so everything will happen in the shower and go down the drain. If I am not in the shower, I have resorted taking off my pajamas and moving my bath rug so all I have to do is clean up my lil puddle. (*BLUSH*) This happened to me with #1, too...and it is my least favorite part of being pregnant.

post #86 of 141

earthwalker, I am so having the "can't cough up phlegm" problem causing vomiting.  I hate it.  Any great ideas to loosen up the phlegm so it doesn't cause that cough?

post #87 of 141

last pregnancy the worst symptom was peeing all the time day and night, this time I am up about twice at night, but I've hardly noticed. Its definitely been tiredness and now peeing when I cough. Last night was so bad that I put a pad on. I also can't smell anything, still, and I quite worried what my bed is going to smell like when I can! Maybe I should go wash it right now...I've been paranoid and showering WAY more often! 

post #88 of 141
Sorry for all you ladies with incontinence but kinda glad it isn't me, is that awful? Lol. every time I read one of your posts I start doing kegels so maybe that's helping.

My heartburn has become nightly no matter what I eat. Ugh. Drinking vinegar helped the other might but I can't bring myself to do out every night. I gag so much. Eating almonds its helping a bit but I really don't need the extra calories while laying in bed every night.. Those papaya pills didn't help with DS so I don't know if its worth it to try.
post #89 of 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taryn237 View Post

My heartburn has become nightly no matter what I eat. Ugh. Drinking vinegar helped the other might but I can't bring myself to do out every night. I gag so much. Eating almonds its helping a bit but I really don't need the extra calories while laying in bed every night.. Those papaya pills didn't help with DS so I don't know if its worth it to try.

Ewww... vinegar? I've had heartburn a couple of times already, and I just about freaked out because I always get it so bad in the third trimester. Luckily, it was just the two times. But I don't think I could bring myself to drink vinegar.
post #90 of 141
I chugged a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, straight. It was pretty bad but does work miraculously well. And I know acv has other health benefits too.. Might ask my midwives about a prescription heartburn medicine if I get more desperate. Only 24+ weeks to go. Ugh.
post #91 of 141
I'll keep that in mind, Taryn. I get heartburn pretty badly w/each baby, and the last two pregnancies I just took Tums, which don't really work, but my midwife said Alkaseltzer was fine too, which I'm so happy about bc it works so much better for me.
post #92 of 141
Wow, the heartburn has started bugging me the worst the last two days. Seems odd that vinegar would make it go away, since vinegar is acidic. Wouldn't something basic be better in order to neutralize the stomach acid?
post #93 of 141

two cures for heartburn, ladies : ACV and baking soda (straight). wayyyyy better than tums!

post #94 of 141
Just don't combine the vinegar and baking soda or you'll have a good old fashioned science fair volcano. ;-)

Kali - how do you take straight baking soda? Or do you combine them and then just chug really quickly?
post #95 of 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taryn237 View Post

I chugged a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, straight. It was pretty bad but does work miraculously well. And I know acv has other health benefits too.. Might ask my midwives about a prescription heartburn medicine if I get more desperate. Only 24+ weeks to go. Ugh.

When mine gets really bad I put some ACV in water and drink it throughout the day. It's definitely an odd taste at first but somehow you get use to it. If it's bad I'll just take it like a shot, lol!

 

I've been having sciatica off and on, which I get every pregnancy but it's still annoying. Especially when it happens at work and I can hardly walk (I'm a server so my whole job is being on my feet and moving.) I think I have some round ligament pain. Sometimes when I lay on my side or stretch a certain way it feels like I pulled a muscle along the lower side of my belly; never experienced that before. And my good old friend leukorrhea, or cooch drool as I affectionately refer to it, has shown up. I swear it starts earlier and gets heavier every pregnancy. I really need to go pick up some disposable pads for when I'm at work because it feels like I've wet myself by halfway through my shift. At home I either just don't wear underwear (stay in sweats/boxers all day-I'm classy like that wink1.gif ) or I end up changing them halfway through the day. Something new for me this time (at least I don't remember it happening any other pregnancy) is the congestion. I constantly feel like I have a stuffed up nose, and clearly my smelling is off. My BF made a comment that the litter box was starting to smell and I couldn't smell it at all-now that's bad! 

 

I'm sorry some of ladies are still dealing with vomit ting and nausea. That is just plain wrong this late in the game! 

post #96 of 141
Thread Starter 

Me and DH drink ACV pretty regularly, esp. if we start to feel like we are coming down with something. I like 1 tablespoon in a mug of hot water with honey to taste. I have grown to enjoy the taste. It is also pretty good cold.

 

I am still experiencing tailbone pain every so often and the occasional cramp around my cervix. Trish, coochie drool! biglaugh.gifThat is so happening to me!  I finally broke down and purchased panty liners. Tired of changing my underwear at lunch everyday. (And yes, my around the house clothes are boxers, too!)

 

My last pregnancy I experienced a lot of congestion so I bought a nettie pot. It helps a lot, and I enjoyed using it these years in between. So far, I have not needed it this time around. I just have the phlegm that makes me gag. FUN! Fortunuately, I am getting a bit better at hawking it up without gagging...just a bit better.  Of course, my DH is constantly reminding me this is a skill that most men have learned early in life. Such a gross skill, and yet so useful.

post #97 of 141

I change my undies at least 2 or 3 times a day because I hate panty liners.  I have some mama cloth and that is more comfy but hot in the summer.  I've been wearing a lot of skirts and dresses for air circulation down there.  Fun times.  LOL.

 

I had a really bad cramp in my side the other day, so bad I was double over and DH asked me if we needed to go to the hospital.  It went away after 10 minutes or so but was so strange.  It was almost like a runners cramp but I hadn't been doing anything to cause it and it was so high I knew it wasn't anything to do with the baby.  Just weird.

post #98 of 141
Suddenly, after having ZERO breast/nipple pain, even while nursing dd, they are SO painful! They hurt to the touch, hurt worse when she nurses, it's the whole breast too. greensad.gif I thought I was going to pass this up. At almost 15 weeks, the good news is I am finally feeling less neaseaus. Motion sickness has increased (even in video gaming), but luckily Sea Bands work well for that. Even when I do hurl, it's like once or twice a day, brief, and I an usually immediatley resume whatever I was doing. orngbiggrin.gif
That's a huge difference as far as quality if life is concerned!
I'm craving pickles and ice cream (made with almond milk)- no joke.
I'm feeling so much better energywise and emotionally that I start to worry, lol,
post #99 of 141

Lots of breast pain, which is no fun during nursing my toddler. Ah well.

post #100 of 141

And craving steak and smoked turkey.. and I'm a lifelong vegetarian!!

  Return Home
  Back to Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › December 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › All the many symptoms!