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#1 of 13 Old 03-07-2012, 09:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I need a little reassurance. I have been feeling awful basically since I got my BFP. The Xtreme tiredness actually started even before that. It's similar to what I experienced with DS, just two weeks earlier and maybe 25-30% more. Starting over the weekend (so 7 1/2 weeks) I started feeling marginally better. I am still feeling very tired and nauseous, just a little less so. I can do small tasks around the house (though I have to rest after), and in the evenings I get a bit of an appetite back. For the past 2 weeks i have barely been able to list my head! I had an u/s on Mon. and everything looked great. In fact my specialist kicked me out to the OB. But I am still really worried that it is not a good thing. At 10 weeks I'd be less worried, but 8? I have learned to manage better by eating something small constantly and lying down most of the day (not so easy with DS, but I really have to), so that could be it. What do you guys think? What were your experiences?


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I wouldn't count on morning sickness lifting until you at least get to the second trimester, which is when the placenta(s) start doing the work of churning out hormones so your body doesn't have to as much. I'm afraid you still have a few weeks to go. It's a *good* thing, even if it doesn't feel like it. 

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Thanks tipper, I agree! That's why I'm a little concerned that the symptoms seem to be lessening slightly already... With DS m/s was gone around 14-15 weeks, though I know these things can vary.


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Oh, I was reading it as the opposite! :) (I have double the pregnancy brain, sorry!) I wouldn't be too concerned as long as you're sort of feeling like garbage. This pregnancy is my third and it's seriously the easiest one I've had. I was much, much more tired when I was pregnant with my second baby. 

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I did not have what I consider real m/s.  I felt a bit unsettled at times, but no throwing up or anything like that.  Physically, I felt pretty good but increasingly tired.  Best wishes to you!


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With a couple of my pregnancies, severe nausea could be linked to a particular dietary item.  One was milk, one was peanut butter.  When these items were removed from my diet, I went from intolerable nausea to typical morning sickness.  It didn't disappear altogether, but definitely a lessening of symptoms.  Is it possible you are having trouble with a food item that you have removed from your diet a few days before feeling a bit better?  It usually took me up to three days to get over a food intolerance after removing it.


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I don't think you can read too much into the morning sickness. If you were at a specialist (especially if it was an RE) you're probably feeling a little extra anxious about every little thing, would you say that's true? I had awful m/s with both my pregnancies but I know another twinmom who never felt morning sickness at all. When I was early in the pregnancy I'd visit various twin forums around the interwebs and there were lots of people saying their m/s was gone by 8-10wks, so it doesn't necessarily mean anything bad. The ultrasound was good and you were released to the OB, so those are really good signs. smile.gif I also remember having a few days where I'd be doing slightly better and then it would be bad again, so it's possible you're just going througha slightly better phase like that.
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I lived with my head in a toilet (morning, afternoon, evening) most of the time during the first trimester of my singleton pregnancy.  (I even had habitual places to vomit on the way to work/grocery store/ect...had it all mapped out, literally).

 

I did not experience a single day of morning sickness with my twins.  Ever.  I was tired, felt like I'd been run over by a truck with tiredness, but I never experienced any nausea that a couple of saltines couldn't cure.

 

I honestly would not get hung up on morning sickness.

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Thank you, everyone, you have no idea how much you have made me relax! And DH thanks you too. ;) tipper, LOL, you would not believe the crazy things twin-pg brain has made me do this week. I like your "garbage" barometer, that has been really helpful! As long as I feel like garbage, and I definitely do, I'm not going to worry. Spring Lily, you're definitely right, I have been hit with so many unusual complications in the past few years I'm probably over-anxious. mylilmonkeys, I am trying to figure that out...I think it might be related to lack of enough protein in my case, maybe? I cannot stand to look at eggs, fish, or meat but I feel better on days that I eat some. And it is very reassuring to hear about mamas who had no m/s at all with twins. Although, Tigerchild, whoa does that sound awful about your first time! Ugh vomit-ready route to the supermarket!


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So just a quick update, I wanted to come back and say... ha ha ha! I had no idea what was coming. Morning sickness ended up getting worse since I posted. I do have some good half-days here and there but mostly it's bad. Reassuring at least! 10w2d now.


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i get on this particular soap box often and will happily get on it again. Protein drinks!  i lived my whole twin pregnancy and now still love them thru my nursing.   i could not have done any of it without Orgain Organic Protein Drinks (chocolate, vanilla and mocha!)  the link is where you can get them on subscription on amazon, their 15% discount makes them much better cost.  

 

leave one on your bestride, drink it before you do anything in the morning, heck drink it before you even sit up.  drink one if you get up in the middle of the night to pee.

 

 

 


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Adorkable, that is totally brilliant! Thank you so much for the tip. I am ordering them TODAY!


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as pathetically like a commercial as it sounds, these drinks that i randomly discovered in my moms favorite health food store one day when newly preggo have changed my life. they have such good stuff in them and are so good for a person like me that is bad at eating on even intervals like i know i should. and when breastfeeding nonstop in the early days when getting out of bed with newborn twins was sometimes asking a bit too much, i kept a stack of them on my bedside and thankfully they taste great at room temp.  now if i could just get stock in the company for all the ladies i send their way!


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