18 weeks today and I am so stinking tired! I go to bed early, between 9 & 10 and don't wake up until around 7 so I am getting a lot of sleep at night. I try to take a nap in the afternoon when my daughter naps but I am still always tired. I am not exercising much because I get out of breath really easily- like I feel sick when I come home from the grocery store or walking around target. Also, I live in Austin, TX and it is freaking hot here.
Any thoughts or tips on what I can do to have even a little more energy?
I don't know if you are comfortable with a little caffeine, but I have been making myself a hot chocolate with 2-3 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder, vanilla hemp milk and a little raw honey. Super delicious, really picks me up, but it has I guesstimate about 40mg of caffeine. If I didn't do this, I am not sure that I could make it. I still don't have more than 2 of these a day. Other times, I find that a high sugar natural juice, like pineapple, will give me a boost too.
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Ugh. Me too. I'm desperately hoping for that burst of energy. I have so much I need to do, but some days just staying awake is an achievement. Especially if I had to do anything much the day before (3 hour round trip by transit to the dr yesterday, plus a couple other errands while I was in that area).
I was thinking maybe my thyroid dose wasn't high enough, but it's getting towards hyper thyroid now. Honestly, I have so little energy, having hyper for a few months sounds like an awesome thing right about now.
mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
I've been super tired too. This week has been better for me (18w1d right now) but for the last few weeks, I had to take a nap pretty much every day! There were days where I'd wake at 8am and go back to sleep at 10am until 1pm and still fall asleep at 10pm (my usual time). Thank goodness DH works mostly nights!
I'm in Austin, too. I found that it helps to turn the AC a little lower than normal...even though we're having energy shortages. Just going outside for a while can really zap your energy. Even longer car rides with the AC on can make you really tired. Making it a little cooler also helps with nausea. Basically, I think the heat during pregnancy that makes you extra sick and tired, but I've been blaming everything on the heat, lately.
I'm kept hyper to suppress further cancer growth and it's not like it sounds. I'm just as tired hyper as hypo...maybe even more so. It blows!
Naps were really helping this Summer, but the past week (and upcoming one) my older kid is home from camps and whatnot that there's no time to sleep. I miss them and can't wait for Kinder to start so I can sleep again!!
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