I am new here - 9 w 5 d and have sore boobs (and itchy), pee as often as 6 times a night, seem to straddle the fence of painfully slow and annoying digestion or diarrhea (am kind of afraid I am developing milk intolerance, but there is no clear pattern so I choose denial), have crazy dreams that leave me feeling as if I haven't slept at all, and I am dealing with moderate (?) nausea w/o throwing up that can start in the late morning and go on and off all day, often feeling worse in the evening.
I have been pregnant twice before, both ending in miscarriage (@7 w this March and 10 w back in 2010), and I wasn't nauseous with either, so I welcome the queasiness (until it hits, lol) and have fingers crossed that the intense symptoms mean all is well (have first visit with midwife at 11w). I typically have a very strong sense of smell, and haven't noticed it to be any stronger (if anything weaker - is that possible?), and I don't feel overly exhausted, though I am a bit more tired than usual. But the other evening I could have sworn I was coming down with the flu - felt shaky, dizzy-ish, blunt headache, even had the chills at times. I was so tired, but my heart pounded when I tried to sleep and the nausea was ridiculous, I ended up crying a bit (making me think, this must be hormonal). The best way to describe it was "feeling really weird"- I think I may have overdone it going out to dinner with old friends (when I really wanted to be home) and been dehydrated. Luckily it subsided by early morning the next day. Anybody else experienced anything like that?
Oh, and in case it helps anyone - it seems the only thing that really helps me when I am nauseous is taking a shot of Kefir. It is a bit miraculous - to the point now when I am queasy my husband reminds me to do it. I think it may be the probiotics + protein, but wow. Also, sipping mineral water with lemon or lime gives some relief. I also have to have something in my water or I feel sick and can't drink it. Lime is best, but also diluted peppermint tea helps.
Anyway, like I said, while I whine, I am grateful and cherish any sign that things are working!