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#1 of 8 Old 08-07-2007, 05:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi y'all,

I have been feeling awful, and I'd like to know if I'm not alone. My 1st trimester was as expected - tired, queasy, etc. Then around week 13, I felt really good! Around week 14-15, I started having "zombie days," where I just was too tired to function.

I'm at week 19 now. I often feel "fainty," and am physically tired all the time (but not needing to nap.) I don't even accomplish one chore per day. Just the other day, DH made a huge pot of soup. I went upstairs to spice it to perfection, and when it was done, I was totally beat!

One doctor says it's my thyroid, and I've been taking thyroid for about 2 weeks now. Another doc says my body is working too hard to make red blood cells, though my bloodwork doesn't show anemia.

My homeopath is working at it from her end with my constitutionals.

DH has been a dream. He's taken care of all the kitchen chores (but I still do laundry). He takes over with DD every day when he comes home and allows me to totally rest. We recently hired a housekeeper because this doesn't seem to be getting any better.

So, what I'd like to know - Is perhaps all of this is just normal for pregnancy for some women? Is anyone else having trouble?
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Me me me me me!!! : Omg, I am so exhausted and useless. I wasn't even this exhausted in my first trimester!!! I fall asleep at totally random times, and I *just* had my thyroid and hematocrit checked, they're both fine. :
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Well I can add some feedback about the thyroid. I am hypothyroid and while I am being looked after by my endocronoligist. I was doing well up until I got pregnant and then my levels fell. I was like a zombie all day at work, i could barely function. When I went to go see my doctor he up my dose of synthroid so that now I feel much better. Now I am only your normal pregnancy tired as opposed to can't function feel like a zombie tired. so that could be it. Maybe your body hasn't adjusted to the medicine yet and needs to be adjusted.

Good luck in finding out.
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I have no thyroid problems as far as I know, but I am still exhausted all the time. I can sleep for 9 hours a night (what a luxury that is when it happens!) and still nap the next day. I thought the second trimester was supposed to bring a burst of energy!

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Have you been able to exercise? I hate exercise, but it's the only thing that gives me real energy. Otherwise I just sleep, sleep, sleep. I don't know if exercise would help with thyroid issues or not.
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you are not alone. I had to leave work yesterday because I felt too sick to stay. Couldn't finish cooking dinner last night, had to get in bed. Throwing up has started this week and I am 19 weeks along. I don't have any explanation, my thyroid is fine as far as I know. Just wanted to say I feel your pain.
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Yes. I'm tired all the time. Cleaning exhausts me to the point where I just want to sleep. Even when I haven't done anything like this morning (one kid still sleeping so other kid and I are just laying around enjoying the peace) I'm ready to go back to sleep after just a few hours of being awake. I don't remember being like this with my other pregnancies I'm wondering if this one is a girl

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Have you been able to exercise? I hate exercise, but it's the only thing that gives me real energy. Otherwise I just sleep, sleep, sleep. I don't know if exercise would help with thyroid issues or not.
I've been debating as to whether I should even try. I get so exhausted and "fainty" feeling just from completing small tasks. I do wonder if I tried to exercise if I would have more energy, but I honestly don't think I could try.
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