Depression from morning sickness and exhaustion
Hey everyone, I'm starting to get really depressed from the never ending morning sickness and exhaustion. Last night I slept 11 hours, and still woke up so tired I had to call out of my first meetings for work. I'm worried I'm going to lose my job, and at the very least I'm sure my co-workers are probably sick of dealing with my inability to do anything. I still feel nauseous all the time. All in all it's really getting me down.
I know people generally say that this should end in the next few weeks, but then I've also talked to people who had morning sickness and exhaustion straight through their 2nd trimester. I think not knowing when this will end (or if it will end) makes it feel like torture. My DH and friends are trying to be supportive, but none of them really know what this feels like. All my friends who have kids didn't have it anywhere near this bad.
I've been able to keep up walking 30-60 minutes a day, which has been good. But really it feels like every day I'm clawing through hour by hour, just waiting until I can go back to sleep. I cry all the time and feel completely useless. I'm seeing a therapist, which is helpful. I would love to hear from other women who have dealt with severe exhaustion and ongoing morning sickness and/or prenatal depression. I feel so alone in this, even when I have people around me who check in, just because they haven't experienced this at all.