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Isn't 5 weeks too early to feel so crappy!?<br><br>
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I'm 5 weeks today. I've been on the tired side for a week. Yesterday I gagged on my toothbrush--without vomiting. This morning, I brushed my teeth and started drooling blood (from my gums that NEVER bleed). Ugh. Then, all morning I was queasy. Every time I put food into my mouth--yogurt and dry mini wheat type cereal from Trader Joes-- my whole mouth would fill with saliva.<br><br>
And the fatigue.. oh, the fatigue! I need to learn to look after myself better, because I'm sitting here, it's 6:37 at night, my husband is in class, and my 3 year old is passed out in the other room. I can't seem to make myself lay down and go to sleep--and sleep for 12 glorious hours--because CSI is going to be on at 9 pm. It would be crazy to take a nap, now--I would definitely not be able to go to sleep. But, in the evenings--I feel so much better than in the mornings--but just really, really tired!<br><br>
I just look so forward to my evenings. It's quiet. The kitties curl up on me. I have quiet me time. I know that this baby is months away---but I feel like I should really cherish all of this down time I get while one is finally sleeping through the night without any help and the other is firmly tucked inside without requiring much effort.<br><br>
Blech.<br><br>
Oh yeah.. and I was able to eat two bites of my dinner. I didn't make me feel sick or anything, I just didn't feel like eating it. That's so odd for me, because I'm generally a comfort eater (which is why I'm overweight), but the last week, I've had NO INTEREST IN FOOD.<br><br>
Blech.. with my daughter I had at least two weeks to adjust to being pregnant before the blechies start at 6 weeks. It just feels TOO EARLY--I needed some time to adjust to this new life development!
 

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With my son I started feeling icky a few days after conception. Hopefully this will pass soon for you!
 

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The timing sounds about right to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
Geçmış olsun! (Turkish for "may it soon be behind you")
 

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I was the same way at 5 weeks! I was always fatigued and tired! Finally, when the 2nd trimester hit, everything went away and I felt mostly normal again and have gone on to have a wonderful pregnancy. It will get better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm right there with you.<br><br>
I'm overweight, have a 3 year old and a husband that works, works, works.<br><br>
At about 5 weeks I started to feel so crappy too. I'm not sure what's up with the aversion to peppermint is but I've got it too. I've been chewing Cinnamon gum, it seems to settle my stomach. I also have not been hungry, I've pretty much been eating to keep my blood sugar stable rather than because I'm hungry. I was sooooo fatigued too. At the same time I had insomnia. Not sure what's up with that. Just adjusting to the hormones I guess.<br><br>
It helped me to know that there is so much growth going on inside my body over these first few weeks. Besides all the stuff my body was doing the baby was growing at an enormous rate. I keep telling family and friends that think it's not good that I am so wiped out that "I am growing a whole person you know." After saying that people back off with their "worries".<br><br>
I'm about 9 weeks now and starting to feel better. More energy. Less queasy. My midwife has me taking chromium picolate (sp?) with meals and it has really helped.<br><br>
The blahs will pass. I am looking forward to feeling the baby move. That's when the fun really starts.
 

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Would you believe it was only a few days after conception when I started having food aversions, feeling super tired, and nauseous only a week or so later!? When I got the positive at around 11 DPO, it was basically, an "duh - why'd I even waste the money on the test" moment. DH & I KNEW it would be positive. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Hopefully you'll feel better soon! My nausea & tiredness stopped at just about 14 weeks.
 

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Ugh, I feel your pain. Unfortunately, it is not too early to feel like crap! I felt crappy at 5 weeks too. For me, all of the symptoms (gagging on toothbrush, nausea, fatigue) passed after the first trimester. By the time first trimester was over, I was okay again. I hope this passes for you soon! Feel better!
 

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Thanks for the reassurance! I have been telling myself that it's good because it means the pregnancy is good and strong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Before getting pregnant with my daughter all of my friends were getting pregnant and I would say.. "Well, it just means that baby is sticking really hard and holding on tight!" I guess I just need to tell myself that.<br><br>
I should be happy I haven't started throwing up. This morning I asked my husband to bring me an ounce of cheese before I got out of bed. That really seems to have held off the queasiness! Today, I'm going to cut up some cheese chunk so he can just grab one and bring it to me before I get up. The protien and fat seemed to have done something for me. And, well, it doesn't hurt to get more calcium in a day!
 

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Unfortunately it's not too early too feel bad. However, morning sickness is a sign that your hormone levels are good and pregnancy healthy. After one miscarriage I found that I'd get nervous when I didn't feel lousy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Hope you find some satisfying ways of coping.<br><br>
Good luck with your pregnancy!
 

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It's only been a couple weeks since conception and I am feeling lousy. This is a good sign though!!!!! It's just not the most pleasant!!!!
 

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I started feeling crappy with my first one right at 5 weeks. I'm sure some people thought I was playing it up, but I assure you I was not!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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