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Nov '13 - Symptoms

  1. mrsmacandcheese

    blogger / clementine / 985 posts

    @MrsTiz: I'm hoping that's true!
    @Cara M. 17: Oh yeah, when I feel ok I get anxious. Pregnancy is so weird!

  2. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @MrsCB: hoping for good news from your blood work!

  3. ShootingStar

    coconut / 8472 posts

    @Ash: things were great yesterday! I was such a nervous wreck until the nurse called. I expected my hcg to be somewhere around 3000-3500 and it was 3642! No more blood work and I got to schedule my ultrasound for 2 weeks from yesterday :-). I hope you get good news soon too.

  4. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @MrsCB: Ooh yay, that is good to hear!

  5. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @MrsCB: Yaaayaya! Awesome news, lady!

  6. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    @MrsCB: ooh yay! Fantastic news!

  7. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @MrsCB: Yay! I'm so happy for you! Mine went from 1122 to 2711in 60 hours. So I think that's good!

  8. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @MrsTiz: @ash: So happy to hear that both of your levels are so high!!!

  9. mrsmacandcheese

    blogger / clementine / 985 posts

    I'm officially medicated for my nausea! Diclectin cost me $100 for 60 pills so it better work.

  10. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @MrsDragon: Holy crap! I got 30 generic Zofran tablets that disolve on your tounge for $10! They work pretty well

  11. mrsmacandcheese

    blogger / clementine / 985 posts

    @MrsTiz: Yeah, I'm not covered under any kind of insurance so it's the big bucks, haha. I'm willing to pay anything to feel better though.

  12. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    Is anyone feeling really lightheaded? I get these awful dizzy spells throughout the day

  13. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @MrsTiz: The past 2 weeks at church, I have been getting dizzy. We stand to sing 3 songs (10-15 min) and by the end, I have to sit because I get so dizzy. It's weird because I stand all day at work, but I'm also moving around, not just standing in one spot which may have something to do with it.

  14. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @MrsTiz: that's normal cuz of the increased blood volume.

  15. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    Anyone here have a decrease in nausea yet??

  16. DigAPony

    pear / 1787 posts

    @Ash: I'm 13 w 4 d and my nausea is definitely decreasing. It's not totally gone, and I'm still throwing up occasionally, but it's better! How are you feeling?

  17. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @lilteacherbee: @Ash: Good to know! Thanks

    @Ash: Me! I get it occasionally but i'll gladly take that over 24/7. I've only had like one or two times this week where I thought I could throw up. What about you??

  18. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @Ash: I wish I did. But I'm at 10w1d today and my nausea is at it's worst for me. I'm worried about an upcoming all day work meeting with a dinner planned at the end of that day. I have been surviving on the blandest of food, and a variety of food smells can set me off. I'm wondering if I should look into B6. I won't be showing, or ready to tell work yet when that meeting is scheduled, but I would think if I'm shoving crackers in my mouth all day long that someone might get suspicious. (I work from home, so I had hoped I could keep this under wraps until I'm showing

  19. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @DigAPony: @MrsTiz: I'll be 11 weeks tomorrow and yesterday I actually made it through the day without dry heaving. I'm still starving 24/7 but I don't seem as nauseous. Hoping it stays away! I hope I don't jinx myself by talking about it...

    @sweetooth: I've been taking unisom/b6 for a few weeks now and I don't know if it helped or not... I have been incredibly sick but I guess maybe it could've been worse!

  20. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @Ash: I guess I'll see how this next week goes and determine if I tap into the B6. For now, my tummy is filled with rice cakes and popsicles and I finally feel more like myself.

    I hope you didn't jinx yourself either and that nausea is on it's way out the door! The dry heaving is the worst!

  21. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @sweetooth: Thank you! Glad the rice cakes and popsicles help your tummy. Sounds delicious. Mmm!

  22. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    @Ash: a little! I'm 14 weeks today, so I think it's transitioning into heartburn/general discomfort but it's getting better.

  23. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    Anyone getting headaches? I hit my 2nd tri and I am now getting headaches. Boo.

  24. anbanan15

    grapefruit / 4681 posts

    @Mrs. J: I've been getting them daily for weeks now. They start sometime in the morning and last all day long...again I think it may be related to waiting so long in the morning after I take my thyroid medicine to actually be able to eat, but still they are painful. I got them a lot with DS too though and wasn't on medication at that time.

  25. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @Mrs. J: I hit 14 weeks tomorrow and so far no headaches. Hoping yours don't last long!!!

  26. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @Mrs. J: Yes! Headaches all the time! I just had one for three days straight and I think it might finally be gone today.

  27. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @ms.janedoe: You're lucky! I've had a headache since I got a BFP!

  28. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @Mrs. J: I get about 1 or 2 a week and they suuuuuuuuuuuck. I'm down for the count once they kick in.

    I went to the chiropractor (ol' faithful chiro) for nausea the other day and I haven't been AS nauseated... but the dry heaves and gagging are still occurring. Boooooo!

    @ms.janedoe: Just want you to know that my zits are getting worse and nastier.... :(( You're not alone.

  29. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @Ash: Haahahah, yesssss. Yeah, I was SO hopeful that they'd start getting better...no such luck. My face is still (thankfully) for the most part OK, but my chest and back are SO awful. Like, they haven't gotten even remotely better. I have no clue what to do now that it's fiiiinally nice up here and I can wear tanks/dresses/etc.... Ugh.

  30. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @ms.janedoe: My face isn't awful either... I can deal with it but my chest has zits popping up outta nowhere... My mom says because of this.... it's a girl! Hahaha!!

  31. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    @Ash: I have zits on my face, my chest, and my back! Ugh.

    Anyone getting round ligament pain yet? At least that's what I think I am feeling today...ouch.

  32. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @Mrs. J: I am. I rolled over in bed and ouch!

    This is kinda gross, but is anyone having super watery discharge? I know it increases during pregnancy, but it's never been this watery. I thought being 13 weeks with multiple ultrasounds would put me at ease... but I think I'm just going to be worried the entire time. Dr. Google freaked me out about "leaking amniotic fluid," so I'm trying to calm down

  33. Running Elley

    coconut / 8681 posts

    @Mrs. J: I've been getting some RLP too! I don't remember when it started with LO 1 but it seems like this is earlier.

    What are you ladies with heartburn doing for it? Last time a small cup of chocolate milk would help but this time around chocolate doesn't sound remotely good

  34. Running Elley

    coconut / 8681 posts

    @lilteacherbee: Totally normal!!! If you're super nervous check the smell (gross, I know!). Amniotic fluid smells slightly sweet.

  35. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    @Running Elley: it sounds counter intuitive but apple juice is really great for Heart burn. Also check out Papaya pills.

  36. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @lilteacherbee: yes! I'm always afraid it's gonna be blood but it's definitely the opposite.

    @Running Elley: I just take tums for mine. In the past week, my nausea has started to transition to heartburn.

  37. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    So it's been an interesting Mother's Day so far. This morning at church, I got really lightheaded and dizzy. I told DH I was fine until my vision started to get blurry and then I was like "Ok, maybe we need to leave" because I didn't want to pass out in the middle of church. Well we were rounding the back of the church almost to the hallway, and I turned around and grabbed DH. My hearing suddenly got really muffled and I was freaking out. Apparently, DH caught me because I remember my knees giving out. I saw a few people bring me a chair and I sat down. There happened to be a PA there and someone got her. She checked my blood pressure and said it was a little low. We think I got dehydrated. I drank a bottle of water and within 5 minutes I felt fine. I think I scared the crap out of DH. When we got home, I checked the baby with the doppler and it was fine.

    Definitely a scary experience! I've never passed out so being that close really freaked me out. Apparently, it's pretty common to have dizzyness at this stage in the pregnancy. I called my OB office and they were supposed to page the on-call doctor, but no one has called me back (it's been 2.5 hours). If I have anything like bleeding in the future, I will definitely call the MFM office rather than my regular OB.

  38. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @lilteacherbee: Oh no! I've come close to that but haven't ever actually collapsed! Did your doctor call you back yet???
    Glad you feel better!

  39. Maysprout

    grapefruit / 4800 posts

    @lilteacherbee: oh yikes, hope everything is alright. I have fairly low blood pressure normally and passed out for the first time last year (not pregnant) while we were on vacation after getting dehydrated, def a scary feeling.

    My bp went down during both this pregnancy and my last. I drink lots of water and even though I have to get up and pee during the night I always have a glass of water next to my bed. I know salts not for everyone but I salt my dinner and sometimes lunch. And eating frequent smaller meals or at least snacks helps a lot. I'm a runner so I get out and run or walk fairly often, which seems to help at least temporarily (at least if I'm hydrated).

    Hope you feel better.

  40. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @lilteacherbee: That type of experience is totally scary. I'm glad you're ok. I hope you have heard back from the on-call doctor by now.

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