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Old 09-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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I have been so insanely tired the last few days. How do you combat the first trimester drowsiness? What I wouldn't give for a gallon of coffee right now. Ugh.


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Old 09-08-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Nothing helped me until the second trimester came up. I would fall asleep in the middle of the day and wake up even more tired then before!
I had this with my last baby as well.
I'm creeping on the second trimester now, and starting to feel better, but still don't have my normal energy back. Totally sucks!!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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I try to just get good sleep at night, and nap when i can
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #4
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If you find the "cure" let me know. Nothing helped me in 1st trimester. I slept 14-15 hours a day and still felt tired!!! And it lasted until about 16 weeks. I'm trying to take advantage of the 2nd trimester before I hit exhaustion again.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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It's all the progesterone flooding your system. I am such a tired mess for about 24 weeks. My house goes to he** in a hand basket, and I'm usually very clean and organized. My kids watch tons of TV and I sit around on my butt. So I guess you should too! LOL!
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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That was my main pregnancy symptom in the beginning and I just took a nap pretty much every day. Nothing else helped (and heck, even after taking a nap I was still tired).
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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Re: So tired!

I had the same problem in my first trimester. Luckily, I was out of work at the time so I was able to sleep when I needed to, but it ended up being all I did. No matter how much I slept, it never seemed to be enough. It was a little better in the second trimester, but I also started working again so I was able to get into a routine. Now in my third trimester, when I'm not working, I sleep all the time. I hate wasting my days away, but I feel like I cannot keep my eyes open most of the time. Ugh. I hope it gets better for you. <3
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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I went to doing the minimum for housework, etc., and tried to take naps when I could and go to bed earlier to try to get more sleep. I also made sure to take my vitamins & eat as healthy as my stomach would allow to try to make sure I got enough calories to keep me going. I still felt more tired than normal and had no motivation to do anything (and creeping back to that now in the third tri!), but at least I could function at work & do the bare essentials and let DH take care of the rest.
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