Post by ProfessorChaos on May 9, 2017 9:43:55 GMT -5
Hi All. I hope it's okay if I ask this here. I pretty much hang out on the infertility boards, but I've had a total of five losses, all early - an abnormal ectopic, 8 weeks after a HB, vanishing twin from my daughter's pregnancy before 6 weeks, a blighted ovum, and a chemical. All but the ectopic were screened genetically normal, and no one has any idea why I keep losing good embryos. I'm 5+4 with my sixth pregnancy now. My betas suggested twins, but there was one sac with all parts measuring right on track yesterday. I'm feeling too uncertain to really intro, but I am hoping to get opinions on something, and sorry if it's a little TMI.
Here's my question: I don't have any nausea yet, although I know it may be too early, but my stomach has been a MESS since even before my beta. I just constantly feel like I've eaten something that disagrees with it, no matter what I do or don't eat. It's not even bloating, almost a sour stomach thing. I feel like this is more of the sort of symptom I've had when miscarrying or during AF, not during a well-developing pregnancy. Since I know many others of you here are also early pregnancy experts, I'm wondering if anyone else has had this, because it's new to me despite all my experiences. I am on a couple of different kinds of progesterone, but this isn't how I typically feel on those.
ProfessorChaos, hi and congratulations! I have only been pregnant twice. But both times I did not have any real nausea but would definitely say my stomach felt off. With this pregnancy I did IVF and I do think all the hormones and being on progesterone made my stomach upset but I never threw up, I just didn't feel great (kind of sounds like what you're describing). Bottomline, I think every person and every pregnancy is different and there is no way to guess the health of your pregnancy based on symptoms. I know after going through and loss and IF it is so hard not to read into every symptom but it will make you crazy. This time I lost all symptoms at about 6-7 weeks and I had spotting and was convinced this would be another loss but I'm 24 weeks now and baby girl is still ok. So, my very best advice is to just try to relax. First trimester sucks and the uncertainty is the worst, all you can do is try to ride it out. ((Hugs)). Also, I was super hesitant to intro here or on PAIF because I was afraid I would jinx things or something but the support in both places helped me get through all the anxiety of first trimester. So, I hope you'll feel ready to intro soon.
Congratulations. With both DD and this pregnancy, my stomach being wonky was one of the first signs. Both times I thought I had eaten something that disagreed with me or had a stomach bug. There was no nausea - just like slight cramping, gurgling and loose stools (sorry TMI). It was how I knew to test this time around. My sister said that she had similar symptoms when she found out she was pregnant with her kids.
Fx that this is your rainbow! I am so sorry for your losses.
Congratulations!!! I really hope this is it for you. I had the opposite problem, lots of constipation, but I think any kind of GI changes are normal for pregnancy. I had some nausea around 6 weeks, but true morning sickness didn't really hit me until 9 weeks, and then it was awful.
Post by flippinchica on May 9, 2017 19:39:33 GMT -5
I know it is impossible but I don't think the symptoms analysis is really helping. We are trying to read the tea leaves and predict what we can't know because the waiting is really hard. I am a total hypocrite because I'm doing the same thing; stressing out about not feeling nauseous at 5 weeks. I have all the things crossed for you and sending hugs your way.
Post by ProfessorChaos on May 10, 2017 7:58:11 GMT -5
Thanks, everyone, I really appreciate your hair pats and reassurances. I'm feeling a little less anxious today, although I'm sure it will creep back up, especially before the heartbeat u/s on Monday. I really just wish I could be put into a medically induced coma for the duration of the first tri. lol! And of course analyzing symptoms is never useful, but, as flippinchica said, it's impossible not to!
cali, the support is great, but the goodbyes - those aren't so great. I've had to make them so many times now. And I can't BELIEVE you're 24 weeks!!!
km380 - oh, believe me, I'm a beta pro at this point! In this case, not only were my betas 6X higher than with my daughter, but they doubled every 22 hours or so between every draw. That's obviously slowed now, but still fast and high.
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