I'm pregnant and really tired.

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   Posted 7/22/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I am 13 weeks pregnant and I survived the 1st trimester!  However, this past week has been really hard on me.  I've been so fatigued, walking up the steps causes me to almost have to catch me breath.  I've only gained 5 pounds and I wasn't overweight to begin with, but I'm just so worn out.  I'm walking slower, I can't get enough sleep, I constantly yawn all day and I'm stuck in a funk. 
I know I've read that the 2nd trimester is going to be go great. I'd be done with feeling sick and tired (which, by the way, I wasn't tired at all during the 1st trimester) and I would feel pretty much normal again.  But I'm starting to wonder, now that my baby is growing faster if I'm just tired because of that or if my Lupus with the pregnancy is wearing me out. 
I'm trying to take it easy at night, cooking easy meals, drinking lots of water, getting lots of fruit. 
My blood and urine tests have been more stable than they have been in a long time-which is really exciting. And, I haven't had pain and/or swelling in over 5 weeks!  It's a God send-but I'm extremely tired.  Can anyone give me a little insight on maybe what to expect being pregnant with this disease.  I know everybody is different, but to have someone to talk to that understands will help me feel a little better.
 "Challenges make you discover things about yourself you never really knew."
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   Posted 7/22/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't know the answers to your questions but congratulations! Any pregnancy is exhausting and I would guess that the lupus is making it more so. Hope you start feeling better as a little more time passes! Congratulations, again!
Take care, Fran

Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR, CellCept, Bactrim, Zantac.
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.

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   Posted 7/22/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I was always tired when I was pregnant. Simply put pregnancy is hard on the body but if the fatigue is overwhelming talk to your doctor ASAP as it could signal problems.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
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   Posted 7/22/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My youngest DD is 4 months.. she has been the same way... is just now feeling better.. Every time she called me she was yawning... and when I call her, I always woke her up...but if you are through your first tri... you should be seeing some change soon... I hope so anyway for you.... good luck with the baby.. is it your first???

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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrates!!!! I hope that you get feeling better soon. I have a had 3 and each one wore me out. I was always tired. I had autoimmune problems even with my first, but no one said lupus. the dr said HELLP syndrome. But I did feel a lot better as the morning sickness of the first tri ended. By 20 week or so with all 3 I felt pretty. Tired but I am fairly sure that that is normal, after all you have someone inside of you growing and eating all your food. lol! Good luck, I am sure you will feel better soon. Just remember to always keep in contct with your dr. Good luck...
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