Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh so that is fatigue...

I went to Philly yesterday for a 4 hour meeting. I slept well the night before. I ate small but high impact food throughout the day. I slept on the way home. But I crawled into bed at 5pm and didn't move till 7 this morning. Holy shit. What was that?? I have never felt so crap in all my life. I felt like someone pulled the damn plug out of me and all the power drained.

So, note to self. For the remainder of the pregnancy, and especially this first trimester, take it easy!!

I think my blood volume is ramping up - when does that happen? The reason I ask is that I may need to increase my antidepressant for it to be useful. I awoke after the longest night of sleep ever and felt blah - not happy, not sad, not high, not depressed just blah. Now blah might just be pregnant. I don't know.

I do know I am sitting at work in my Saturday clothes, my desk strewn with food and everyone thinks I have lost my mind.
Ask me if I give a shit ;-)


  1. You poor thing! It will get better, just not for a few weeks...

    And you have twice the drain, so be nice to yourself! I'm sure it is lovely for you to give the office gossips something to chat about - maybe they will think you are deranged (but I bet they'll think your pg).

  2. One day at a time my friend. One day at a time.

  3. Well I am jealous about all the sleep you got anyway. I don't know when the blood volume starts to kick up, but I can tell you that I now have thick ropes for veins on the backs of my hands and arms. Your point about maintaining med concentration is your blood is a good one though - be sure to mention it to the docs. And yes, EB, take it easy! Permit yourself to take it easy.

    BTW, your comment on by blog about Mr. Meanie getting his tie caught in the fax machine cracked me up!

  4. Wow - I would love to know what your staff are thinking! Are they completely freaked out by your unusual state of disarray?
    I say sleep and rest as much as possible, drink lots and get in to see your shrink for a med check.
    You can do it! (We can help)!! couldn't resist!

  5. It sounds to me like you do need to take it easy for the rest of your pregnancy. I hope all is well!

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