Freezing Cold and Extremely Tired

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by faille, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been absolutely freezing cold for about the last three or four weeks now and nothing I do seems to warm me up.

    I have to have jumpers on all the time and at night when I'm watching telly, although I have a spare duvet cover wrapped round me I'm still shivering!


    I'm also dropping off at 8pm everynight without fail and won't wake up until my oh wakes me up as it's "bedtime". I cannot stay awake no matter how hard I try lol it's quite embarasing and my oh has started to call me lazy bum... (only winding me up, he knows I can't help it!!). It's soooo hard for me to get out of bed at the weekends too, all I wanna do is sleep!


    Anyone else like this??
     
  2. dannydustcart

    dannydustcart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aww honey. I am the same. Been to bed twice today and had naps. Went to bed at 8.30 last night and woke up at 7.30 still tired!!
    (i mean, i do have to get up for the loo a few times a night...)

    But ive been wearing coats when ppl around here are in shorts and teeshirts. and i had to put heating on this morning. So maybe it is a hormone thing.
     
  3. dannydustcart

    dannydustcart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    0
    btw.. my first was born in kent :)
    medway maritime
     
  4. LongRoadAhead

    LongRoadAhead ♥Due 06/05/09♥

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    974
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aww hun! I know exactly how you feel! Iv been practicly living in my huge thick dressing gown for the last few weeks! Constantly feeling cold all the time!Even now its been sunny(which makes a change in Devon lol)
    And as for feeling tired?Iv slept more the last month than I have for the previous 5 lol! I feel tired all the time too even though im sleeping so much,Everything is exaughsting!Even taking the dog for a walk.
    Im hoping within the next few weeks things will pick up for the both of us:)! Remember it will be worth it in the end!:D
    Hope you feel better soon
    XAshleighX
     
  5. Becca L

    Becca L Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't want to worry anybody, but it's a bit unusual to be feeling cold when you are pregnant - mums to be usually feel hotter than normal. It might be worthwhile getting a blood test to check your thyroid function, because being cold and tired can be a symptom of low thyroid levels. When you're pregnant your thyroid needs to work overtime to give the baby what it needs. If your thyroid isn't quite doing its job, it's nothing to worry about - you can take thyroxine which is perfectly natural and safe for the baby. In some countries, your thyroid levels are checked automatically when you are pregnant.

    I have been taking thyroxine for about 10 years and when I am pregnant I have to take a little bit more than usual.

    Hope you are feeling warmer with lovely weather this weekend!
     
  6. Gemma Lou

    Gemma Lou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bless you!

    I feel exactly the same....I am sat in the house now on a glorious sunny day....with my fleece on!

    I am nodding off around 8pm too every night without fail. I find myself apologising to my hubs all the time as I feel like I am really bad company!:blush:

    Yesterday I went to town for a few hours and when I got back I was shattered. I fell asleep really early on the sofa and found it really hard to go upstairs to bed when hubs told me to go upstairs. It took alot of effort to clean my teeth and get my PJ's on!

    I guess you have to look at it as a good thing though that your body is working hard to look after little one! Thats what I think and it makes me feel a whole lot less guilty!

    :hugs:
     
  7. SweetiePie

    SweetiePie Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Glad its not just me then! I am always freezing as well and totally exhausted all the time, which I know is normal. Just never remember being cold during my last 2 pregnancies!
     
  8. dannydustcart

    dannydustcart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ill mention it to my midwife then.. thankis
     
  9. ajarvis

    ajarvis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,209
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been cold lately too, and for me that's odd. Never associated it to the pregnancy lol, but I guess it is if it's common.
     
  10. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the replies, glad it's not just me!! (not that I'm glad you're all suffering the same but you know what I mean!)



    When I saw my dr when I first got my bfp I mentioned the fact that I'm always cold now and also I was suffering really badly from constipation so she sent me for a blood test.. I've got to call them tomorrow to find out what the results are but she said I could have hypothyroidism or be anemic.. but she wasn't certain either way - guess I'll see in the next few days.

    Anyone else reading this, she didn't say it's dangerous, it can just cause complications I think so she wanted to be certain as early as possible. If I don't have either, I don't know what the next step is!
     
  11. Rah

    Rah Mummy to 2 princesses

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,891
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is me as well
    I have been wearing layers and wrapped in the spare quilt watching tv (dog loves the quilt lol)
    Hubby has been really good asking if i want the heating on even though hes sat in shorts i say no i feel guilty making him hotter than he already is
    So at the mo im sat with a nice thick jumper on while hubby is sitting outside lol so tempted to get into bed though!

    Good info on the thyroid, i will ask to be tested when i go cant harm can it
     
  12. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    27,365
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im just the same. I woke up at 3.30pm today, whoops!
     
  13. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    omg i am ALWAYS cold now that i am pregnant hehe glad to hear its not just me! xx
     
  14. 6lilpigs

    6lilpigs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    38
    I am like this when carrying a girl!! I swear my bones do be cold and I cannot move for feeling shattered, literally eyes rolling in my head trying to keep them open lol.
     
  15. Raqual24

    Raqual24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've also been way colder that usual and struggle to get warm. I get home from work at 17:00, turn my electric blanket on and stay in bed the rest of the evening - passing out at like 19:00.
    I know that I have had a slightly underactive thyroid before I got pregnant, I wonder if pregnancy makes it worse?
     
  16. Mama1985

    Mama1985 Mama to 2!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    Woah, me too, well i find that I go from being freezing cold, to warm, then cold again, its just wierd, one minute ive got my jumper, warm trousers and blanket on, then i get too warm and have to take my blanket off lol

    ive been alot more tired as well!!! i try to be in bed by 10 by sometimes i end up doing something, then when i do go to bed i have a headache! Yikes, I should stop that really loll

    Nice to know that some people are going through the same thing!
     
  17. dannydustcart

    dannydustcart Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    0
    We are a big bunch of freezer pops lol!!
     
  18. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Messages:
    5,523
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last pregnancy I was very tired but can't remember ever feeling cold like this. I've heard it's quite normal to feel cold in the first few weeks and then start getting hot around end of 1st beginning of 2nd tri.

    I know that I'm borderline hypothyrodic, and have been stamping my feet here trying to get seen by a Dr because of it. Finally will have an appointment tomorrow, hopefully they will actually give me my meds.
     
  19. Mama1985

    Mama1985 Mama to 2!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol! oh my god too true!!! *shivers* I might need another jumper actually lol Im still cold!!! Be right back ladies lol:blush:
     
  20. classyburd

    classyburd Mummy to Archie

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been flitting between hot flushes and really cold :(
     

Share This Page