Well, I made it through the first trimester. Lots of anti-nausea meds and naps helped get me through, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. It's been 2 weeks since I've had the urge to throw my toenails up and I don't even know what to think about it. My other 3 pregnancies consisted of all day nausea until at least 20 weeks. Looks like this baby is going to follow the rules. Except that I have come to the conclusion that I am allergic to this pregnancy. For the last 4 weeks I have broken out into the itchiest hives on average 10-14 times a day. The nights are the worst and even heavy doses of Benadryl cannot bring comfort. After changing laundry detergent, soap, lotion and taking Zyrtec on a daily basis didn't help, I broke down and went to a dermatologist yesterday. Our convo went a little something like this...
Dr. - Well, it sounds like hives to me.
Me - Yeah, obviously. So fix me.
Dr. - Well, I'm going to give you a medication that is like Zyrtec on steroids. I'm pretty sure it's safe during pregnancy, but check with your OB just in case.
Me - I don't care if safe or not at this point, I am about to claw my skin off. If you told me to put pig urine all over my body, I would try it at this point.
Dr. - Umm...okay? I'll call it in to your pharmacy.
So this morning I ran by to pick my script up and about fell out of my car when the lady asked for $160 for a 30 day supply. Excuse me? You've got to be kidding. Hives for the rest of my life it is. Or hopefully just until this baby gets out.