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Sal - posted on 07/11/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Ok ladies I'm posting here as you seem to be the most sensible to get advice from,
As some of you might remember I posted that was pregnant late may, sadly I miscarried about a bit over 5weeks ago, (my only miscarriage which is why I'm Looking for advice) it was a rather long and drawn-out process for me which resulted in major blood loss putting me Into delayed shock a week later than a week after that I got mastitis so around 3 1/2 to 4weeks of being pretty sick, my problem is that I am still feelIng comptetly exhausted, how long is a "normal" period feel so craPpy ? Can anyone shed any light on it for me, I had hubby off work initially looking after me and when he went back my parents came and helped out but after they went home I have been pretty busy with Kids being on holidays a few orders for my birthday cakes but I just don't feel I'm pushing myself enough to feel as tired as I do....I know of women who hardly miss a beat (physically anyway that is )after a miscarriage yet over a month later I'm still. Struggling and for more Info I'm 38

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Sal - posted on 07/12/2012

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Thanks all got iron tabs. Feel better already probally mind over body but feel better anyway and I'm sure the body wil catch up soon

Jodi - posted on 07/11/2012

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Sorry for your loss Sal :(

I had a terrible miscarriage about 8 years ago (I was 35), and I lost a lot of blood, they had to do an emergency D&C. But because of the blood loss, I was quite anaemic for some time. It takes some time to replenish the iron in the blood. In fact, full replenishment of red blood cells can take around 2 months. Are you taking iron tablets?

Just remember your body has suffered a trauma, you need to get plenty of rest.

My second miscarriage was not nearly as traumatic on my body a few months later, because it was very early pregnancy and only had light bleeding, no trauma. Every miscarriage is different.

Stifler's - posted on 07/11/2012

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Maybe you have low iron ? I did after I had Renae and felt like crap and tired.

Louise - posted on 07/11/2012

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The other ladies are right get your blood count checked and maybe take an iron supplement until you get the results. I have had three miscarriages and just bounced back physically straight away although the emotional side took a lot longer. Make an appointment at the doctors and get checked out. After a month you should not be feeling like this.

Sal - posted on 07/11/2012

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It was incomplete for a few weeks but I had an internal ultra sound after a course of medication like you had to dialate the cervix and it was clean which was a huge relief, I did think they tested my iron but now that I think of it the gyno didn't mention it at all I'll ring my gp tomorrow and check I think, thanks for the ideas ladies

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MeMe---(Past And Present) - posted on 07/16/2012

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I am very glad you found what may be the problem. I just want to add, though, that feeling tired all the time, does not always mean low iron.

I have been extremely tired for the past 5 or so months. I had all the blood tests done, including my iron. My iron was perfect. We still do not know what the problem is but they are sending me for sleep apnea.

While, due to your circumstance, I agree it is more than likely low iron, it should be known that depression also causes extreme fatigue. I would be getting my blood work checked for low iron before taking iron supplements. Since, too much iron can also be dangerous. Too much can be difficult for your body to break down and be very dangerous, as well as, it can cause extreme constipation.

Ana - posted on 07/14/2012

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First, i'm sorry for your loss...



I was wondering how old you were...yeah.. took me about a 3 weeks to a mth to get over mine at 29....almost 4 yrs ago..but ultimately I think it depends on the woman...and how far along you were..

Vegemite - posted on 07/12/2012

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oh Sal I'm sorry to hear you miscarried. I've never had this experience but with my first I had an emergency c-sec, lost a lot of blood and got an infection in my uterous which caused shock. I can barely remember the first 2 months of my son's life and was tired for a long time. With these kinds of things, especially when there's emotional trauma aswell as physical it takes more time to recover than we think it would and just need to give ourselves some slack.

Janice - posted on 07/12/2012

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I am so sorry Sal :(
I hope the iron pills help you get back to normal. My friend was/is iron deficient and until she got a supplement she would take 2 naps a day.

Karla - posted on 07/12/2012

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Just wanted to add, sorry for your loss.

I'm glad you figured out the problem. Low iron is a terrible feeling.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/11/2012

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I have no advice for you Sal, I just want to give you my condolences. I hope you are feeling yourself soon.

MeMe---(Past And Present) - posted on 07/11/2012

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Are they sure all the reminance is gone?

I miscarried back in 2009. I did receive pills to insert in my vagina to make me contract and release all the tissue. It did not work. I ended up miscarrying for 6 months. It was terrible. I lost a lot of blood over that period of time. In that 6 months, I only stopped bleeding for 5-6 weeks altogether (not consecutive days, either). I bleed so bad, I was hemorrhaging. It occurred at work once, after that I worked from home.

I went to the doctor a few times but they thought it was just my body getting back to normal. However, when I went back to ER because I was starting to become light headed from all the bleeding, the nurses got to witness how much blood I was losing. I was brought in for an internal sonogram. It was found, there was still tissue attached to my uterus. I ended up having a D&C. After which, everything was perfect.

When there is still tissue attached to your uterus (incomplete miscarry), your body thinks it is still pregnant, so it continues to store blood. However, when it is time for your period, your body says "This is NOT a baby", so it expells all the blood it has been storing (which is a lot).

I wish you luck and hope you feel better real fast. If you are still feeling crappy, I would be getting in for an internal sonogram. You may need a D&C.

Jaime - posted on 07/11/2012

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I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage, Sal. You mentioned a lot of blood loss, so it's possible you have an iron deficiency...this can make you extremely tired. You might want to ask your doc for some iron supplements just until your body regulates itself. I hope you're feeling better soon.

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