I'm 21 weeks pregnant with twins. First pregnancy, nobody I know has been pregnant with multiples. I'm struggling with major pain in my upper right tummy and it goes around into my back. It's been going on for a few weeks now, last time i saw my OB she put me on zoloft (which i stopped after horrid side effects). I'm frustrated because I feel like I should be loving my pregnancy but i hate it so far! i only feel okay if i lie down for awhile and the worst of the pain subsides. i sit up at my desk or even my recliner and the pain comes back. it's worse after meals so today i haven't even wanted to eat much. they took blood to check for gall bladder problems and those came back negative today. i was able to talk them into an ultrasound next week to look for gall stones but now i'm starting to feel like i'm just being a whiner and this is all part of pregnancy with twins and i need to just suck it up. i'm hoping there are people here who can tell me what a multiple pregnancy feels like and if it's really a lot of pain from beginning to end?
I'll be honest with you...multiple pregnancies suck. I have a 4 yr old daughter and my pregnancy with her was amazing. The twins, I was begging for the nines months to be over. Unfortunately, everything is doubled. Now the pain you have I didn't really have. I was uncomfortable, not really in pain. I hope it's just apart of your pregnancy and not something more.
Thank you for replying, i have been feeling like the biggest whiner...it's good to hear you say that twin pregnancies suck so i know it's not just me being a whiner, it really is harder than a singleton.
Last edited by carriebeth26; 03-30-2012 at 02:34 PM.
Oh God, the entire pregnancy sucked. I was hormonal crying non-stop from before I found out to about 6 weeks, then barfing non-stop from 6 weeks to about 13 weeks, then I'm sure something awful was going on for a while, at 16 weeks I started getting contractions and had to stop exercising, then a blur into the 20s and I was on here complaining non-stop, at 24 weeks the school year started up again and I was contracting so hard and struggling through the day and still throwing up, at 26 weeks I was put on home rest, 30+ weeks were uh ... perhaps we shouldn't scare you off yet about that part. But the babies are cute!
Oh and could the pain be contractions?
haha. I don't think you could possibly scare me right now. i'm already a HUGE emotional mess. The problem is, none of my friends who have had babies understand what is happening. i tell them i'm buying maternity clothes at 12 weeks and they think i'm silly. i tell them that i have rib pain at 17 weeks and they think it couldn't possibly be hurting me yet. it's just so hard to relate to my friends and i feel like i'm going crazy. i'm sooo glad to have found this forum. i already feel a TON better.
Mine was fairly uncomfortable most of the time, and really terrible from about 30wks on. But as Sheila said, babies are cute. lol
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.
Mine was relatively awesome until about 28-30 weeks. Seriously, I had no problems until the last 2 months (Christmas to late February). Then it was just purely uncomfortable b\c I was peeing every 30 seconds and my lower back hurt. With that being said, however, I never LOVED being pregnant. In fact, I'm probably one of the few that said I absolutely don't miss being pregnant or feeling them move ALLLLLLLL the freaking time. I like them much better on the outside.
I would suggest you get checked again for gallbladder? Those were my gallbladder symptoms - pain in the RUQ and wrapping around to my back. And I never showed up on bloodwork or U/S. They finally took it out to have me shut up and that's when they noticed the adhesions and the breakdown. So fight on about the gallbladder.