Posted by Olivia Adams, Mommie-to-be | Posted in Mommy-To-Be | Posted on 05-03-2011
Tags: clomid and insomnia, prenatal yoga
No news to report at this time. Just been sticking to my yoga, which has really helped me in all different aspects. I feel more stretched out and flexible. I’ve been burning about 400-500 calories an hour. I have been sleeping better because I also work on focusing on my breathing and relaxing at the end. Even though it’s not intense, I get an awesome work out that I’m sore the next day. I’m really happy with this and will continue with it. I am even reading that its pretty safe to do yoga throughout your pregnancy, but towards the 2nd and 3rd trimester, you’ll have to make some modifications or eliminate some of the moves. I also came across prenatal yoga tapes, so I’m excited to continue with this workout.
On another note, just a couple days ago, I started experiencing the same symptoms as last month. Breast and nipples are very sensitive and sore. Lower back has had sharp pains, but luckily, I had my monthly massage appointment and they were able to help with that. I’ve also noticed some mood change and fatigue. All of the signs that either point to getting a period or pregnant. You don’t know how exciting this is…when I started feeling the symptoms, I was telling my husband about them and was jumping up and down. Is my body finally normal? This would be another huge step. At this point, I’m going to wait and see. If my calculations are correct, I should be getting my period on March 7 or 8, which sounds about right, having these symptoms a week before my period. If there is no period, I might give it another week. Last time, my period came late, so I might be on the 32 day cycle?
I’m a little hesitant on taking clomid again. I was suffering from insomnia for a year and half. I think the reason behind it was my hormones, stress, and coming off of Lorazapem. I would toss and turn until 3:30 -4:30 am and get up around 9. After a few days, this will catch up to you. I felt out of it all the time, not focused, and I even felt like my insides were weak. After doing yoga, eating oatmeal/crackers late at night, staying away from chocolate after 3 pm, I started to finally fall asleep around 12-12:30. I would wake up easily, if my dog moved around or if the weather was acting up, but I was able to sleep. I noticed that when I took clomid, I’d have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, but when I was off of it, I was fine. I don’t want to go through that again..it’s HELL to not be able to sleep, but my doctor recommended me stay on it for 3-6 cycles. Hopefully I get a period because then I can see if I could discontinue this. Perhaps just let it come naturally…