Severe Fatigue During Twin Pregnancy?

by Mirna
(San Jose, CA)

I'm 8 weeks pregnant with twins and im just so extremly tierd. all the time!!!! I can barely get throught the day at work, not to mention when I get home. I don't have any moring sickness but I feel so week and sleepy. Is their anything that will help with this?

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Apr 14, 2016
7 wks 5days prego with twins
by: Anonymous

I just found out 2days ago i am having TWINS and this is my first pregnancy. Lately i have been tired every even tired while im resting..i wake up every night around 3am completely starving and be so weak n the a.m that i have to put my clotges on sitting down..i also have to cook sitting down and loose my breath quickly.i work 50 hr wjs at an office job but idk how much longer im gna be able to do all these hrs..s l eeping is all i want to do

Oct 25, 2015
by: Anonymous

I've been reading everyone's comments and I'm not sure if they've made me feel better or worse. I'm 6 weeks pregnant and this is my 4th pregnancy so I sorta know what to expect. Boy, was I wrong! In my three prior pregnancies, I had SEVERE morning sickness the whole pregnancy. It would subside somewhat near the end, but it never stopped. I was never exhausted - just worn out from being sick. This time I have no morning sickness but I'm tired all the time. Not just "tired"... I'm talking complete exhaustion. I've never felt like this in my entire life unless I was really sick. Did this happen to anyone else? My first trimester symptoms have seemed to reverse and I'm so scared I'm having twins.

May 31, 2015
pregnant with my second set of twins boy ,girl and first set Boy /girl also
by: Anonymous

I'm 29 week's pregnant with my second set of fraternal twins b/g and I'm super tired worked my whole pregnancy with the first set and 3 more weeks of work left with my second set now. Just ready to rest when I want. By the way my first set is 5 and I'm due on their birthday. Funny right. I had them at 36 week's just hoping I make it 36 week's with this time around also. Any more time after that is a bonus .I just found out I'm anemic so I'm pretty scared. Any advice

Apr 12, 2015
Soooooo tired yet not really nauseous like with my first child
by: Danielle

Hey yall found out I'm 5 weeks along and this pregnancy is SOOOOOOOO different compared to this one, I have a gut feeling I'm having twins and my husband's mom is a twin. I'm already getting a tiny bump and I'm extremely tired and dizzy and hungry, nausea is very minimal compared to my first pregnancy, what do mommies with twins think? A possibility? Or no?

Dec 07, 2014
Super tired with twins
by: Anonymous

I'm 6 weeks pregnant with twins. I have been napping a lot, but it sounds like that is normal with twins. This is also my first pregnancy. I try to eat light to avoid morning sickness but I have small meals throughout the day. My Dr gave me a list of over the counter medicines I can take for nausea but I don't like taking meds. I just sleep things off. Today I woke up at 12pm cleaned a bit than napped, woke up to eat than napped, woke up and went to the store. I seem to have a bit more energy now but yes the fatigue is real !

Nov 22, 2014
Exhausted Pregnant with identical twin boys!
by: Sandy

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and am exhausted all the time.I 'm a hair stylist and it's so hard right now to get thru the day.If I could sleep all day I would!I hope it gets better.I'm habing identical twin boys I know it'll be worth it.

Jul 15, 2014
Twins: It mighy kot be it mau be
by: Anonymous

I'm 14w pregnant and this is my second pregnancy. I lost my first child and pregnant again. I feel so nausea most of the time very irritable and fatigue is my number one problem. I sleep A lot. I may go to bed around 10 and wake up at 10 but after I eat breakfast I'm soo miserable I'm ready to leave down and go back to sleep. My doctor hasn't mention anything, my family and friends are hoping it's twins. Is there a possibility one twin is hidden?.

May 05, 2014
Major Fatigue & Dizziness
by: Brenda

Hello, I am 6 weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and I am so exhausted all of the time. I have my first ultrasound next week. I am wondering if I am pregnant with twins. Is it normal to be so tired that you can hardly make it through the day? All I want to do is take a nap. I also get very dizzy when I am at my desk or when stand up for less than 10 minutes. It is very hard to make it through the work day. I can hardly make my husband dinner, I find myself sitting on the kitchen floor periodically. I also can't stand the smell of what I am cooking, but I am fine with eating it afterwards. Also, I am a very organized person and always remember almost everything. But lately my mind is so jumbled that I can't even remember if I just put deodorant on. Please leave comments and advice.. Thank you!

Dec 21, 2013
I'm a fraternal twin
by: Jessica

I am a fraternal twin. I have a twin sister. This is my 3rd pregnancy. I have 2 boys, ages 6 and 4. I remember being a bit more tired than normal with my other 2 pregnancies but this time around the exhaustion doesn't let up! I am currently 6 weeks pregnant. I am tired an hr after I wake up and can barely make it through my work day. (and I have a desk job!)I can barely even cook dinner after work. Last night I went to bed at 9pm! I have not gone to bed that early in YEARS!! I slept almost 12 hrs and I am still in a FOG! I am sooo thirsty too. I drink 3-4 16 oz bottles of water in my 8 hrs at work! Also fraternal twins run in my family. We were the 1st set, then my mom's first cousin have twin girls, the 3rd set was born to my mother's 1st cousin's (who is male)daughter. The EXTREME exhaustion and already increased appetite this time around is making me think it's twins! My 1st appt is Jan 6th. So we will see!

Dec 03, 2013
30 weeks b/g twins, tired
by: Anonymous

I am almost 30 weeks with b/g twins and this weeks has been do tiring. I have another set of b/g twins, 4ys old. the first pregnancy i didb;t fill it too much. I hit a wall with this one at 24 weeks.

I feel things i never did with the 1st pregy, cramping is more and have lost appetite. otherwise, i am glad to have made it this far. I hope i get to at least 35 weeks. my first twins were born at 37 weeks due to pre-clamsia.

Jun 04, 2013
Second set of twins
by: Anonymous

I am 9 weeks pregnant with twins and also have 10 month old boy/girl twins keeping me rather busy! With my first twin pregnancy I was starving and ate non-stop the first trimester, packing on 15 pounds in three months. That kept me from feeling sick, but I lived in a constant state of fatigue and exhaustion, dropping into bed any moment I could. It was a bit better by 16 weeks and I had a couple months reprieve until the third trimester hugeness set in. With this pregnancy I take two naps with my babies during the day and still feel like I am in a fog all the time. Most food looks disgusting, so I am having a hard time with being sick because I have to force myself to get anything down. I am hoping to have a singleton pregnancy someday so I can compare, but so far for me twin pregnancies have meant utter exhaustion and fatigue!

Mar 20, 2013
all i want is sleep
by: Anonymous

I'm 14 weeks with twins and sleep 9 hrs at night then maybe 3 in the day. For the rest of the time I wish I was sleeping. My mind is totally fuzzy and studying is so so hard! This began last week but I did have fatigue around week 8 too...although that I managed to push through. I'm upping my iron intake and snacking all the time but wow this is hard! Anyone know when it goes away?

Mar 16, 2013
only 5 wk not sure
by: lisa

I would really appreciate anyones help this is baby number 5 but just got a feeling its twins I'm so tired all the time my mouth seems dry all the time having cramps nd can not stop eatting has anyone had any of these symptoms and its turned out to be twin please help :/

Jan 05, 2013
by: tiffany lewis

I can take a 5hr nap every day an still be sleepy im 5wks an i dont knw if itz twins yet but i alwas feel sick throw out the day this sound like i mite be having twins i have three boys an i want twin girls

May 27, 2012
8weeks and tired!!
by: babyface:)

Im pregnant 8 weeks today! This is my 4th pregnancy and I
Havn't had twins. My mom had my sister's they are twins and from my husband he's mom had boy twins.on her
4Th pregnancy .I'm feeling so exhausted, hungry,nd sleepy all the time can't do anything for along time bc I'm exhausted! I go to the doc Thursday let's see what get sees!

Feb 09, 2012
Morning Sickness and extreme fatigue
by: Jennifer

I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant with twins. I've been a mess since around 5 weeks....vomiting, nausea, achiness, extreme fatigue, you name's been really hard to cope with all this sickness. I also have 2 toddlers and I work....I'm beat! I'm really looking forward to the morning sickness subsiding...I pretty much am at the end of my rope with it. Zopfran is not helping me much! I can't wait to have these twins, but I have a ways to go....I just hope there is relief soon.

Nov 21, 2011
Needs Lots Of Sleep
by: Jennifer

I agree with everyone else! I am 8 weeks 1 day with twins and I am exhausted! I can never seem to sleep or sit around enough! As for the boss thing, I agree. My boss and everyone else at work seems like their mad at me because I cant work the 50 hour weeks and do the things I used to! Now Im barely working 40 and can hardly stand to be on my feet for 9 hours a day. All I want to do is sleep, the 6th and 7th week was rough, because I had constant morning sickness, now that that has seem to subside, Ive got the cramps in my lower belly and too tired to do much of anything!

Jul 02, 2011
So tired all the time
by: Anonymous

Hi I'm 12 weeks pregnant with twins. And I am always tired and sleep my days consist of laying in bed watching t.v. I feel so guilty but I have no energy at all I'm just so happy to have a great family at home. When I go to work I wanna cry because they really do care how I feel so for eight hours I'm miserable it's like my manager is mad at me cause I'm pregnant so she me to act normal I loved reading all of the question I don't feel so bad...but when will I get some energy I just wanna go to the mall or out to dinner and play with my three year old!

May 12, 2011
always tired
by: Anonymous

Im 10w/4days with twins and have never been soo tired in my life! I knew I was having because everyone told me I was... I have 5 children and I got big really fast with this pregnancy. I do inhome daycare and have between 5-6 kids everyday, my youngest is 2 so she is home with me during the day as well. Im up every morning at 630am, the kids eat lunch at 11am and go down for nap from 1145-2pm this is also my nap time and it really helps me get through the day.. My husband is home around 530pm with our other children whom we enrolled in after school programs because I dont have the energy to handle soo many kids. My daycare kids are all gone by 6pm and im usually in bed by 8pm... I eat non-stop and drink sooo much water juice and milk that I pee every 20mins... Thank God my husband is soo much help I would be lost without him!

Sep 19, 2010
Get to bed early
by: Julie

I'm 19 weeks now and all my symptoms of pregnancy have been magnified compared to my previous singleton pregnancy, I thought the tiredness might have worn off like the sickness did now I'm in my 2nd trimester but no, some days I feel like I've run a marathon, and it's all i can do to keep my eyes open, which isn't wonderful when you have a 2 yr old running around ha ha. Thats the joys I guess with a twin pregnancy, but it'll all be worth it in the end.

Aug 16, 2010
Glad it is not just me!
by: Sara

At first it was morning sickness, then it was cramps, and now it seems that I am constantly tired at 10 weeks. I can't always nap, but when I can, I rest horizontally and zone out to the tv. I love any weekend where I can spend a whole day on the couch. I know that sounds pathetic but I have to or else I won't make it through the work week. And once during the workweek, I went to my car and took a nap. It is rough!

I also forgot to mention acne. Around the 7th week my face just exploded! I've been using benzoyl peroxide so it is better now but my goodness!

Jun 14, 2010
I know the feeling
by: Coolrelax2

I feel the same way - this is my first pregnancy and I just found out last week that I'm having twins. The fatigue is ridiculous - it's like the power switch gets turned to "off" at a moments notice, lol. I just thought it was normal, but I guess we're bout twice as tired as singleton pregnancies.

Feb 12, 2010
Sleeping Forever
by: shelly

I am 6 weeks pregnant and people have been telling me i am going to have twins. I think I am also. This is my 8th pregnancy and i have never been this exhausted b4. I camn hardly stay awake and when i try and force myself to it seems to make it worse. I have never slept so much ever. I am not having morning sickness with this pregnancy... but it is the extreme fatigue that really makes me wonder if this is twins.

Jan 28, 2010
Your not alone
by: Anonymous

Your not alone- I am 20 weeks, stay at home mom of a two year old and expecting twin boys, and am always exhausted. It get's better as the weeks go on, but some days are harder than others. Get your sleep and be sure to eat when you are hungary and drink loads of water!

Jan 28, 2010
by: kristan

keep yourself hydrated and take short frequent naps..when i was pregnant with my b/g twins i felt like i couldnt get out of bed some days. i would just get up take a nice long hot shower, drink drink drink, and when i got too tired just napped when i could. youll always feel tired, but the naps and rest will do wonders hope this helps! good luck! it will all pay off =]

Jan 20, 2010
Fatigue buster
by: Natalie

I agree with everyone else. It is perfectly normal to be more tired with twins, and the best thing to do is rest. My hubby and I have talked and agreed on things that need to get done and what can fall to the wayside. He has even gotten to where he knows I need to get a nap without me saying so.

Jan 20, 2010
by: beth laf

PERFECTLY NORMAL!!this will abate when sometime a little bit around 4 months, it will come back at the end of pregnancy though in the meantime , make sure youre taking your prenatals ,the iron anemia will not help with energy, as well as try to make sure youre eating enough protein

Jan 20, 2010
by: jenni

Sleep is the only thing that helped me, I would sleep all the time I felt like a teenager again lol. I first knew something wasnt right when i was tired all the time turns out i was 5 weeks along at that point. I am now 17w 2d and I feel better, now if this pesky morning sickness would just go away.

Jan 19, 2010
by: erica skelton

oh i was so so tired from about 7 weeks and it got just a tad bit better the last few days. Im only 11 weeks and 2 days.

hang in there and sleep as much as you can! You're body is going through tons of changes and you need rest!

Jan 19, 2010
Needs sleep!?
by: Anonymous

The only thing that helped with me when i felt like that was take some cat naps I could sleep anywhere anytime untill i was about 12-14 weeks or so. I felt horrible for my hubby after work you could kiss cooking dinner or cleaning so he was doing everything...i just had no energy!!!

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