Extremely Sick And Tired During Twin Pregnancy?

by Shareece
(Newark, CA)

I am 8 weeks pregnant, and the doctors confirmed it's twins via ultrasound. I had an inkling I was having twins because I had a super positive test before I even missed my period...

My question is... Is it normal to feel morning sickness all day with twins? With my other children I was okay for the most part, but now I feel so weak, super tired, and I have no appetite.

Any recomendations would be appreciated.

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Feb 20, 2018
Just rolling with it...
by: A. McLean

Same Story Here.

I'm 20 weeks now with girl twins and I have been sick since around 4 weeks.

Morning Sickness (all day sickness for me) was awful. It started to ease up a bit (only twice a day) around 18 weeks and then hit me on the head again this week.

Plus the outrageous acid reflux/heartburn + migraines that started around 17 weeks -- I somedays don't know how I'm going to make it to delivery day.

I'm completely exhausted by 7pm every night and then I toss and turn all night trying to get comfortable only to be woken up around 2am/3am sick to my stomach -- if im lucky i'll get back to bed for an hour before waking up for work.

This is my first pregnancy and I have to be honest, its making me re-think having a large family.

Jul 05, 2015
Pregnant with 4th child
by: Anonymous

I am currently 8 weeks pregnant and I'm sick all the time! It hit me at 6 weeks exactly! I've lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks :( They did put me on a nausea pill and it helps a little but I'm still very sick and tired constantly. It makes you start to feel helpless and it made me break down and cry a few times now. I have 3 other children and I feel bad cuz I can't attend to them like I should. I've never felt so sick like this before! I have 2 boys and a girl and still this is the worst! I keep hearing it could be twins im having lol..we shall see. I would definitely be surprised :) 💖 I hope the next 7 months hurry up I can't live like this being so sick.

Jan 11, 2015
by: JJ

My first two pregnancies I had bad morning sickness and nausea til about 17 weeks. This third pregnancy is killing me though, throwing up 4x a day, nauseas all the time.knackered and feeling low. I'm pretty sure I'm not having twins, they're quite rare, will find out in a few days. I think every pregnancy is just a bit different, I wouldn't read more severe sickness as a sign for twins.x for those that are preg with twins and the sickness is bad, I hope it disappears for you asap! 😄

Jan 03, 2015
Is this normal?
by: Chloe

Hi I'm about 10 weeks pregnant, this is my 3rd pregnancy I never really had much morning sickness with my 6 or 2 year old but I have been so Ill that I have struggled to get out of bed I can't eat or drink anything as it comes straight back up there are twins on my partners side so could I be having twins thanks

Dec 20, 2014
I'm So Lost like this!
by: NikiJay

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and this is beyond difficult for me. I've had two singletons and this was a bit of a surprise. I thought for sure something was wrong with the intensity of sickness I was feeling, but come to find out fraternal twins. I have felt like such utter crap, I've had headaches everyday for a month, back pains, and nausea along with severe fatigue. I take my vitamins, and have nausea pills I take, and even Tylenol, but nothing has been helping me. I can only wish to heavens to hurry this pregnancy, this is horrific to deal with every day. :(

Nov 29, 2014
by: Gillian

Found out 3 days ago I'm 13 weeks pregnant with twins, have known for about 5 weeks I'm pregnant but only found out it's twins 3 days ago!
Have been constantly sick, had heartburn and cannot get a decent nights sleep. Actually can't face the next 5-6 months feeling like this, my youngest DD is 15 months, and I can't play with her or give her the attention she needs as I'm always throwing up!!! I need help can someone PLEASE give me some tips on how to stop feeling so sick, any tips on what to eat for extra energy are also welcome xxx

Dec 12, 2013
pregnant with twins negative result
by: Anonymous

I am extremely frustrated I have all the symptoms of twin pregnancy never felt this way before in my life even with my other 4 pregnancies but all test come out negative that im not pregnant I go to dr a lot my abdomn is swollen I believe im like 11 weeks no one believes me and miss period for three months when will I get a positive result I am so sick im 32 and was on birth control pills when this happend

Jun 17, 2013
Yay twins!
by: Anonymous

I'm 13 weeks with twins. This is my first pregnancy. I didn't know what to expect, but I did not expect this! I found out at 4 weeks I was pregnant, at 5 weeks I was soooo sick, and at 6 weeks I found out it was twins. I have been non stop sick. 24/7 nausea and vomiting. It finally started to ease up this week but it is not completely gone! I am hoping for a better second trimester!

Jun 01, 2013
sick with twins
by: Anonymous

I am 8 weeks pregnant again with twins I feel so sick all the time its been 11yrs since the last set of twins so I really don't remember feeling like this I have a 6yr old too and that pregnancy wasn't bad at all im just sooo tired and sick want it to end

May 23, 2013
Strong feeling of twins...
by: Mommy of 4

I'm a mother of 4 and I am 6 weeks pregnant now.. This is nothing like any of my other pregnancies.. My first was a single baby boy and was sick my entire pregnancy... All Morning sickness all day. My second, third and fourth were pretty good rarely anything... Maybe morning sickness here and there and a couple other things, but rarely.. I got lucky with no stretch marks with any of my 4 pregnancies.. Yeaaaa...(knocking on wood).. Anyway with this pregnancy I'm getting everything, 3 DPO had a sudden nausea feeling, and started bloating bad with cramps all over belly. Got a positive read on PT test 6 days before missed period. Got blood drawn 2 days before missed period and HGC levels were only 311. Don't quite know why the nurse didn't schedule me for a week later.. Never felt any of that with the other 4 pregnancies. Still bloated on hands left anckle and belly, Still bloated 2 weeks later with hot flashes, dizziness, nausea, fatigue but can't sleep, oh yea.. When I'm hungry, I need to eat now.. I try and nap with my 18 month old but I just lay there.. Not quite sure what to think. All I keep thinking about is twins.. I've got twins on the brain, I'm really hoping, cause my tubes are getting tied after this one.. Hope my last pregnancy will be twins.. Oh, I'm also in the age limit of 36 and a half..

Oct 22, 2012
Advise anyone
by: Anonymous

I am a mother of three single birth's and I am now 8 weeks with twins and I could tell the difference immediately after about 4 weeks. I am so sick all the time and so tired then at night I just can't sleep. It seems like it's normal but gosh this is something I've never gone through before.

Aug 16, 2011
What women go threw.
by: Ms.Davis

Hello everyone I am 24 weeks pregnant with my second set of twins and for some reason I be nauseated everyday. The only way that I will feel any relief so that I can eat is to take nausea pills threw out the day.Thank god for the pills cause with out them I would be in very bad shape.All I know is that I will be glad when it is over with.No more kids for me.

Sep 24, 2009
by: Anonymous

I am 13 weeks pregnant with Fraternal twins and I have not been able to get out of bed for 2 days! I am EXHAUSTED!! I do not know if this is normal for this is my first pregnancy. I feel like I am lazy and on top of it, I have NO appetite... so I force myself to eat... I am glad to know that I am not the only tired one out there:)

Sep 24, 2009
by: Anonymous

I have 6 month old twins..they were my third pregnancy and with the first two I never had morning sickness or really got tired..in fact once I started nesting around 28 weeks my house was spotless and I had more energy than I do when I'm not expecting..with the twins I thought I would feel the same and just kept waiting to fell that great pulse of energy but it never came..I had morning sickness heart burn..you name it..only worse than any other pregnancy..and I guess that's normal..i was twice as pregnant as I had ever been before..I think if youre worn out it means you need rest..and you can always clean house after the twins go to pre-school..that's my plan anyway.

Aug 25, 2009
Feeling great!!
by: Anonymous

I am now 16 weeks with fraternal twins I have had no morning sickness at all really the only symptom i have had is a little more tired then normal but still bearable! Actually feeling fantastic.

Jul 05, 2009
by: Anonymous

Thanks ladies, ill have to follow all the suggestions.

Jul 03, 2009
Welcome to Twin Pregnancy!
by: Cheri

Congrats on the new good news!!!!

The bad news is that you will notice that you have every symptom in the book and then some amplified due to the double dose of PG hormones that you produce with a twin pregnancy.

Do not be discouraged, but be well informed. You will get bigger quicker...I was in maternity clothes at 10 weeks and have gained a significant amount of weight. The fatigue in the first tri is very difficult to overcome, but nothing compared to 3rd tri, and I hope that you don't get the nasty insomnia that I have now.

You will also notice that you are short of breath more so with this pregnancy as compared to a singleton pregnancy.

The good news is that once you feel your babies moving around (first flutters will be earlier than with singletons), it makes it all worth while and gives you the "oomph" to keep going.

I hope this does not sound too negative, but I feel like you should be informed. Pick up a good twin pregnancy book, it may help. This site has been a God send for me to keep my sanity!!!! Different women experience their pregnancies in different ways....mine is a fraternal twin pregnancy and there is more stuff to learn if you are having ID twins....

Sending healthy vibes and prayers your way!!!!

Jul 03, 2009
Morning sickness
by: Danielle

So sorry you feel so yucky! My twins are 3 weeks old and I was pretty much sick my entire pregnancy... Ginger helped me a lot - even ginger bread cookies. Good luck!

Jul 03, 2009
Issues during Pregnancy
by: novembertwins

I agree. I am 22 weeks and just got out of the hospital after a 3 day stay.

I have had a lot of pregnancy induced issues since the beginning of this pregnancy.

Good luck to you.

Jul 02, 2009
by: Anonymous

Supposedly b/c of extremely increased hormone levels, women with twin are "morning" sick 24/7 for their entire pregnancy. (Or at least I was.) I lost 25 lbs during my pregnancy and my doctor said it was normal...

Good Luck!

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