I have been having “tummy troubles” for a month now, and am losing weight. I am now only 2 pounds up from where my pregnancy started. Luckily for me, I started out overweight. My doctor recommended that I only gain up to 15 pounds during this pregnancy anyway.
My primary doctor ordered several tests, all of them came back negative. Having no more suggestions for testing, they are sending me to a specialist. If my husband wasn’t suffering from the same “troubles”, we would have assumed it was just the way my body was responding to this pregnancy.
I saw one of the obstetricians from my OBGYN’s office today, and they said my baby will steal what he needs from my body, even if I am losing weight. We decided I should take a calcium supplement, since yogurt and milk add to my issues. If the baby will be stealing calcium from me, I want to add enough to avoid bone loss or dental issues.
I don’t mind losing weight, as long as my baby is growing like he should. Starting this pregnancy overweight and losing weight during will bring me well below my pre-pregnancy weight after delivery. As long as I don’t put a ton of weight on after my issues resolve, I will be better off in the end. In the meantime, the urgency and discomfort of my symptoms is quite the burden… especially while trying to work. I really want this to resolve quickly, but I am not expecting any real relief until after delivery. While reading about what might possibly be causing my symptom, the treatments available during pregnancy seem to be very few. 😦
I will have to wait and see what the specialist might find before I totally give up hope though. I am also concerned, that treatment after delivery might interfere with my plans of breastfeeding. I have about 9 weeks to figure this out.
I hope there aren’t others out there suffering the way I am, but if anyone comes across this blog with some advice having been through it before I sure would appreciate it.