Saturday, January 19, 2008

So I'm having aversions...finally.

I'm finally having some aversions but it wasn't the kind I was expecting. I was thinking that since getting pregnant maybe I wouldn't be able to stand the smell of coffee or would be able to eat pasta or some other crazy food aversions that you read about women having all the time. I haven't experienced much of what you read about during my pregnancy so far but I am experiencing my first aversion... to the computer.

Yes I'm having computer aversions due to headaches and eye strain. I work at a computer all day long and I've barely been able to keep at it for eight full hours each day this week. It started a few weeks back that my eyes were bothering me, burning and itching. I thought it was my change in contact solution so I switched brands back but it didn't help. About three hours into my day my eyes would start burning and/or itching. I've also had tons of eye goo (I'm fairly certain that's not the medical terminology) at night and if I weren't waking up four times to go to the bathroom I'm sure my eyes would be sealed shut by time the alarm would go off. I know I don't have an eye infection so I did some reading online. Apparently eye goo can be a part of pregnancy and it's not all that uncommon. Woohoo.

So now this week besides the burning and itching a third dimension was added to my eye irritation. My head started hurting due to the extra strain on my eyes. Wednesday I came home with a major headache which eventually led to a migraine. Usually I'd pump myself full of drugs, put a cool eye mask on my eyes and sleep it away but being pg means the drugs I depend on have to sit the bench. That sucked. When I laid down it felt like my brain was falling out of the back of my head. I went to bed at 7:30 to try and get rid of it and didn't wake up until the next morning, sans migraine.

Thursday and Friday the headache threatened to come back throughout the day but I would force myself to take breaks from the computer screen and do some filing or just chatting with my colleagues for a while. Naturally the last thing I wanted to do when I came home was to sit at this computer and write in my blog which really sucks as it's a way to relax for me in the evenings.

So I am finally having some pregnancy aversions...to work and the computer. Great! It's not like I can just pass those up in the grocery store aisle like you can chicken or ice cream. I'm hoping this week was just a fluke and won't set the pace for how this second trimester is going to go for me. We shall see.

4 comments:

Monica said...

You might want to have your prescription checked for your contacts. Your eyesight can change during pg! Hope they start feeling better soon.

Lissa said...

Sarah,
I had to get different contacts both times being preg. this time im wearing torque lenses for increasing astigmatism. So, I would definately get checked. I'm having contractions for about 1 week, so I hope that I go soon, if not only 3 more weeks to go!!! Love ya, and I loved the sweet little pictures!
Lissa

Cath said...

I too hope that this doesn't last, I missed your updates this week! But I'm glad to hear that otherwise everything is going well.
Cath

Teri said...

Sarah - I hope that this is just a phase & that you start to feel better soon! We miss you on MSN :)