I am going through the same thing. I am 39 yrs old, this is my third pregnancy not including 3 miscarriages. I am 11 1/2 weeks and look about as big as I did when I was about 6 months pregnant. I didn’t get real big or gain a lot of weight with my other two. This time around I am hungry all the time! I am scared that I am putting on to much weight keep telling myself that maybe that is what I need since I didn’t before and both my babes were born early due to complications. My son was only 2 weeks early but my daughter was 2 months and premature. Needless to say I am high risk and trying to do things different. I typically weight a steady 128 and worked out 2 to 4 times a week. Now I am tired all the time, have restrictions on my workouts and am left trying not to obsess about the weight gain. I am glad to hear I am not completely alone!
Cortisol abnormalities are common in people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, and many other conditions connected with long-term chronic stress. It is very possible that all of these conditions are connected by the adverse impact on the adrenal glands due to chronic stressors including a mix of root causes such as intense emotional stress, infections, and autoimmune reactions. The popular culture saying “stress kills” rings very true for people with adrenal dysfunction and abnormal cortisol levels. Chronic stress causes adrenal gland collapse which can result in severe adrenal insufficiency or even Addison’s Disease which may result in death.