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Currently go the flu

Lilmossy
Lilmossy

Hey everyone I’m currently 7 weeks pregnant and I’ve got the god damn flu,, before you I get that I should have had my flu jab. I’m a hca so I have to have it every year. I’m just concerned the fact I’m pregnant with the flu I’m struggling I can’t stop vomiting so I feel the natal vitamins arent working I’m getting stressed cos I don’t want any harm to come to the baby doctors are fully booked as well and I’ve been told I can only take paracetamol 😭everything hurts an aches I feel fed up

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If I was you Hun I’d go to your walk in clinic , or ring epu if your doctor can’t help you . I’m sorry you feel so unwell I’m actually ill at the moment throat ears and nose and paracetamol don’t help so I’ve started drinking fresh hot lemon and honey to ease my throat. I hope you get well soon xx

Lilmossy
Lilmossy in reply to Sisi14

Gonna try get in doctors tomorrow again I rang 111 and they said plenty of fluids paracetamol hospital if I become drowsy 🙄 and mine started off like that and now it’s flared up last night i literally felt every single tooth hurting because my ears 😂 handing working in the hospital if I can get advice from colleagues so gonna try menthol salt and hot water tomorrow

Honey and lemon it’s amazing when u have a cold and bad throat I totally forgot about that 😩

Thank you I hope you get better soon too

Sisi14
Sisi14 in reply to Lilmossy

Aw hun I hope you get better soon too I’m really lethargic and 6 months pregnant now , I was feeling great up til now lol . Try the methanol and water and lemons Hun xx

Lilmossy
Lilmossy in reply to Sisi14

I wish i was further gone I hate the first 3 months u can’t tell anyone anything it’s just bs 😂 thank you sisi I hope you get better soon too xx

Sisi14
Sisi14 in reply to Lilmossy

Yes the first 3 months tend to drag Hun but then it flies by and you get all the aches etc lol.. thankyou very much you too and hopefully the doctor can help you. Xx

Eat orange a day and squeeze lemon with honey in some warm water hun x

I’ve got Hyperemesis and was concerned that my baby wasn’t getting enough vitamins etc but was reassured by the EPU that at that stage (spoke to them when I was 7 and 8 weeks), these little ones are like parasites. They are first of all very small and don’t need much at all, but secondly they will take from your body what they need. It is your own body that may then lack certain vitamins but the baby gets everything first, so not to worry.

Also, maybe a steam bath might help? I mean where you put your head over a hot bowl with camomile tea in it, and a towel over. I had horrendous sinusitis when I was pregnant with my daughter and due to pregnant AND allergy to penicillin we were running out of options in terms of anti biotics. That for a few days really helped with my head.

For the pain, you can get much stronger stuff that’s save via your gp than paracetamol. With my first two kids I had to be on co-codamol for lengthy periods of time and it’s fine. You won’t get that over the counter though.

Go back to the Gp, don’t suffer unnecessarily!

Lilmossy
Lilmossy in reply to SilkeP

Unfortunately go is fully booked again to day I had a hot bath last night and that has helped loads touch wood. Just got more of a bad cough now 😩 ribs are all hurting from where I’ve been coughing and sneezing still gonna have honey and lemon and a steam bowl as I think of I ignore it now it will come back worse off

Thank you for your comment xxx

I hope you feel much better soon again!

Hidden
Hidden

Take your vitamins before you go to sleep, they stay in your body longer that way and have more time to be absorbed.

Honey and lemon, steam your head, ginger biscuits (helps with nausea) plenty of fluids and lots of rest. First trimester is hard work anyway between the morning sickness, fatigue, hormonal adjustment, to be ill on top of that is horrible, be kind to yourself xx

Lilmossy
Lilmossy in reply to Hidden

Thank you and yeah doing myself loads of veg with my dinner tonight and using the water from veg to make gravy so I get all the vitamins naturally aswell its all fun. And games pregnancy I’ve had a wonderful 7 weeks no sickness then the last few days I feel like a victim of the plague

Gargle warm salt water for a sore throat. Im pretty much in the same boat now, and surviving on honey and lemon, salt water gargles, paracetamol, and steam baths. If you have the heating on then a small bowl of water with a few drops of olbas oil or vapour rub in balanced on the radiator in your bedroom can help x

Lilmossy
Lilmossy in reply to Embyj

I ended up In ane with ecg and bloods taken they gave me antibiotics and I still feel like I’m struggling because now I have an ear infection come aswell

Sisi14
Sisi14 in reply to Lilmossy

Aw hun I’m sorry to hear your still so poorly, I hope the antibiotics kick in and help clear it all up for you. Xx

I am now in the same boat, so you have my full sympathy. Rest as best you can, and I hope you get better soon

Lilmossy
Lilmossy in reply to Embyj

Last antibiotic today thank god im better but still not 100%

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