Flu definitely can. You should have been offered a flu vaccine as you are pregnant... bit late now though...
There's nothing much to be done except look after yourself (get your other half or someone to look after you too) and ensure you're drinking plenty and resting. Temperatures of >39 can be bad for baby, so take paracetamol if this happens.
I had something similar around 13-14 weeks and it wiped me out much more than it would do usually because your immunity in pregnancy is much less effective...
Thanks drcharliegirl. Tbh everyone has been rallying around this week, i don't know how i would have managed without dh, my mum and some friends. My poor boys think their mum has neglected them im sure!
i just cant believe how much of an effect it has. I'm having to take a couple of doses of paracetemol a day just to cope with it.
how long until you started to feel better? We are supposed to be going on holiday on Friday, now im stressing about the possible scenario i might not be well enough.
Don't want to put you off, but it took a full 2 weeks for me to be back to normal. That said, I didn't have the option of taking time off work (NHS being what it is!) so didn't take my own advice and slow down.
A holiday sounds like what you need!
And flu is definitely more than a cold, agreed... Good advice too about eating small amounts when you can. If you're coughing up green/yellow phlegm still by monday, go back and see the GP. Often you start with flu but it turns into a chest infection and may respond to antibiotics (I ended up with a course when the same happened to me).
I hope it doesn't take two weeks, we spent £1k on our week away, i am desperate to be well for Friday. I've definitely stopped and rested, spent pretty much my last six days in bed or flat out on settee.
I've just had some chicken soup, which went down ok. Dh hurrying around clearing up our pigsty of a house. I guess it becomes obvious how much i do when i stop doing it!
Just to say I've been to the Drs this morning again and have now been diagnosed with a chest infection. So I've got antibiotics, which is such a relief that the end is in sight. The Dr did say to rest for next couple of days and if im not better by Friday, to go back for a blood test for whooping cough.