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I'm sick, but nothing serious, help me get through it!

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Foggymist Sat 29-Nov-14 19:14:04

Last night and today I've had chills, this morning/early afternoon I had diarrhoea and I didn't vomit but I retched, I thought I was going to vomit but nothing came up. I am not someone who throws up ever, so this was what concerned me.

Anyways, I rang the hospital and the midwife I spoke to said if the D&"V" kept happening for the next hour to come in and get checked, otherwise if it was just the chills I'd left just stay hydrated.

Nothing happened in the next hour or two other than shivering, I had a nasty enough trip to the toilet about 3 hours after I spoke to her, but that's it. I'm quite shivery and achey now if I get up at all, I'm drinking lots of water, but my God the thoughts of just having to wait this out is awful!

Has anyone any suggestions or home remedies or just advice for waiting this out? I'm in front of the fire with a blanket, not nauseous, stomach is ok for now. This all started off after I hurt my back last night, is there any way this is just my body overreacting to the pain and stressful night I had with that? Which is what I originally thought until the retching and the shivering continued, I've had diarrhoea on and off since getting pregnant. Or is it just very bad timing that it started at exactly the same time my back got bad?

Thanks for reading my essay, I suppose I'm venting as well as looking for others to talk me through it. The midwife only mentioned what to do if D&V continued, but if I am still shivery and stuff tomorrow I might call again and maybe go in.

Halp sad

Emilyjane11 Sat 29-Nov-14 20:13:02

I have had d and v since day 1. Although vomiting stopped last week. Every now and again I do feel ill, shaky and faint with chills. So your not alone. Keep drinking water that's the only thing that made me feel human. I don't think it's anything to worry about im 9 weeks tomorrow and had a scan on Thursday after a bleed and everything was fine xxx

Thurlow Sat 29-Nov-14 20:20:06

Urgh, it's horrible when you feel this poorly when you're pregnant.

There's a lot going around at the moment - I'm just getting over this bug myself, vomiting, diarrhea, aches, shivers etc, sounds the same as yours - so it could just be that you have caught the bug.

Try and keep as much fluid down as your can, hot drinks if they make you feel better, maybe a hot water bottle under the blanket to warm you up a bit?

Foggymist Sat 29-Nov-14 20:28:31

I already had a very bad bug for nearly 2 weeks early on, my immune system is gone to shit sad

I never realised this was a symptom! So many awful things sad Im warmed up plenty now but have a heat pack for later in bed. Really hoping I'll wake up in the morning and be fine!

Thanks girls.

MsDeedles Sun 30-Nov-14 14:40:27

Hot drinks? Hot Ribena, sweetened lemon tea or black tea. I stay away from dairy when I'm at that nebulous "will I, won't I stage" when I'll. Horrid place to be though. Stay hydrated and nap if you can.

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