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18+6 suddenly feeling unwell.. advice plz!!

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Fatty12 Tue 12-May-15 18:09:38

Hi ladies

Just in need of general advice or experiences please..

Pregnancy has gone quite well so far to be honest apart from finding out i'v got a hematoma/bloodclot at 12 weeks at the left side of my abdomen.
Anyway i'm now 18+6 and since about 2 days I'v been getting awful constant headaches, naseau is back out the blue, and have really lost my appetite. I'm getting dull pains in my stomach too.

I don't want to go docs because I'ts all preg related i guess?! But don't get the random occurence. Anyone else experienced this?

Fatty12 Tue 12-May-15 18:13:29

And just to add on to the symptoms lol hot flushes! And a bit off chest infection.. and since the headaches i feel very light headed most of the time.

BowiesJumper Tue 12-May-15 18:17:30

I would go to the docs just in case if you're feeling unwell.

Hope you feel better soon!

Mrsrochesterscat Tue 12-May-15 18:18:59

I can't think of any reason for those symptoms to be pregnancy related. Please call your maternity unit or OOH GP right away. You sound quite poorly.

Fatty12 Tue 12-May-15 18:31:38

Thankyou. I just rang 111. She said she'll get a nurse to call me back. I guess it's worth just being on safe side..

3littlefrogs Tue 12-May-15 18:35:48

You do need to be seen by a doctor OP.
Have you checked your temperature?

ApplesTheHare Tue 12-May-15 18:36:55

Good luck OP. Also I wouldn't worry about getting stuff checked to be on the safe side in future. It's not worth taking risks over and that's why there are midwife drop-ins, etc. Hope everything is ok! thanks

Fatty12 Tue 12-May-15 18:48:15

Yeah, I guess you're right for future reference. I managed to make my way to work 2 hours late, manager glanced at me and said I suggest you go home and rest.

And I know this will sound silly but I don't have anything here to check temp with blush Never checked it before..

ApplesTheHare Tue 12-May-15 18:55:07

Aw take it easy OP. You can buy it digital thermometers for about 99p off eBay (we never owned one until I had a baby) so might be worth investing. Sounds like you have a good manager there.

Fatty12 Tue 12-May-15 19:22:35

Yeah definitely! I guess i'll need it more often once baby arrives too! X defo will be getting one, thanks xx

And yeah manager is amazing; and being a civil servant for just over a year, i'v had so much support through my pregnancy! Love it xx

ApplesTheHare Tue 12-May-15 19:56:52

That's great, the support of a good manager is fab once you get to 35+ weeks. Are you feeling any better?

Fatty12 Tue 12-May-15 22:37:43

Well, I ended up being called to a&e, saw the doc and it's a urine infection which appears to be the cause. She's given me antibiotics.

I found the doctor/maybe GP, rather strange. She actually went through a text book with very small writing which I could barerly make out and by that gave me antibiotics. I'v never come across a doctor who has gone through a book, or maybe they have something similar but electronically.

manateeandcake Tue 12-May-15 22:51:36

I'm pregnant and have recently had the GP look at the book before prescribing, presumably to double check what it says about the safety or otherwise of a particular drug in pregnancy.

I hope the antibiotics kick in and you feel better very soon.

Whatabout Tue 12-May-15 22:54:46

It's the BNF it allows them to prescribe you the best antibiotic for you given pregnancy. Standard thing to do. I have lots of allergies so they are always reading the book! GP may use an online tool.

Feel better soon, I had a uti at 18 weeks and it knocked me for six!

Mrsrochesterscat Tue 12-May-15 23:21:06

OP I don't mean to worry you, but a UTI in pregnancy is very dangerous as it can cause spontaneous delivery at any stage of the pregnancy. I was kept in hospital until it cleared when I was pregnant. If you start feeling worse or get any other symptoms please don't wait to get medical advice. I hope you feel better soon.

Fatty12 Wed 13-May-15 12:44:05

Oh, I haven't experienced that before. Good though as it shows they being extra cautious.

Hmm, she said they would only be concerned if I was near the end of third trimester but because I'm early on in second trimester; the 7 day anti biotic course will be fine.. hmm

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