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Getting over tonsillitis and 5 weeks pregnant - what to do about work

(5 Posts)
pearly1980 Tue 26-May-15 20:44:46


Crap timing but been really ill since Sat with tonsillitis, and nearly fainted at Drs. Only when Dr asked if chance pregnant (when writing prescription) did I remember I needed to do a test as we were trying and my p was due... so turns out we're expecting our 2nd child.

Can't get excited yet as feeling awful, the tonsillitis is terrible and although the pain in throat has gone I still ache all over, generally exhausted (strong antibiotics) and of course pregnancy symptoms kicking in with nausea and tiredness.

Trouble is it is a manic time at work and feel so guilty not being there. Today I tried to work from home as said still recovering but feeling so awful and don't think I can go in rest of this week.

Do I tell my boss I'm pregnant even so early? Don't want to but worry if I say tonsillitis not improving it sounds feeble after I managed some work today?

What would you do?
Thanks in advance

Fattycow Tue 26-May-15 20:57:33

Ask for a doctors note saying you really aren't fit to work at the moment.

pearly1980 Tue 26-May-15 21:56:25


LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Tue 26-May-15 22:17:52

For goodness sake, don't go to work! Get a sick note and make sure that it's for a decent period of time. I was down with stomach 'flu early in my pregnancy and went back to work after two days even though I knew I wasn't really better. Within the week I came down with a throat infection followed by an ear infection followed by weeks of dizzy spells. I worried myself half to death and ended up taking two weeks off sick! I should never have gone back to work so run down nor kept going in when I was ill - it didn't do anyone any good in the end! Take care of yourself and the baby - everyone else can look after themselves!! Feel better!

pearly1980 Wed 27-May-15 10:50:30

Thanks for listening to my moans - felt really ill this morning too so now been signed off and antibiotics increased. Feeling relievedsmile

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