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Flu symptoms at 22 weeks - worth a ring to NHS24?

(7 Posts)
HJBeans Sat 24-Oct-15 13:09:33

Having rotten luck with health lately and have come down with something. Went to bed very early last night, woke with chills in the night, and today have a low grade fever and aches. Have just been through a load of blood tests (all normal) as I've been feeling lousy the last few weeks, and GP asked for a listeria test as I'd had some dodgy cheese just before but was told by the lab they don't do them anymore and just treat with amoxicillin if there are symptoms. If not the weekend, if give her a ring today. Can't decide if it's silly / time wasting to call NHS24. Fever only at 37.5 and I'm usually lower than 37. Are all flu symptoms in pregnancy worth seeking help for?

Skiptonlass Sat 24-Oct-15 13:35:01

I think you should give them a call, just to be safe.

Then take yourself off to bed with some paracetamol, plenty of fluids and rest. If your fever rises you should certainly seek advice.

samjammy Sat 24-Oct-15 17:29:40

Yeah give them a call. They really don't mind. NHS totally err on the side of caution with pregnancy but I think that's good, so don't panic if someone wants to check you over. Hope it's just one of those things and you feel better soon smile

HJBeans Sat 24-Oct-15 17:42:26

Did call and now rather sheepishly waiting in the out-of-hours doc waiting room with other, more ill-looking people. NHS24 called midwives who were concerned about possible UTI. Frustratingly, miscommunication between staff here means they've discarded my urine sample without testing it, so stuck here till I can make another. Still, do feel well looked after by the NHS.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Sun 25-Oct-15 20:41:44

How did you get on?

HJBeans Mon 26-Oct-15 13:38:33

Feeling better, thanks. Nothing in the urine and he wasn't impressed by the low temp. Said pregnant women with temps over 38 should seek urgent attention, but 37.5 was really classed as a temp. Felt better the next day with no temp or chills, so whatever it was it's passed.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 26-Oct-15 13:41:37

Aw good glad your feeling better smile

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