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feeling under the weather :'(

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tinyme135 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:20:49

I've had a cold lingering around for 2 weeks now and finally broke out a week and a half ago with a bad cough. the cough unfortunately turned into a chest infection and was on a course of antibiotics for it. I felt like I was getting better. I woke up yesterday and my cough had come back but not irritating no more but full on Barking. today I have no energy literally stayed on the sofa all day and little one hasn't move as much either. to top it off my lower back has a dull ache and when I went to the toilet for a number 1 (sorry for tmi) it really hurt to sit down and pass water the pain was horrible.

could this cold affect the little one or am I being paranoid?

I'm 32 weeks today

hesterton Sun 15-Nov-15 20:24:41

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RoTo72 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:26:52

Chest infections and urinary infections r the same bug. U might need another antibiotic? Maybe a longer course?

RoTo72 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:28:18

Same type of bug, no medical expert but same antibiotics used to treat both

tinyme135 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:29:39

I finish in two weeks from work my DP has been trying to convince me to start it earlier with getting a sick note. I just want to get better. have no energy no fight in me I feel and look like a walking zombie. I'm that run down I've broke out in spots (that never happens to me)

RoTo72 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:30:17

Id listen to dp

tinyme135 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:31:03

it took my docs two weeks to see it was turning into an infection even after I told them I'm prone to water and throat infections. they just told me to drink more fluids -.-

RoTo72 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:33:17

GP sounds useless.

tinyme135 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:41:07

really is. think I'm gonna listen to my DP as he's never steered me wrong before. see if my nan will take me to the docs and go from there.

RoTo72 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:52:18

Let me know how you get on

tinyme135 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:57:19

will do. I've never felt so rough in my life. even when I had food poisoning I still had more energy then this (can't help but feel sorry for myself)

RoTo72 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:58:17


tinyme135 Mon 16-Nov-15 06:23:34

had next to no sleep and been told by DP I'm stupid if I go into work. I feel bad and feel like I've let my manager down if I don't go in. what shall I do?

CurlsLDN Mon 16-Nov-15 06:45:33

Please don't go to work, go to the gp. An untreated urine infection can kick start premature labour - I know because I felt the same as you, then started having regular contractions. Went to MAU and thankfully they were able to sort it out quickly with the right antibiotics and I carried on to full term

Baconyum Mon 16-Nov-15 06:58:08

Don't go to work.

Has your (admittedly useless) GP checked bp and urine for protein? Actually tested for infections?

tinyme135 Mon 16-Nov-15 07:01:05

on Wednesday the MW checked it and it was clear but my GP didn't bother with it. at 3 this morning I was going to call 111 and see what they say but I thought I'd have better luck going back to sleep and seeing how I was in the morning.

tinyme135 Mon 16-Nov-15 07:12:48

I've finally budged and listened to you guys my DP and nan and not going in. my health and juniors is more important than a Locum I got to look after at work

RoTo72 Mon 16-Nov-15 09:07:22

Good go to gp and demand he do urine test

tinyme135 Mon 16-Nov-15 12:54:53

doctor refused to do a water sample as I'm not having the signs of a uti even though I've got horrible back pain. they said I got to have a week off work then see how I feel at the end of the week if I'm still ill get a sick not but I wont get paid for it -.- how can I go about getting a sick note. can I call the docs and say my work needs a doctors note to prove I'm ill or what?

RoTo72 Mon 16-Nov-15 13:03:42

U self cert (meaning u don't need a sick note) for first 7 days. Many employers don't pay sick pay for first week, I'm lucky mine do. Ud need to check as its pregnancy related and maybe should be exempt. Ur doc should have checked ur urine. Def wouldn't have took his crap answer. Have u a mw yet

RoTo72 Mon 16-Nov-15 13:04:36

If ur still not happy a&e explain symptoms say ur gp useless and they can do sample.test.

tinyme135 Mon 16-Nov-15 13:28:20

Yeah I'm 32 weeks gone and only just got a new midwife. do you think I should phone her and ask her opinion?

RoTo72 Mon 16-Nov-15 13:38:56

I would

tinyme135 Mon 16-Nov-15 14:00:46

phoned mw she just went to take a sample in but because how far gone I am the back ache could be to do with the LO

RoTo72 Mon 16-Nov-15 14:06:26

That's good shel test it

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