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Out of hours doc or wait till morning?

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Wonderflonium Tue 20-Sep-16 16:07:56

I'm not feeling very good today at all! I was dizzy on the bus into work, felt faint. Could barely manage it all the way up the stairs (from basement to 2nd floor) to my classroom. Needed a break half way up! Was spacey in my lessons. Felt a bit achy and tired, put it down to maybe having a cold.

At break, got into a heated disagreement with a colleague who I felt was goading me to into an emotional reaction (I think he's probably got his side of it!).
I started to walk away from it because the discussion was pressing all my buttons, he narrated this "see, this proves I am right about you being confrontational, the way you are walking away from this disagreement right now!" and I yelled at him "I AM WALKING AWAY BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO CRY AT YOU!" "See! You are raising your voice because you are so confrontational!" and I walked out. Have been disproportionately mad about this whole thing all day. (Mad at myself, mad at him, mad at the crappy management of a simple issue that allowed this to come to a head. Mad mad mad) Major ugly crying in my classroom before my Y7s came in. I can't work out if it's a disproportionate reaction or not. Regardless of how he perceives me, I'm usually pretty chill! I don't fecking shout at my colleagues, that's a first for me.

At lunch, I was telling the colleagues who saw it, how out of sorts I felt. I hear a "whooshing" noise in my ears, especially after I walk upstairs, I'm tired, I threw up this morning and felt sick all day (I'm 23 weeks and morning sickness hasn't been a thing for me for a while), my head hurts, I'm exhausted.

So, obviously, I need to get my blood pressure checked and my urine tested for protein. It's probably a cold but it might be high blood pressure, right?

The deal at my GP is if it is urgent, if I show up to my surgery tomorrow at lunch, they will see me.

But does it sound MORE urgent than that, should I be trying to see an out of hours doc for these two tests?

MrsCW86 Tue 20-Sep-16 18:00:01

I'm really sorry I don't know what to advise but couldn't read and run. My gut feeling is that it's always better to err on the side of caution - better to go to an out of hours doc and be told it's nothing, than to wait to see your gp and be told you should have come in sooner. Really hope you're feeling better and also your colleague sounds like a complete douche bag!

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Tue 20-Sep-16 18:10:57

Do you have a number for your antenatal ward? In my area after 18 weeks we can call our midwife led unit and get seen there.

The disagreement with your colleague was most likely hormones, I'm completely irritional when pregnant and either cry or shout at the smallest thing.

Morning sickness can come and go, with ds I stopped feeling sick at 13 weeks then it came back at 28 weeks and lasted until I gave birth.

coolpotato Tue 20-Sep-16 18:10:57

To be honest, it sounds like a shitty day and the pregnancy taking its toll on you. You can get days like that out the blue.

But, you are pregnant and if you have concerns then you should go to the docs and get your bloods and wee checked. Don't question whether you should or shouldn't, just go. Hopefully all normal and that will put your mind at rest. And if anything is detected, then something can be done.

Your colleague sounds like a twunt who knew what buttons to press to get a reaction.

Hope all turns out fine flowers

BagelDog Tue 20-Sep-16 18:16:33

Likely just to be a combination of pregnancy and a crappy day, but the feeling faint, whooshingnouses, and needing to rest on the stairs all need checking, could be BP or anaemia, both easy enough to rule in or out. I fainted Ina few ward rounds in my second pregnancy and was found to be massively anaemic, felt SO much better once my iron levels were improved! X

Wonderflonium Tue 20-Sep-16 18:50:18

Thanks guys!

I do have a number for the midwives, that's a good idea.

I told my boyfriend what happened, fully expecting him to back my colleague or play devil's advocate, and he supported me! I was shocked!

It could be anaemia, that would make sense too. I didn't know morning sickness could come back. Oh man, that'll SUCK.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Tue 20-Sep-16 18:53:43

I feel like this most of the time at the min, I'm 28 weeks and really anemic. Waiting not so patiently for my iron levels to sort themselves out so I don't feel so shit.

had to stop the car on the way to work AGAIN today thanks to black spots in eyes, sooooo dizzy! It's getting boring now.

Hopefully it's nothing to worry about and your just knackered/anemic too.

Wonderflonium Wed 21-Sep-16 11:37:08

Blood pressure was low. It was anemia! The doc was like "yeah, with those levels, no wonder you are dizzy" I didn't ask if I can put my outburst yesterday down to this.
Thanks everyone!

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