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One minor illness after another - needed a whinge, sorry!

(6 Posts)
TeaTeaTea Tue 18-Apr-17 08:14:13

I'm 21weeks with my 2nd DC and since 16 weeks have been plagued by cough/cold, bad back (caused by coughing too hard!), then lung infection (as couldn't cough up the rubbish so it sat on my lungs). All this time the cough stayed with me.
The above resulted in over a week off work - having to call in to say it was a different ailment each time!

End of last week I called in sick again as woke up feeling rotten (cold still with me and bad nights sleep admittedly didn't help) and could barely move, over the course of the weekend I then got sickness and diahorrea! So off today again - calling up about a different ailment. STILL with this darn cough that by the way the doctor says is nothing and will clear eventually!

My previous pregnancy went by so well, this one i just can't seem to catch a break and get nervous about calling up work time and again. I love my job and the people so this is difficult.

Not sure what I'm asking, I think i just needed to let it out as my confidence is shaken a bit and feeling rather fed up now. Every time someone asks how i am and I mention another illness i feel like such a hypochondriac!

iamreginaphalange Tue 18-Apr-17 10:34:26

Vent here .. this is the place to do so.
I feel for you my friend, any illness in pregnancy is a bastard because you can't just stuff yourself with drugs, right.

If I could suggest - if you have one of them microwaveable pouches - stick one on for 2 mins to heat up and then put on your neck and chest. That will help you to ease the phlegm to come up.
As for diarrhoea - boiled potatoes. They create soakage ... and are easy to digest.. With a bit of salt. And drink loads of water.

I am 26 weeks and yesterday I managed to trip on the stairs - going UP!!!! Managed to put my back in the process too....What a wally me. So today Iam working from home. ...

Hope you feel better soon xx

EdgarAllenPoe Tue 18-Apr-17 10:50:28

I've had a horrible phlegmy cough since about 6 weeks pregnant (I'm 9.5 now). It's not going to kill me and I know I'll eventually get over it, but god it's wearing thin now. Not only am I up half the night coughing, but every morning when it's at its worst I cough up so much solid stuff it sets the morning sickness off. I've only vomited a couple of times but I'm retching most days because of this stupid cough. I never puked once with my first pregnancy! And I haven't told work yet so I'm suffering in silence. Joys of early pregnancy!

Lucinda15 Tue 18-Apr-17 10:50:32

I sympathise, and wld like to join u in a whinge! 32 weeks and feel it's been one thing after another. I have one DS whose pregnancy was a breeze compared to this one. I had 4 miscarriages after him, and am now so grateful to be pregnant that I've bit my lip and tried to remain upbeat. But today I feel so weary with it all after another issue has cropped up. It just seems as soon as I've got over/resolved one problem, another comes along within a week or so! There's no break from it! There's been prolonged morning sickness, spd/sciatica, chest infection, gestational diabetes and now terrible constipation and the most excruciating hemorrhoids ive ever experienced! (Sorry if tmi) I seem to have had a lot of time off work, (week here for sciatic, week there for chest infection, half day here and there for diabetes clinics and a day today to go docs for hemorroids which I'm dreading!) I didn't want to do that as I love my job and colleagues and want to leave everything in good order before I go on mat leave. But truth is, I'm counting down the days now as I'm feeling so fed up. I have been very teary today.

I hope ur on the mend soon and feeling better. When I had my chest infection I found steaming worked really well, especially if I put a teaspoon of Vicks in the water! Really helped if I did it just before bed, cleared the airways and helped me get off to sleep more easily.

Good luck and hang in there! It will all be worth it xx

iamreginaphalange Tue 18-Apr-17 10:54:32

Oh ladies wish I could give you all a massive HUGSIE right now. But I will send you a virtual one 🤗 🤗 🤗 x

TeaTeaTea Tue 18-Apr-17 12:54:46

Aww you know, I really don't like to whinge but glad I did this morning, Thank you ladies, massive virtual hugs back. Am starting to feel less alone and self-pitying. I normally just woman-up and get on with things but it can get psychologically wearing after a while.

I know we're so lucky to be able to have children and it's a blessing but it is one of the hardest times for a woman so venting really is needed.

Will try some of the tips suggested.

Speedy recoveries and happy health & pregnancies to you all brewcake x

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