Have been ill for three days now. Thought I was having a reaction to Fybogel but after this long it cannot possibly be.
Have felt sick, unable to eat or drink, awful backache, raging heartburn when I do forcw myself to eat or drink, not sleeping. Saw the out of hours doctor yesterday, he found a bit of sugar in urine (normal for me), blood sugar was fine. Ketones in urine suggesting body is going into starvation mode. Thought it may be virus. Sent me away with anti-nausea pills which I feel really unhappy about taking.
However, today I've taken a turn for the worse, actually vomiting now. Worried that there is a) something seriously wrong and b) this lack of food is going to do harm to my baby.
Should I call midwife? Should I take the anti-nausea pills or just try and wait until the virus passes through my system? Or should I panic and go to A&E?
Hi...If it were me I would probs go to A & E, just so that I can be seen and my mind put at rest. I wouldn't panic though, it probably is a virus and I'm sure the baby will be fine, as severe vomiting sometimes happens during pregnancy and all turns out ok.
Take the pills. If you go to A+E - they'll just want to give you some of the same stuff. At 29 weeks, baby IS affected by severe dehydration, I think lulumama's advice is better for the first trimester. If you need to go in to have the antisickness stuff in hopsital and be reassured - then go. But if you are ketotic, you need treating.
ButIForgetMyself Sure all is okay seeing as you have been checked over by a Dr but with the symptoms you have suggested I would ask to be checked over again as 'heartburn' and vomiting is a sign of pre-eclampsia.
Other symptoms include shoulder pain, dark urine, headache and flashing lights/blurry vision, reduced baby movements. HOWEVER you don't necesarrily have all these syptoms, I only had one or two syptoms when I had severe preeclampsia at 31+6 weeks last December.
Preeclampsia can come on really quickly with devastating effects so always best to get checked out.
Hope I've nto worried you but didn't want to mention this just inc ase. Hope everything is ookay though xx
The Primecare doctor had taken my BP, urine sample etc and they were fine (apart from a bit of sugar & ketones in the wee).
Anyway, I was still throwing up yesterday morning and went back to the doctor, did BP again and checked other stuff but they still think it's a stomach virus.
Managed to hold onto lunch and dinner yesterday, so feeling a bit better today, going to take today to rest and rehydrate (INCREDIBLY thirsty) and head back to work tomorrow, I think. I start maternity leave three weeks on Friday anyway.
After another heavy nausea session I went to the local maternity day unit at lunchtime and spent 4 hours on a saline drip after showing +++ for ketones. After the drip I was still showing ++ but they've let me come home promising them that I will drink loads of water and eat loads of food (now that they've injected me with anti-sickness stuff and I remember what it's like to have a appetite).