Would you bother ringing NHS direct as the NHS swine flu symptom checker seems to be advising me to do?
I don't have a temperature, I just have a normal cold with runny nose, slight chest pains and a bit of a headache. Really not that bad at all. I don't want to clog the system up for people who are really sick, and I'm sure all they'll tell me is 'Yes, you probably haven't got swine flu though there's a small chance it might be but even if you have you are clearly having it mildly.' It's purely because I'm pg that it's telling me to ring up, I feel.
I am not going out much anyway atm because I'm working from home.
Would you normally call the doctor over a runny nose in pregnancy? Obviously if you get a high fever it might be worth calling them, but even then I probably wouldn't unless I felt truly dreadful. Most people's bodies (pregnant or not) are going to be perfectly caable of fighting off this flu unassisted.
I'm glad you agree with me MrsHappy. No, I absolutely would not call the doc over a slight cold in pregnancy! Even if they were to offer me Relenza I wouldn't want it because I do seem to be fighting it off perfectly fine without. I don't know, they set up these online tools to be better-safe-than-sorry to a ridiculous degree and then complain about resources being overstretched by the 'worried well'
I have a streaming cold too (32+6). I've decided not to panic or ring anyone unless my temp goes above 38. It's staying put at 37 atm so I'm sticking with lying on the sofa and moaning occasionally about how shit I feel [manflu]
I seem to remember you've been on the Hyperemesis threads - how are you now with that? Being slightly ill seems to have triggered mine off again, but hard to say if the sickness is part of the bug or is HG.
I'm still feeling sick most of the time but not horrendously so except when I do too much, tried to stop taking Cyclizine the other day but couldn't keep food down without it. Mainly just hugely resentful about the fact that I still feel sick at 28 weeks! But otherwise not so bad How bad is yours these days?
This seems to be very sensible advice - unlike the panic from the media.
I'm 15+2 and have a vile sore throat and blocked/runny nose (it alternates) no fever. I'm not feeling too bad - just cold like but all this worry from the news and well meaning relatives isn't helping.