Feeling ill after traumatic miscarriage
Fergiepup22 · 05/04/2018 22:21
Hi everyone, this is my first ever post, I’ve just joined specifically to see if anyone can help at all! I just had a miscarriage on Monday - i found it very traumatic as I was passing a lot of large clots and bleeding very heavily. Anyway I ended up at the hospital and the sac had got stuck so the doctor removed it then and there (very gory). My first miscarriage was very much like a heavy period despite it probably being at a similar stage. (I had one miscarriage, a healthy pregnancy and now 2.5 year old, followed by this missed miscarriage at 12 weeks measuring 6 weeks).
Anyway I have been feeling very feverish, tired, SO COLD unable to stop shivering, tired, dizzy, sick etc. I have been to the hospital to check for infection and nope - I’m fine ?!. Has anyone else felt like this after a miscarriage? I just want to move on with my life but can’t even get out of bed. I feel so guilty for leaving my husband to look after our daughter 24/7. Please tell me it will pass soon?! Xxx
wonderstuff · 05/04/2018 22:30
Sounds like you’re not well, I’d go back to your doctor. Is it possible you’ve got a virus rather than an infection? I’ve had a missed miscarriage at similar dates, emotionally it took many months for me to process, but physically I was fine. I did get flu shortly after and that knocked me for six for a few weeks and then I picked up another virus, I’m rarely ill, but it felt like my emotional state made my immune system weak - or it may have just been rotten luck. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Don’t beat yourself up.
Freetodowhatiwant · 05/04/2018 22:35
Sorry for your loss. Ive had 5 miscarriages and never felt those symptoms specially afterwards. I’m not medically qualified but those symptoms sound like an infection to me. Of course you might have a virus and the timing is coincidence but I would ask if I could be seen again just in case.
Fergiepup22 · 05/04/2018 22:39
Thank you ladies for getting back to me so quickly. I was wondering if it was the shock catching up with me but I seem to be getting worse rather than better. Maybe a trip to my GP tomorrow is necessary 🙄 thank you both xxx
KnitKitty · 06/04/2018 21:48
So sorry for your loss.
Did you see your GP today?
If they've tested for infection and you're clear maybe you have a virus or the flu? Might be worth a double check for infection though.
Kathryn1233 · 06/04/2018 22:56
This happened to me after my miscarriage and ended up with sepsis. It presents itself with flu like symptoms, that's what I mistook it for and eventually ended up hospitalised. Hope this helps. You know your own body and if something doesn't quite feel right be persistent. Sorry for your loss.
Fergiepup22 · 07/04/2018 15:17
Thanks everyone for your replies! I got worse again so back to the out of hours doctor today and I have a bad case of tonsillitis!! So am on penicillin. Was just a coincidence that it followed my miscarriage - or maybe it was the blood loss/shock that lowered my immune system.
Hopefully this is the end now and I can move forward and start feeling better! Xx
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