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Am I being ridiculous?

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OnNaturesCourse · 05/05/2017 07:56

So on Wednesday I had to leave work 3 hours early as I felt horribly sick and was constantly fighting the gagging sensation, I had it all day and it exhausted me. I was sick a few times quite violently.

I felt just as bad when I woke yesterday so called in sick. The feeling eased just before dinner bit came stomping back right after and brought a horrible headache along. Again I was violently sick yesterday.

Today I'm exhausted and my head is still buzzing plus I've got horrid pains in my stomach along with ligament pain. Again I've been sick but just a little and not violently. I'm seriously considering calling in sick again but I feel like I'm being ridiculous... It's "just" pregnancy, right?

Source of my worries come from the fact the pre pregnancy I was off for around 30 working days with reoccurring UTIs and kidney trouble so I'm already facing action at work.

Being sick knocks me for 6, especially when it's projectile 😟

I feel guilty for being sick?!

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SarahOoo · 05/05/2017 08:08

It could be a few things, including a bug. Definately get checked out due to the stomach pains part.

OnNaturesCourse · 05/05/2017 08:14

I'm definitely getting checked if it, continues but it's work that is my concern at present. My GP just keeps sending me off with anti sickness tablets anyway xx

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haveacupoftea · 05/05/2017 09:01

Pregnancy sickness doesn't count the same as sickness so shouldn't affect the outcome of your previous sick period. Having said that I doubt there's a pregnant woman here who hasn't been through the first trimester without stopping for regular breaks to be sick. But if you're too sick you're too sick and there's nothing you or your employer can do about it!

OnNaturesCourse · 05/05/2017 09:16

It's the projectile sick I can't deal with. It's ripping my throat and nose to bits, I've hurt my neck muscles with it too. It's horrid.

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OnNaturesCourse · 05/05/2017 09:16

It's the projectile sick I can't deal with. It's ripping my throat and nose to bits, I've hurt my neck muscles with it too. It's horrid.

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SarahOoo · 05/05/2017 09:58

I had similar sickness so feel your pain! I'd wet myself from the force of being sick, pregnancy strips you of all dignity and birth and post birth it doesn't get any better!

OnNaturesCourse · 05/05/2017 11:06

Oh I know, more things to look forward to!

I'm still in bed, bucket on floor.

Happy Friday

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Scroobius · 05/05/2017 11:11

If you weren't pregnant and had those symptoms would you go to work? If not then it really doesn't matter whether you're pregnant or not, you're ill enough to be off work. I'll never understand this "pregnant not ill" nonsense. Sometimes pregnant women get ill, a lot of the time the illness is because they are pregnant. It's still illness.

RolandRat · 05/05/2017 11:19

I had similar symptoms in my last pregnancy (severe sickness, headache etc) which after a week of suffering turned out to be a UTI (I had no "classic" UTI symptoms though), so don't be too quick to write it off as "just pregnancy"

Sparklyuggs · 05/05/2017 11:29

You don't sound well enough to work. The pregnancy isn't an illness thing is rude IMO, it can make some women feel awful. Rest up and get better soon Flowers

OnNaturesCourse · 05/05/2017 11:31

Thank you.

I've just recovered from a UTI (I get them all the flipping time!) so my body just isn't catching a break.

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