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Virus / flu  
29th-Jun-2012 12:50 pm [aches and pains, flu, trimester - third]
My family have been visiting a dying friend in hospital for the past 4 weeks and brought some kind of virus with them
that I now have as well (so much for staying away from places like that when people bring it to you on a plate). 

The first night I felt so bad I thought I was going into pre-term labour and nearly called my midwife. 
Last night I spend all night in hospital with my mum who was brought in because of this stupid virus 
and now I've been throwing up, sore throat, shaky etc as well. The lower back pain has gone but I keep getting little stabs 
in my uterus area, a little more lower then that. It's not consistent but I was just wondering if something like this
will go over by itself if i keep myself hydrated and nourished and just take plenty of rest? 

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Comments 
29th-Jun-2012 02:01 pm (UTC)

It probably depends what kind of virus it is - could they give your mum any ideas? I'd say keep hydrated, eat lots of fruit, sleep as much as possible and see how you feel in 12 hours or so, if you feel slightly better that's a good sign you can fight this with rest. It's always best to get checked or have a second opinion if it really bad though, especially if you feel extra pains around the baby.

29th-Jun-2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
They think it's a stomach virus, a throat infection or a mixture of both. (I can't say I find them helpful over here)

Think I'll stick to the 12 hour thing unless it becomes really bad. At least me being ill has made the bub move like
a salsa dancer in there, much to the amusement of other patients and nurses.

Thanks!
29th-Jun-2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
Stay hydrated and nourished. You can take antiemetics, but you should consult your midwife. If you can't stay hydrated, you may need IV fluids.
29th-Jun-2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'll keep an eye on hydration and give it another night, see how it goes.

Thank you :)
30th-Jun-2012 01:15 am (UTC)
I hope you're feeling better soon. I'm on day 2 of a killer sore throat that is thankfully FINALLY starting to die down and am totally congested. So much for sleeping when you wake up unable to breathe, right? I'd love to know who gave me this awful head cold (feels like it's stuffed full of cotton or something). Chances are good it was my husband, since his immune system is like Teflon. I've been downing water like crazy, mainly to soothe the throat, but also to keep hydrated. Hang in there!
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