Flu And Pregnancy

4 Replies
Jessie - October 20

im almost 34 weeks and i started to feel sick yesterday..just a runny nose and i woke up this morning with the aching body and stufy head and burning eyes and sore throat and just feeling c__py like i have strep throat or the flu..should i go to my regular doctor and get some medicine or should i try to sleep it off or should i just go to my OB?

 

Swtpea - October 20

Prolly call your OB. I am 29wks and have had the flu plus a sinus infection (I think or just extreme cold on top of other flu symptoms).... , doctor told me to take tylenol for pain and drink lots of fluids... and rest, I'm feeling a lot better, but if sinus pressure doesnt go away she said they may need to figure out an antibiotic. ? Sorry to hear you're sick , its a tough season. They gave me the flu shot, so I'm hoping my next couple months go a little more sane.

 

Michelle - October 20

I had the flu with my first pregnancy and there was nothing they could do. All I could take was Tylenol to keep the fever down and drink lots of fluids. Talk about feeling like c___p! Its a bummer, just stick with that and stay and rest. Hope you feel better.

 

Jessie - October 20

Thank you for the advice! maybe i should get the flu shot....im not supposed to take tylonol because it can interfere with the Iron that im taking so i guess i just have to suffer and drink lots a fluids....thanks again :)

 

saas - October 20

I have had 2 colds and a 24 hour flu bug since becoming pregnant. It has royally sucked for me. I usually don't get sick. I guess my immune system really changed once i became pregnant. ask for the flu shot when you get better. My dr. just gave me the flu shot last week. I am almost 36 weeks. Hopefully that will help.

 

ADD A COMMENT:


You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!


Already a member?
Please login below.





Forgot your password?
Need Help?