Sick...help!

Sarah - posted on 06/14/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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The last week I have felt so sick. Mostly lethargic, and sick to my stomach. My doctor called in some medication for me and I took some yesterday.

We had gone to an amusement park(don't worry I didn't ride anything)my back hurt so bad and my legs just ached. As soon as we walked in the door I started vomiting. And haven't stopped. I am trying to drink a lot, and rest, but last night was one of the longest in my life. Every hour I had to get up to go to the bathroom and then puke.I had a fever until about 6 this morning. I am congested and my throat hurts. My back still hurts so badly. I am only 8 weeks pregnant, and I am so worried that something is wrong....Please help

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Carlie - posted on 06/14/2009

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drink lots of flat lemonade that wiull keep your fluids up and u should be able to keep it down....just drink it very slowly, sip by sip

Stacey - posted on 06/14/2009

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I would call my Ob or primary and seek further assesment! Not to question what you should do!

Denise - posted on 06/14/2009

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It takes about 24 hours for an antibiotic to start working. So if the doctor gave you something already, has it had a chance to work?

Lydia - posted on 06/14/2009

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If you are concerned then definately go to the doctor! It may be nothing other than morning sickness but even so its always better to be safe than sorry!

Erinn - posted on 06/14/2009

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I wish I had some words of wisdom, but all I can say is I also felt MISERABLE during both pregnancies and both kids ended up being fine, I just felt horrible for almost my whole pregnancies... i'm sooo glad I ended up getting my tubes tied after our daughter was born... don't get me wrong I LOVE my son and daughter more than life, but if I had to go through another pregnancy I don't think my body could handle it!! Just hang in there and if you keep feeling worse go see your doc and explain everything to him/her... I'm afraid that's all the advice I have for you... GOOD LUCK!!!

Tara - posted on 06/14/2009

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Hi Sarah, I'm so sorry you are feeling so miserable. If your fever has gone down, that's a good sign, but the backache and continued vomiting are a worry because of dehydration and exhaustion (because you ache so much). Since you are also congested and have a sore throat it sounds as though you may have caught a serious cold or flu. If you are really worried because you are so early in the pregnancy I would definitely talk to your doctor or go into the emergency room in your area (I always vote with better safe than sorry, especially when pregnant). There are a lot of medications that you can get for vomiting/pain that will not harm the baby. I was super sick like this with my first baby and it turned out that it was just a major cold, but because I was pregnant, the symptoms hit me really hard. Other than seeing your doctor/emergency room, try to rest if you can, and try to get lots of fluids into yourself. Hope you start feeling better soon.

Hayley - posted on 06/14/2009

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if you are still felling like this then i myself would go to the hospital or back to a doctor (best be a different one to the one you have already seen)

better to be safe then sorry as they say

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