+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,339
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked
    2,199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Glandular fever & preg!

    I just got confirmation of glandular fever and I'm 20 weeks.

    I have a 6 month old dd and I feel like I'm dying (no exaggeration) everyday I'm crying because I'm so tired

    Today the sore throat, aches pains started. I can barely swallow.

    I'm looking for people who have been through this. Thanks x

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    2,287
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked
    936
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I've had GF but was not pregnant at the time. I think it was the worst 6 weeks of my life. Hope it doesn't get too bad for you.I hope you've got someone to help you cause I can't see how you will do it on your own with a 6 month old.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,339
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked
    2,199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I'm in tears.

    I thought it was just my iron my 'friend' had it then exposed us all!! Saying she wasn't infectious but I just read you can be infectious for a year!!! Omg

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    487
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked
    266
    Reviews
    0
    I just wanted to give you hugs . I really feel for you - I have had GF (not while pregnant) and it was one of the sickest I ever remember being. Do you have someone who could look after your 6 month old for you for a couple of days?? I would suggest you go into the hospital if you feel you need to or if you are becoming dehydrated. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,650
    Thanks
    15,094
    Thanked
    11,260
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    HUGS x Million

    I had it plus Ross river fever when I was pregnant with ds3. I honestly just slept whole days away. I wish I had some magical cure for you. Rest as much as you can.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    2,287
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked
    936
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Can your DH/DP get some time off for a couple of weeks to care for you and bub? Or another family member come and stay? I had to move home to my mum's place when I had it as I couldn't even lift my head off the pillow at times. There are a lot of variations from mild to severe, some people don't even realize they have it. Lets hope you only get a mild dose. I wish I could come and help you myself. As PP have said don't hesitate to go to the hospital if it gets too bad, you need to look after yourself.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,339
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked
    2,199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My mum isn't very 'helpful' she's a very self consumable person if that's the right words to use. And she had her appendix out not long ago so picking my dd up all the time is hard for her :/ ahhh.

    I'm going to call my OBs rooms in morning. My neck is so sore I haven't had appetite all day (and I'm very large and big eater lol)

    I'm trying drink as much water as possible. What did all of you do to recover? Apart from 'rest'

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    2,287
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked
    936
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    The only thing I remember having was fruit ice blocks (frosty fruits or home made). The cold helps numb the sore throat and because it goes down slowly it's more likely to stay down.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    487
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked
    266
    Reviews
    0
    Oh gosh - I was the same as WiseOldOwl and had to go back and stay with my mum. She had to help me shower and everything it was mortifying! If you don't have any help - just bring your matress out or some pillows and rest on the floor while your DD plays around you and make use of ABC 4 kids. Take whatever painkillers you are allowed to take while pregnant and drink as much water as you can tolerate. It's like torture when you are that sick, pregnant and have to look after a baby, but it will pass. I wish I could help more :-(

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    on a sandy beach!
    Posts
    6,339
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked
    2,199
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I tried making soup and some bulk meals. Fail! Brain isn't there. I rang my mum for help and she said once her friend goes back home (she's here from Melb) errr thanks!! I feel like poop I rang at 2am even!!!!

    I feel fine during day but come night like a bus has hit me


 

Similar Threads

  1. Glandular Fever - any advice?
    By jude15 in forum General Health
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-10-2013, 17:13
  2. Hypoplasia/ IGT (insufficient glandular tissue)
    By PinkPopsicle in forum Mixed Breast & Bottle Feeding Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-04-2013, 10:16
  3. Glandular fever questions.
    By Mom2TwoDSs in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21-11-2012, 10:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Softmats
Softmats specialises in safe, non-toxic, and durable play mats. The international Premium Dwinguler™ Play Mats and Premium Bubba Mat™ range of floor spaces are the best quality in the world.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!