Wondering if anyone has been in the same position?
I'm 18 weeks and last night experienced hours worth of projectile vomiting, followed by chills and shakes, a temp of 38.5 and aches and pains (mainly backache, headache and neck ache).
Today these symptoms have eased but I cannot shake the worry of being exposed to Listeria (or perhaps salmonella). Whilst I haven't eaten any very high risk foods, I've still had some things that aren't perfectly OK (unwashed salads at dinners parties, salads with feta/goats cheese in it where I couldn't be certain if it was pasteurised, runny egg).
I can't find any information on how long the symptoms usually last for, but do know the incubation period is up to 90 days so I will be worrying about this until my baby is born.
I called my ob's office this morning for some reassurance. He is away unfortunately and his secretary simply said not to worry about it, sounds like a tummy bug or virus and drink lots of fluids etc etc.
So I'm contemplating going to my GP
and insisting on being tested. I know listeriosis is uncommon in Australia but that doesn't make me feel any better. The consequences on Bub are horrible.
Does anyone have any experience with actually getting tested? I'm sensing dr's are pretty reluctant to do so...