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
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26-10-2013 17:35 #1
Glandular fever & preg!
26-10-2013 18:22 #2
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.
26-10-2013 18:28 #3
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
26-10-2013 18:31 #4
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.
26-10-2013 18:36 #5
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.
26-10-2013 19:34 #6
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.
26-10-2013 20:23 #7
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'
26-10-2013 20:51 #8
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.
26-10-2013 21:14 #9
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 :-(
28-10-2013 01:13 #10
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
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