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    Default Guardia in early pregnancy

    So we found out on the weekend that my DD has not one, but TWO parasites, so she's started on anti bionics for 7-10 days.

    Pretty sure I have at least one of them, Giardia, and was wondering if anyone has either had Giardia in early pregnancy and/or taken antibiotics in early pregnancy. I am 7w5d. Really not sure how long I can put up with these symptoms for, its horrible - destained stomach, gas and watery foul smelling diarrhea (TMI). Its embarrassing trying to go to the toilet at work 'quietly' because of the gas and the diarrhea.... lol

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    Default Guardia in early pregnancy

    I wasn't pregnant when I had Giardia, but tbh I stayed home. It was way too difficult & embarrassing to have to go to the loo every 15 mins, not to mention commuting to/from work was virtually impossible.

    Have you got the antibiotics for yourself yet,? I would think that dehydration would be a major issue actually. What does the Dr say?

    How old is your daughter? Hope she's ok too.

    I think I had cryptosporidium in tandem with the Giardia (it was a while ago) but will never forget how it made me feel.

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    A friend of mine got Giardia from a rainwater tank when pregnant. She took a course of Metronidazole (safe in pregnancy) to clear it up. No further issues with the bug or the baby.
    Get yourself off to the GP ASAP the last thing you need when pregnant in summer is dehydration from diarrhoea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    I wasn't pregnant when I had Giardia, but tbh I stayed home. It was way too difficult & embarrassing to have to go to the loo every 15 mins, not to mention commuting to/from work was virtually impossible.

    Have you got the antibiotics for yourself yet,? I would think that dehydration would be a major issue actually. What does the Dr say?

    How old is your daughter? Hope she's ok too.

    I think I had cryptosporidium in tandem with the Giardia (it was a while ago) but will never forget how it made me feel.
    Thats the thing, its hit and miss with 'episodes ' lol.
    Ive had my sample done now so need to wait for GP to get results. In the meantime ive been trying to drink hydralyre and water to keep hydrated.

    DD is 2, poor thing has an irritated bottom from all the diarrhea.

    Yup ive had crypto too - was in hospital for a week with it 😣

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    A friend of mine got Giardia from a rainwater tank when pregnant. She took a course of Metronidazole (safe in pregnancy) to clear it up. No further issues with the bug or the baby.
    Get yourself off to the GP ASAP the last thing you need when pregnant in summer is dehydration from diarrhoea.
    Thanks, that makes me feel better 😆


 

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