I was suppose to have my 1st OB appt yesterday & was so excited!!! But, DD was diagnosed with influenza A on Monday and then I came down with the exact same symptoms. My OB said it wasn't worth testing me & assumed I have the same thing Both of us were immunized so it's a real bummer that we still got it. They started DD on tamiflu & DS as well to prevent it. But my OB recommended I not take it. She just said keep your temp under 101, rest & keep drinking fluids.
Well, I couldn't keep my temp down yesterday with Tylenol So she told me to take a few doses of ibuprofen along with the tylenol. That made me nervous, but it did the trick. I'm watching my temp today & trying to go without the ibuprofen. She also said I could use some robitussin.
I've never had influenza before but it really sucks!!! My throat & lungs hurt so bad when I cough
Needless to say, she didn't want me coming in for my appt yesterday, so it go rescheduled to next week. So, now I wait one more week to hear baby's heartbeat!!
I'm so ready for this winter to be done (can I whine??) - on top of the pregnancy nausea, I had a sinus infection, then stomach flu, now influenza - that's enough right?? I just want to be healthy again!!!!
Oh Dawn, I am sorry you have been so sick! I hope you feel better soon! I have only had a cold so far but Feb is usually our month for the worst stuff.
My son had the flu last spring and Tamiflu worked wonders. I normally give minimal meds to my kids but he was just feeling awful. I think the tamiflu saved the rest of us from getting it too.
I read that ibuprofen is only dangerous during the 3 rd trimester because of the risk of bleeding. However, I don't blame you for not wanting to put a bunch of drugs in your body with baby. Feel better soon!!
dh Andy of 11 wonderful years
ds Theodore is 7 (Nov '05) 4lbs 10 oz, 18.5 inches @ 37 weeks
ds Zachariah is 5 (Jan '08 ) 5lbs 4 oz, 19 inches @ 38.5 weeks
dd Annabeth (Aug 2 '13) 7 lbs 5 oz, 19.75 inches @39.5 weeks