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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 07:45 AM   1
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Fed up with being poorly, health anxiety....


Hi,

So, this is my first post here in absolutely ages. I first joined in 2011 as I was pregnant with my first and was fairly regular here then.....

Now, I have a beautiful 6 year old and am 17 weeks with my second. This time around it is totally different and I have been so poorly since 7 weeks

I have had 2 lots of antibiotics for suspected urinary infections, an ongoing low grade fever and cold/flu continuously.

I am now in week two of another horrible cold. I am coughing a lot, congested, headachey, got a bit of temp and have been on antibiotics for 6 days.

To add more issues, I have severe health anxiety so I am convinced I am going to end up in hospital seriously ill and die. So I am crying all the time. I have tried meds in the past but did not agree with me and I am starting CBT. But it is taking over my thoughts 24/7...

Then to add even more worry, I have been told I have a 1:150 chance of Downs, so opted for a NIPT test and am awaiting the results. I am 35.

Anyone else relate? I just feel so bad



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 14:37 PM   2
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ME!!!! Oh my goodness.. since I found out at 5 weeks, Iíve been constantly poorly, colds/flu.. laryngitis, terrible congestion, sinus pain, headaches.. this is everyday with out break..

Iíve spend most of today in bed, with a suspected chest infection and barking cough! Itís one thing after another.. I feel very sorry for myself, and the kids! That I can barely look after as I feel so run down.

But thereís like nothing you can take is there?? Only paracetamol in moderation..

Iíve honestly never been this poorly for so long. I know our immune system is lowered but give me break..

So I feel ya sister!! Hang in there we canít be ill forever.. right? 😂



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 07:36 AM   3
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i so get this. morning sickness, heartburn, uti, headaches, body aches, diarreah, constant vomiting, lung infection, sore throat. i'm so fucking tired and might have cholestasis. i'm so over it all. and i move in two days!!!!



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 11:14 AM   4
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Sorry to hear you guys are feeling it too....at least I am not alone!

I got the results today and I am now low risk for Downs etc. and I also found out we are having a girl!

I have taken the last antibiotic today but I am still coughig and crackling. Midwives have said to see how I am over the weekend and go back to Drs on Monday if no better....but now I have started with a belly ache and diarrhoea

Just feeling so down about it all. I just want to enjoy being pregnant!



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 15:45 PM   5
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congrats on your girl!!!! hoping you feel better soon



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2017, 08:10 AM   6
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I'm poorly too and it suuuucks!
I want to enjoy the Christmas with my dd as it'll change next year but I'm just feeling too bleh. Hopefully it gives us all a break soon!



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2017, 23:33 PM   7
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Feel better soon! I also have health anxiety and it SUCKS. I also came back 'high risk' for downs on my first trimester screen, 1/227, so I also did the NIPT and it came back normal, and I'm also having a girl!

It was so terrible waiting for results. Now I'm worried about my low Papp-A.....
When is your due date?



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2017, 12:37 PM   8
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i now have pneumonia and another UTI. lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2017, 03:59 AM   9
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Hi again!

Allie84 - fab news! I am 18 weeks today and due in May (15th). I have no idea what the Papp-A is? I am in the UK, is it something they do here?

amotherslove - Oh no! That is awful I hope you recover quickly. One thing after another

I am currently freaking out about my heart rate - it was 137 when I went to the drs yesterday!! The dr said it was all due to my anxiety. Unfortunatley I dont believe him and think I am on the verge of a heart attack or horrible infection. I am getting to the point of this being unbearable, but dont want to take medication. I have tried therapy but seems to make me worse. I tried hypnotherapy yesterday and although it helped a bit, all that work was undone once I went to the drs!!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2017, 11:17 AM   10
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Hi again!

Allie84 - fab news! I am 18 weeks today and due in May (15th). I have no idea what the Papp-A is? I am in the UK, is it something they do here?

amotherslove - Oh no! That is awful I hope you recover quickly. One thing after another

I am currently freaking out about my heart rate - it was 137 when I went to the drs yesterday!! The dr said it was all due to my anxiety. Unfortunatley I dont believe him and think I am on the verge of a heart attack or horrible infection. I am getting to the point of this being unbearable, but dont want to take medication. I have tried therapy but seems to make me worse. I tried hypnotherapy yesterday and although it helped a bit, all that work was undone once I went to the drs!!
It's just one of the blood markers on the first trimester screen her in the US. Maybe they don't test it in the UK! Mine was just really low.

Awww, I am sure it was anxiety that upped your heart rate. Mine is always higher at doctor's appointments! If it were something to do with your heart or an infection, your blood pressure would have been really high as well.

I do take anxiety medication.....I'm telling you, it makes a world of difference. For many years I refused to take it and I'm glad I finally accepted I need it. I'm not saying you do, but there are many safe in pregnancy. I am on one (Klonopin) that is a Category D and I worry about that but since my panic is so bad without it, I am going to take it until third tri.

Anyways, hope you are feeling better!



 
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