I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing the symptoms mentioned in the subject line? I am due sometime mid-november and so far, the pregnancy has been okay. I did have a UTI, which I'm unsure I got rid of, but have been having a spoonful of vinegar in cranberry juice regularly to try and manage it. The first lot of antibiotics didn't work and so I got a shot in the backside. I haven't seen the doctor since (I'm scheduled to go back this Wednesday).
On Friday, I was about an hour off finishing work when I experienced terrible cramping and it took ages for me to be able to have a movement, but a few hours later, it was a flood (sorry if this is TMI).
I've googled my symptoms and they suggest giardia. I do drink tap water (because I refuse to pay for tap water in a bottle shipped from another state), but have also been drinking water out of a purification system lately at work and I understand that sometimes these machines can harbor giardia cysts.
I went swimming in the lake two weeks ago and that was okay, but this past weekend, I went swimming again. We were approached by some guy from Army Corps of Engineers advising us to get out of the water due to red blue algae blooms reaching toxic levels. I checked online and found they had only had confirmation the day before that the algae had become a problem. It's possible, I guess, that I was exposed to it earlier.
But it's also possible, this is none of those things? I just know it's not normal for me to have diarrhea and sulfur burps (even though not quite as bad as sulfur, it's the best example I can offer) are an indicator something isn't right.
I've only been drinking milk in quantities I have since being pregnant. Could it be intolerance?
I got some powerade to help with maintaining electrolytes until I can see my doctor on Wedneday. I may see a nurse tomorrow. I don't have health insurance, so just trying to be sensible and maintain hydration and salt.
Baby seems fine. She is kicking and it's starting to become stronger and more noticeable (definitely not gas!), so I'm not worried about baby, as long as I keep the fluids up.