So I've never been this pregnant before and wasn't totally sure what to expect but I'm starting to think that my misery over the past week or so might be more than just pregnancy related and I'm looking for some confirmation/experience from others.
I have been pretty wiped lately, but in a really serious way where no matter how much sleep I get, I'm still tired. I don't have a fever whenever I check, but if I walk even down town by a couple blocks I get really feverish, chilled, weak, and somewhat nauseated. Just above my lower back has been increasingly sore over the past week, but it's not muscle pain - it's more like someone is taking my kidneys and squeezing them all the time.
I do have a long history of having kidney infections with unusual or no symptoms which makes me nervous about the back thing, but I went to the doctor on Wednesday (Oct 24) afternoon and my urine test was negative for infection. It has happened before where I had one of those tests and it came back negative but when I went back a week later it came back extremely positive for a kidney infection, so it's not necessarily ruled out.
I didn't go to work on Thursday or Friday last week and when I tried to go to work this morning I had this terrifying moment where it felt like all of the life suddenly drained out of me while I was typing at my desk. My hands started trembling, I was struggling to catch my breath, I was nauseated, and I literally didn't have the energy to sit down anymore so I had to slump onto the floor in my office and lay still for a good 15 minutes waiting for it to pass.
I have an appointment to see the doctor tomorrow morning but if my urine test comes back negative again, I'm at a loss about what this could be, so I'm wondering if any of this might sound familiar to anyone so I can nudge her in a direction. For the record, baby seems fine and has been kicking and squirming away consistently while all of this has been happening (thank god).