Hi! Well..... let me start by saying that this pregnancy follows a miscarriage that I had in April. I never did get a normal cycle but found out 3 days ago that I am pregnant. I had Hcg levels drawn yesterday at approx. 16dpo and they were 142 - higher than last months! But, today, I woke up at 03:00am feeling nausea for about 2 hours.... then, fell back to sleep for a short while, but then woke at 06:00am to take dh to work. While I was up, I experienced nausea again and vomitted a large amount. I chalked it up to my first pregnancy symptom. But...... then, I've been in bed all day today with low back pain, and very achy hips joints (that usually happens to me when I get a flu, strep throat, or a virus. I have been unable to eat all day........ NO appetite. I tried to force a half of a piece of toast down. So....... due to my uncomfortable back and joints, I decided to check my temp - it was 99.0 and I took 1 tylenol because after 8 hours of writhing around in bed, I couldn't take it anymore. Plus, I was afraid it would get to high and that might be bad for the baby. So....... an hour and a half later, I took it again and it was 99.8. I don't really have any other symptoms - no sore throat, no cough, etc........ I'm paranoid about losing this baby. Especially since I didn't get my period between miscarriages. But....... I really felt AMAZINGLY good these past few weeks. I spoke with my midwife and she will check in on me tomorrow. In the meantime, I have finally started feeling better enough to drink fluids so I am trying to take in some Emergency C. The only symptom I had was vomitting once and more frequent BMs today (sorry if TMI, I'm a nurse). Being that I am a nurse in the ER and I just worked 3 12-hour shifts in a row over the weekend, it is feasible that I picked something up there. I will go to see my midwife on Monday for another Hcg level. Maybe, I'll have her do a urine test too. Maybe its a UTI! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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5/12/04 at 8:10pm