Flu-like symptoms without fever in third trimester? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 07-26-2012, 05:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
ZoeStarshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

*Don't worry, I'm not coming on here expecting Dr. Internet to fix my troubles or anything, but I don't want to bug my midwives after hours unless it's an emergency, which I don't think this is. I will be calling tomorrow when I wake up.*

 

So I woke up today at 2:40 in the afternoon which isn't extraordinarily late (DH works 7 pm - 6 am M-F, so on weekdays, I'm often up until 3-4, or later if I get all needy and want to cuddle when he gets home before I go to bed), but it is late for me, since we're usually up no later than 12:30 or 1. The weird part is, I remember waking up several times in the night, uncomfortable, but what woke me up this time wasn't the fact that I'd slept over nine hours, but that I had this horrible cramping in my uterus and back. It was accompanied by uncomfortable contractions, yes, but I've been having them off and on since I hit 36 weeks so this wasn't too unusual - it was more of an achy feeling than what I associate with labor. When I tried to curl up on my side, I felt muscle pain all across my midsection. It hurt when DH kept trying to put his damn hand on my stomach (which is how he sleeps, one arm wrapped around my tummy like I'm a teddy bear).

 

I did go out today briefly to drop off some library books and pick up some being held for me, but I've been hobbling along, exhausted and achy and feeling so weak when I stand. I also had to force myself to eat about an hour ago -  I hadn't felt hungry all morning. Basically, it feels like it does when I get a cold or flu: head hurting, back aching, headache,  muscle pain all over, weakness, sleepiness...I feel kind of cold and just want to stay snuggled up in bed. I had DH check my forehead and he says I feel fine and I don't feel warm to my own hand, either.

 

I'm 38 weeks tomorrow - anybody else feel like this in late third trimester? I don't -remember- this from any of the pregnancy books, but I know we're all different.

ZoeStarshine is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 07-26-2012, 06:02 PM
 
pammysue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mountains of S. California
Posts: 1,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I think you should call your midwife before tomorrow. It seems like you are pretty uncomfortable and it would be better to be checked out to make sure you are not in labor.

 

Beyond that, take a warm bath, drink as much water as you can (sometimes I add ice or a little bit of juice to help it go down better) and put your feet up-literally-or lay on your left side and rest for as long as you can. Your symptoms could also be caused by dehydration so water or an electrolyte drink could help you feel better.   


Pamstillheart.gif Cliffguitar.gif Malachi 5/08 bouncy.gif   Judah 5/10 jog.gif  Eden 8/12 babygirl.gif Asher 8/12 babyboy.gif

 
 You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~CS Lewis

pammysue is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off