Sunday, April 17, 2011

Strep throat

Ugh, I thought I could go a whole 9 months without getting sick.

I started feeling really worn down on Thursday but I thought it was just from a busy week at work planning a huge annual event...guess not.

I have pretty much been asleep all weekend and last night my throat started getting really sore. Throughout the night it got worse and by this morning I could hardly swallow.

We went to the local clinic this morning and the Dr informed me I have strep.  He called in a prescription for me and said it was safe to take while pregnant.  Of course I wasn't going to take his word alone.  I went home, called my RE's nurse on-call and while I waited for her to call me back I got online and searched for everything strep and pregnancy related.  The nurse said the antibiotic I was going to take was fine and that it would be worse for the baby if I didn't treat the strep.

It makes me nervous to take anything while I'm pregnant but it sounds like this is for the best.

16 comments:

  1. Oh no! Strep it the worst! Glad there's something that's safe to take. Hope it kicks in soon.

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  2. Oh my goodness! That sounds awful! I had a cold a few weeks ago and it was terrible....I can even imagine strep :(

    Hope you feel better very soon!

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  3. Ewwwwwwww!!!!! Feel better soon!

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  4. Ugh, sorry to hear about the strep! Hope you are on the mend soon!

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  5. So sorry you're sick! I hope you can rest easy with the all clear from both the doc and your RE. Hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Strep is the worst! :( Def. take those meds and hope you feel better soon!!! Ice cream works wonders too ;)

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  7. Dr. knows best! They've seen this hundreds of times - you will be absolutely fine! I text my friend who is an OB frequently and trust every word she says. Feel better soon.

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  8. Aww, sorry you have strep throat Bridget. I get it ALOT, so I know it isn't fun. Glad there's something you can take though. I hope it starts working soon!

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  9. Ugh, no fun at all. So sorry you're sick and I hope the meds kick in fast! Feel better.

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  10. Ugh...strep is awful and so is the test for it! Hope you feel better!

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  11. yucky!!! so sorry you are feeling well and hope you can find time to rest and relax- looks like you need to make room for some ice cream to cool off that throat. feel better soon :)

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  12. Oh no! I hope you do recover soon.

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