Flu symptoms pregnant women

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Avatar n tn If you have the flu you need to see a doctor. It can be dangerous for prego women.. I had the flu a couple weeks ago and they prescribed me tamiflu but you need to see a doctor first. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I am 5 weeks pregnant with my first and I woke up today feeling like I have the flu. It seems like my whole body hurts from head to toe. I also extremely exhausted and have a sore throat. Is this normal? I do not have a fever but I keep getting really cold. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Pregnant women are considered one of the three most vulnerable populations for getting the flu (children, the elderly, and pregnant women). I think 14 children have died from the flu so far this year. I sure wouldn't want to have the flu when pregnant, why add a reason to feel miserable and achey? But that is me, and you have your own bodily autonomy. You must do what you think is best for you.
Avatar n tn Can you get the nose spray vaccine? I don't know if that is safe for kids or pregnant women. It isn't quite as effective as the shot, but it offers some protection.
Avatar n tn Dear CCF MD, This is so called heart month, where every morning show and news station has a segment on Heart health, most focusing on the differece between cardiac symptoms among men and women. It seems to me I am hearing more and more tragic stories of women dying suddenly from heart attacks, most of them had sought medical attention weeks, days and even hours before collapsing and from what I have been told the majority of them were given a diagnosis of "stressed out".
Avatar n tn i have heard alot of women think that they had the flu til they found out that they were pregnant. Lol i had two cuzn that were feeling like they had the flu. bubbly stomach tired couldnt eat smells of food made them sick feeling hot and cold etc. so the fam thought they had the flu especially cause the two girl were feeling sick we thought it was spreading. lol Come to find out they were both pregnant. true story though it could be the flu you should still get a pg test just to be safe.
Avatar f tn and they treated me with swine flu and did a test but they did not know if it was the flu or swine flu,because of how a pregnant womans immune system is lowered to help the baby survive.They gave me tamiflu and loratabs.i read a study they did on pregnant rats and some the babys ended up with skeletal deformities.DOES ANYONE KNOW IF SWINE FLU/FLU OR TAKING TAMIFLU CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS?OR IF THEY EXPIERENCED ANY THEMSELVES WITH PREGNACY?
Avatar n tn I am 23 and 19w4d with my first pregnancy. Last night, about 2 hours after eating dinner, I started to feel very nauseated. This continued through the night, along with flu-type aches. I also kept waking up because I was too hot or too cold, although the temp in the room was cool and I usually sleep through the night with no problems. I've continued to feel exhausted, achy and generally ill today, but my appetite is normal, and I do not have swollen lymph nodes, fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
938718 tn?1323787114 24PM Tags: swine flu pregnancy, swine flu Interim Guidance—Pregnant Women and Swine Influenza: Considerations for Clinicians April 28, 2009 1:45 PM ET Background Human infections with a swine influenza A (H1N1) virus that is easily transmissible among humans were first identified in April 2009 with cases in the United States and Mexico. The epidemiology and clinical presentations of these infections are currently under investigation.
Avatar n tn Since that time I have forced myself to work through the weight lifting and have cut out the the stairmaster (which did cause a lot of sweating). I found that after a few days the flu like symptoms would diminish from the weight lifting. However, if a took a break for a week or so and then got back into it I went through the same thing. I am in very good shape and I don't know what to do to fix the problem. I had considered the possibility of mineral depletion but I do eat well.
Avatar f tn I got the flu shot at my last appt. I haven't in the past but the thought of being pregnant, already nauseous and then adding the flu on top of it just sounded like something I'd like to avoid if at all possible. The list of meds that are safe to take while pregnant is pretty short, so all you can pretty much do is sip tea and pray you get over it quickly.
10037378 tn?1420567410 You need to call your Dr and talk to him/her immediately. I'm not trying to scare you but in my area they like to hospitalize pregnant women with the flu to monitor the baby. Especially if you have a fever, it can be so harmful for the baby especially in the state of development you baby is in.
Avatar n tn I don't know how the current restrictions on getting the flu shot (high risk groups only) will affect whether pregnant women can even GET the flu shot. This is a question for your OB, but it IS generally recommended to go ahead and get it once you are past the first trimester.
Avatar f tn Yes lots are dying and also number one deaths are pregnant women.... I got my flu shot as well and im very glad I did....
Avatar f tn As long as you get the shot and not the mist, you and baby will be fine. The flu can be very bad for pregnant women. You should consider the DTAP, though. Thousands of babies die from pertussis every year. My friend almost lost her baby boy because a nursery worker at church wasn't vaccinated. She wasn't sick but was a carrier and passed it on.
Avatar n tn I am in my second month of pregancy and everyone is talking about the HINI vacine and it's recommendation for pregnant women. I have seen many people who get the regular flu shot for the first time become very ill within 24 to 48 hours. I have a fear that because I have never received a flu shot that the HINI will make me very sick and put my baby at risk. Can you please comment on this for me.
Avatar f tn It doesn't sound like typical pregnancy symptoms. Maybe you have a bug. Pregnant women are more suseptible to tummy upsets. That's why food should be reheated to piping hot or made fresh. It's a pain.
Avatar f tn Fewer than half of all pregnant women get the flu vaccine. Don't be one of them! When you have a baby brewing, you're at an increased risk for flu-related complications, so it's particularly important to get vaccinated.
Avatar f tn I work at an urgent care and I'm 38 weeks pregnant. I don't recommend it. One being it's a live form of the virus but every year it's different it's what doctors think is the main strand that year. Even the doctors I work for told me not to get it Bc it could cause me to get the flu instead of protecting me. I've never had the flu and never got the shot.
Avatar f tn Honestly iv done lots of research on shots not only for myself but my children also and iv read articles that state that they have never actually done a study on the flu shot and how it can effect pregnant women or their baby .. my dr w my first or now w my second has never even mentioned the flu shot to me .its ur choice ...
792540 tn?1285190597 My doctor told me that i needed to get it because the risk of getting Swine Flu was higher than the risk of the shot. So many pregnant women have died from the Swine FLu so i got scared and preferred being protected. Hope this helps you make your decision!
Avatar f tn How long ago did you get the flu shot and got sick? The flu shot no longer gives you flu like symptoms. H1n1 is really bad this year and really hard on pregnant women . No shot will ever cover all strains but it's better to be safe than sorry.
299260 tn?1304219705 I mentioned this to luvkayln, but my ob advised me to get the flu shot this month & the swine flu shot next month when it's available. She said to contact her asap if I have flu-like symptoms or if I'm around anyone with flu-like symptoms & she'd prescribe Tama-flu, because swine flu is so dangerous for pregnant women. You would basically be in the hospital on a respirator.
Avatar n tn also if I have a couple of drinks the next day I feel like i am going to die.
8828802 tn?1409761065 Actually pregnant women are usually supposed to get a flu vaccine! But again I'd talk to your Dr instead of just going to a pharmacy. I too have been having similar symptoms today. It's just the left side of my face and eye that feels super sensitive and almost painful.
Avatar n tn I am nursing my 6 month old, and we aren't against the idea of getting pregnant again so we haven't been using any birth control. Anyway, I have started feeling pregnant, yet 3 different tests show negative. Really the only signs I have are an upset tummy. I was horribly sick with the last one (throwing up all day long and losing alot of weight until about the 5th month). Last week I had the flu but it has been a week and I am still nauseaus.
Avatar f tn Some women honestly dont know until they find out there pregnant.