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I am sick sick sick!!

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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Wow... well on Friday my throat started getting scratchy and by the end of the day I was MISERABLE!! The past two nights have been horrible.... sinus headaches, fever, congestion like you would not believe..... I think it may be allergy related, but I don't know... but I can't really take any medicine for it because I am pregnant (or at least I hope I am!!  Just a few more days until we know for sure!!)  I am taking garlic and olive leaf extract and I think this has helped a little. I have also poured warm salt water up my nose - not pleasant but surprisingly has helped a little!! I am also going to try some herbal teas and breathing steamy water with tea tree oil - I've heard this can help a lot.

Does anyone else have any other ideas??  I am miserable right now and really would like some relief!! The congestion is even in my ears now- It's making it hard to hear!!

HELP!

by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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Pinkypetite
by Member on Mar. 8, 2009 at 11:27 AM
Hey there, Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I am an RN, but there's really not much more I can tell you to do, except drink lots of fluids, and if you have a fever, it's ok to take a couple of Tylenol. Good luck, and I hope you feel better!

Holly

LuvAdoptedKids
by Member on Mar. 8, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Kayse, I'm so sorry you are sick.  I do want you remind you that even herbal remedies can sometimes not be good when you are pregnant.  Please be careful.  I will be praying for you to feel better.  Poor girl!! 

Tracy Waring




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MrsBonsai
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Yeah, I was just going to warn you away from herbal teas.  Be very careful as they can cause hormonal changes and even cause miscarrages.


http://www.babycenter.com/0_herbal-teas-during-pregnancy_3537.bc


http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/herbaltea.html


http://www.crazyfortea.com/herbalteaandpregnancy.html


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-nutrition/PR00109


http://www.naturalmom.com/pregnant.htm


Well, if you've made it through those links, you've seen there's controversy about which herbal teas are safe or not, and even which trimester they are safe for or not.  Seems like decaf black tea it is!  At least it's full of antioxidents :D

I hope you get to feeling better soon!  You may want to go in and make sure you do not have strep throat.  They can put you on an antibiotic if necessary.

Julie - 35 & Joerg - 38
Married May 7, 1994
seeking concurrent adoptions:
domestic infant home study approved 11/30/2007
embryo adoption home study approved 07/15/2008

MATCHED Embryo Adoption on 02/06/2009
TRANSFER will be on 03/24/2009
Kayse
by Member on Mar. 8, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate all of your advice! :) I will definitely be careful with the herbal teas (and everything for that matter!) :)

I still feel a little icky... but think I am getting a little better. Still congested, but I think the fever is gone at least!! :)

Thanks again!!

 

 

MrsBonsai
by on Mar. 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM


Quoting Kayse:

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate all of your advice! :) I will definitely be careful with the herbal teas (and everything for that matter!) :)

I still feel a little icky... but think I am getting a little better. Still congested, but I think the fever is gone at least!! :)

Thanks again!!



I'm glad the fever is gone and you're beginning to feel better! :)  How much longer before you can test?

Julie - 35 & Joerg - 38
Married May 7, 1994
seeking concurrent adoptions:
domestic infant home study approved 11/30/2007
embryo adoption home study approved 07/15/2008

MATCHED Embryo Adoption on 02/06/2009
TRANSFER will be on 03/24/2009
Kayse
by Member on Mar. 10, 2009 at 7:19 AM


Quoting MrsBonsai:

 

Quoting Kayse:

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate all of your advice! :) I will definitely be careful with the herbal teas (and everything for that matter!) :)

I still feel a little icky... but think I am getting a little better. Still congested, but I think the fever is gone at least!! :)

Thanks again!!

 

 

I'm glad the fever is gone and you're beginning to feel better! :)  How much longer before you can test?

We will have our blood pregnancy test on Thursday! TWO MORE DAYS! :) We probably won't know the results until the next morning on Friday though! I will definitely let you know the results!! :) SO EXCITED!!

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