Post # 1
Since last night Ive had nausea, diarreah, abdominal cramps, no appetite. It’s been a night and day of this. Ive been living off gingerale and jello. So I take it Im not Pregnant, I just had a bug…right?
Another part of my question is when I do get Pregnant, how do I prevent from getting a cold or food poisening. I know the basics, wash your hands, keep cold food cold and hot food hot, but do you do anything special? I have had a bad luck spree lately. Seems like when I got off the pill Ive been sick alot with colds, bugs, and asthma related things. Can’t I get a break?! 🙁
Thanks for your input Bee’s.
Post # 3
I don’t have much experience with the pregnancy thing, but I’d say if it started that suddently and if you’re having diarrhea, it’s just a bug–as far as I know, diarrhea isn’t a pregnancy “symptom.”
That being said, try to rest up and take it easy. I’ve found that a warm/hot bubble bath helps my sore tummy when I’m sick. 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!
Also, be wary of antibacterial soaps–I’m sure you’ve heard that bacteria can build up a sort of immunity to it, and there are articles about the chemicals in AB soap everywhere, too. Scary stuff!
Post # 4
When I was on chemo and immunsuppressed, I had to be careful with these kind of things:
- Make sure you wash all fruits/veggies REALLY well
- Don’t use condiments on the table at restaurants (ask for individual packets)
- Soft Serve ice cream machines are really dangerous (not cleaning them properly/often enough).
- No sushi/raw meats/etc
I would imagine that these are strict guidelines to follow on a daily basis, but these are the areas that doctors see as dangerous to making people sick.
Post # 5
@statutory= Thanx. I actually took a warm bath before I read this. It really calms me down and soothes my stomach. Im home today again, the bug moved onto a mini chest cold. grrrrrr.
@caszos-Thank you fo you advice. I better wash those fruits and veggies better. I got these peaches from a farm stand. Mayb that was it. Im on the couch again today. I’ll be good by tomm…hopefully. We are wedding photographers so I got to pull through by today.
Post # 6
I wash all my veggies by soaking them in water with vinegar to remove pesticides and bacteria. See http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14540742
Also, wood cutting boards are better for not retaining bacteria.
Post # 7
While I was living in Asia, I washed all my fruits and veggies with gentle dish soap (and rinsed them with clean water) – don’t know if I would trust American dish soap, but I have heard that they sell special soap for washing fruits and veggies here.
Be especially careful with anything with external seeds, like berries. They’re the hardest to get clean!
Post # 8
This might be TMI but three days before I found out I was preggers I was in the bathroom every ten seconds. (and i wasn’t throwing up). lol. I had eaten a ton a sushi and between four of us we had 5 bottles of wine the night before. Baby didn’t like it. Did you eat anything weird?
Post # 9
I got sick a lot when I was pregnant (couldn’t help it working in the ER!). I even wound up going to the ER myself for gastroenteritis at one point. My asthma also got worse, so I ended up on Pulmicort all winter.
I started carrying purell everywhere and fastidiously avoiding sick people (except at work, where it was unavoidable).
Post # 10
Sounds like you have a stomach bug (hope you feel better soon!!). Trust me, when you get pregant, I think you will know 🙂