(Closed) Not Pregnant right?.., just a Stomach Bug?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

When I was on chemo and immunsuppressed, I had to be careful with these kind of things: 

  1. Make sure you wash all fruits/veggies REALLY well 
  2. Don’t use condiments on the table at restaurants (ask for individual packets) 
  3. Soft Serve ice cream machines are really dangerous (not cleaning them properly/often enough). 
  4. 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 # 7
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This might be Too Much Information 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
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
841 posts
Busy bee

Sounds like you have a stomach bug (hope you feel better soon!!). Trust me, when you get pregant, I think you will know 🙂

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