Nothing is worse than being newly pregnant and then becoming sick, especially on New Year's Eve. Well, I guess being 16 & Pregnant* would be much worse - must look on the positive side!
I had lovely plans to go to dinner with friends and then to an art exhibit opening, but now I am just stuck in bed with a cup of tea and a box of tissues.
I know there are common medications green lighted for women in pregnancy, but none, however, are category A drugs. Even Tylenol/Paracetamol is a pregnancy category B drug. With my patients, I always advise them not to take any medications during the first 12 weeks, and so, I am heeding my own advice being only 9.3 weeks, but boy does it suck.
I have taken elderberry syrup, the homeopathic Cold Calm remedy, drank heaps of antioxidant tea (but not echinacea), made some tofu "chicken" noodle soup (which was delish!), taken loads of vitamin C and have sucked on countless Ricola natural throat lozenges over the last few days all to soothe my throat, reduce my temp (high was 100.5 F/38 C), get rid of my body aches and fatigue and to finally feel better.
I think I am on my way to a new and improved (more immune) and healthier me. I hope by tomorrow (the new year!) I will feel more like myself and be able to resume the home improvement projects I am trying to finish before my last term starts on 9 January. Most importantly, I hope my illness has not harmed my little foetus in anyway. We shall see very soon with my new OB appointment on 4 Jan.
Wishing everyone a lovely, happy and bright New Year. Hoping your 2012 is filled with hope, blessings, joy, new beginnings and many dreams that come true. xx
*I don't watch the show, but have heard about it and witness it in real life every day.