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Pregnant or lingering food poisoning???
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An_242764 posted:
I had a bad case of food poisoning a week ago and I don't know if my symptoms are from that or if I could be from pregnancy.

I ate something Monday that made me sick and was very ill on Tuesday with a temperature and everything. Wednesday I was feeling weak. I could eat but still felt nauseous (I still feel this way). Friday I woke up in the middle of the night feeling very bloated. It was a mixture of cramps and bloating. Since then I have been extremely gassy.

I could have ovulated on the 27th or 31th of January. I had been taking my temperature every day and had a spike on the 27th and then it droped and spiked again on the 31st.

If I ovulated on the 27th then i'd be about 3-4 days late. If I ovulated on the 31st then I should be starting my period today. My periods aren't always regular. Over the last year they have been anywhere from 20 days to 29 days with the average around 26 days. So far there's no sign of my period starting. My breasts are tender have been for a couple of weeks and i've been feeling some tingling in my breasts. I already suffer from heartburn and acid reflux but it's been worse lately. I got acid reflux just from drinking a glass of water.

Am I pregnant or is it just symptoms of food poisoning from last week?
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scarolinarn responded:
The only way to know is to take a test. Even if you were due to start today or if you are late, the test should be pretty accurate, but you will get the best results with FMU (first morning urine). Good luck
 
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An_242764 replied to scarolinarn's response:
I've been checking my cervix and within the past week it's gone from low and open to a little higher and closed. Cervical mucus is milky white and very creamy. I think it ovulated around the 27th because my cervical mucus dried up shortly after.

It's confusing because I don't know if these symptoms are really pregnancy symptoms. My sister who's a nurse said that it can take a couple of weeks to get over food poisoning.

I'll take a pregnacy test first thing in the morning. Hoping for a positive.
 
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beckie_33 replied to scarolinarn's response:
I did a pregnancy test this morning and it was possitive. It registered positive right away.
 
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scarolinarn replied to beckie_33's response:
Congrats!!! Now on to the 1st trimester board. Is this your first pregnancy? Have you been actively trying?
 
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beckie_33 replied to scarolinarn's response:
Yes this is my first so I don't know what to expect. It's a little overwhelming.

We weren't doing anything to prevent pregnancy. Figure it would happen sooner if we just relaxed.
 
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hgreenwood7058 replied to beckie_33's response:
Congrats on the pregnancy. When I was in my 1st trimester I got food poisoning as well (I was about 10 weeks at the time though). Good luck on the rest of the pregnancy best wishes.
 
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beckie_33 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
Thanks!!! Are there more risks with women who get food poisoning while pregnant?
 
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hgreenwood7058 replied to beckie_33's response:
I'm not sure. For me I had to travel out of state for work and we went to a "mexican restraunt" while it was kind of authentic it wasn't nearly to the extent I am used to and there really weren't many options to choose from so I was limited. I decided to try an enchalada (expecting seasoned chicken and a red sauce) and I got unseasoned chicken in a mole sauce and the smell of the mole` sauce alone made me want to vomit. I decided to try it to make it worthwile and it made me gag. I even tried to open up the enchalada and since there was no sauce in there I tried the chicken which wasn't horrible, I ate a little bit of it but the smell of the mole` was making it worse. I ended up sending it back(still had to pay for it though) and I ended up eating some not very flavorful refried beans with a little bit of cheese (not normal cheese like cheddar though)and some of their salsa. Woke up at like 1am and was very sick (not good when your waking up every 20 minutes and have to be in class for 8-9 hours for work and the nausea pills and antidiarrheal didn't touch it) bleh. I think it makes our stomachs a bit more sensitive but not sure that there are more risks associated to food poisoning.
 
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hgreenwood7058 replied to beckie_33's response:
I'm not sure. For me I had to travel out of state for work and we went to a "mexican restraunt" while it was kind of authentic it wasn't nearly to the extent I am used to and there really weren't many options to choose from so I was limited. I decided to try an enchalada (expecting seasoned chicken and a red sauce) and I got unseasoned chicken in a mole sauce and the smell of the mole` sauce alone made me want to vomit. I decided to try it to make it worthwile and it made me gag. I even tried to open up the enchalada and since there was no sauce in there I tried the chicken which wasn't horrible, I ate a little bit of it but the smell of the mole` was making it worse. I ended up sending it back(still had to pay for it though) and I ended up eating some not very flavorful refried beans with a little bit of cheese (not normal cheese like cheddar though)and some of their salsa. Woke up at like 1am and was very sick (not good when your waking up every 20 minutes and have to be in class for 8-9 hours for work and the nausea pills and antidiarrheal didn't touch it) bleh. I think it makes our stomachs a bit more sensitive but not sure that there are more risks associated to food poisoning.
 
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beckie_33 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
That sucks. I had gone to Idaho to visit with my younger brother and his kids. His wife just had a baby a few months ago and I wanted to meet my little nephew.

I was with my mom and another brother, his wife and son. Everyone else Had KFC or pizza and I don't like fried chicken and wasn't in the mood for pizza so I talked my mom into stopping at Panda Express. I ate half of it Saturday night and put the other half in the fridge to eat later. Monday for lunch I decided to finish it. Started feeling ill around dinner time but thought it was just because I hadn't had anything to eat. Sometimes if I go too long without eating I get sick. But eating didn't help. I woke up at 2 am feeling VERY sick and ran to the bathroom. Then again at 6, then slept all day Tuesday. My nieces and nephew were disappointed because their favorite aunt couldn't play with them and my brother was good about keeping the kids downstairs so I could sleep.

That was the worse case of food poisoning i've ever had and I don't want to experience anything like that again.

I think you are right about pregnant women being more prone to getting food poisoning. I've been alot more careful of what I eat now making sure everything is fully cooked and if I don't eat left overs the next day I throw them out.
 
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trinionboard replied to An_242764's response:
GIrl how did you check your cervix.Enquiring minds would like to know?What exactly did u do or is it something that cannot be discussed.I remember when i was pregnant that my gynaecologist had told me that my cervix was closed when i was pregnant and if i wasnt it would be open.
 
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beckie_33 replied to trinionboard's response:
I hope this answers your question.

This is webmd's comments on checking your cervix:
To examine the position of your cervix. Insert two fingers into your vagina, you should feel the cervix at the end. Before ovulation, it should feel hard and dry, like the tip of a nose. During ovulation, you should notice that it seems to have shifted higher and that it feels softer and wetter. However, you should always make sure that your hands are clean before you start poking around. And since it may be hard to tell exactly what you're looking for, you may want to talk to your doctor first.

this is the web page : http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/fertility-tests-for-women
 
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trinionboard replied to beckie_33's response:
HEY Beckie thank you for the info that has been an opener for me .I would never had known about self examination of my cervix .You are a God send .Thanks
 
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beckie_33 replied to trinionboard's response:
Your welcome.


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