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Early Pregnancy Flu?

Hey ladies I was just wondering if it was common to feel sick like a cold or flu in very very early pregnancy. I am only a few DPO but have had a consistent headache and feel like I may be getting an ear infection on top of just that general sicky feeling. Any one else have similar experiences when they first became pregnant?
Thank you for any responses!


Me: 3DPO (or maybe more unsure) 2nd round of clomid 100 mg CD 4-8. Have PCOS.
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689528 tn?1364139441
With my son and with this pregnancy I had a sore throat and headaches. Kinda cold like symptoms. It only lasted about a week....now I feel hungover constantly!
1905116 tn?1444428864
I feel like ive been run over by a bus! Achy and exhausted, putting it down to age, was 6 years younger the last time i did this!
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Thank you ladies for your feedback that helps alot! I will take this sickness times 10 if it means I can have a child. So hopefully this may be a good sign.
689528 tn?1364139441
Good luck...hope you get your bfp!
640548 tn?1340556955
I am 9 weeks now, but at 6 weeks I had a low grade fever, terrible sore throat and an ear infection.  I took Augmentin and my ear felt better, but it took weeks for my sore throat to get better.  During pregnancy our immune systems are suppressed, so we are much more susceptible to everything, besides the fatigue and aches we already feel from pregnancy.  There are antibiotics you can take if you do end up with an ear infection, and the one thing is you should always get checked out if you are feeling sick.  During pregnancy a mild illness can turn serious fast.  
There are some women though (not me) who seem to be even healthier during pregnancy.  
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I'm 7 weeks and starting around 4 weeks I felt a cold coming on. Now it seems to just be sinuses, but still bothersome along with being tired and sore. Check with your physician to see what meds you can take.
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Thank you for all your help! I have felt like I have had a headache as well. So I hope these are early pregnancy symptoms I am glad to hear I am not the only one experiencing them. Thank you ladies.
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I had a runny nose that would not stop for weeks, headache, slightly feverish. Nobody else was sick. Yeah it's really common.
1898740 tn?1333673050
Yes! Its common to get sick after becoming pregnant because your ammune system dosent work as hard because its allowing the baby to be in your body without being attacked by your immune system
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