Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:16 pm
Relax! I have been treated with Tamiflu, as have other women in this group, for H1N1. The symptoms are different for everyone. I had a high fever, chills, runny nose, sore throat, and coughing. My OB treated this as H1N1 and determined that the flu "test" took too long to get results and the benefits of treating now were far greater. Basically, if you watch your health and notice yourself feeling sick, talk to your OB immediately. The medicine worked well for me but It's been 13 days since the symptoms started and I still have some symptoms. Being sick isn't fun, especially when your pregnant, but if you have an otherwise healthy pregnancy, I would treat this as any other illness during pregnancy and be watchful, wash your hands, and talk to your OB when any new illness symptoms arise.
My personal opinion about the vaccine is that I don't think it's logical, as it is so new and was pushed through testing faster than the standard policy. I will get the regular seasonal flu vaccine because it has been tested per their rigourous policy and was not "rushed" for completion.
Just my humble opinion and recent experience.