This cold is killllllling me!

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AkMomma07's picture
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This cold is killllllling me!

Oh dear goodness! I have had this cold for almost a week and I feel like I'm dying. I don't think it would be a big deal if I could knock it out with some Ibprofen and Sudafed (which is what I usually do). I'm even staying home from work tomorrow because I feel so awful, which I never do.

To top it off my house is a disaster and DH keeps complaining about it. Hello? I'm pregnant and have a ridiculously big cold! Sorry I'm not scrubbing the floors!

Has anyone else dealt with a horrible cold while pregnant? Any tips or advice? Right now all I doing is taking Tylenol, sucking on cough drops and drinking tons of water.

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It sounds like you are doing all the right things Sad being sick while pregnant totally sucks.... (hugs)

BTW tell DH to go scrub the floors if he is going to complain!!

I hope you feel better soon Smile

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I got a horrible cold which included a cough so awful that it sounded like I was going to lose a lung when I was pregnant with DS! Wish I had good news, but it never went away 100% till he was born. It was like my poor 3rd tri body just couldn't fight it off while pregnant. Sad (I do have a poor immune system due to having toxic shock before.)

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Feel better soon!! I got a bad cold a few weeks ago; runny nose, coughing, sneezing, aches, headache, the works. I finally got over it about a week and a half ago. It sounds like you're doing everything you should be doing for a cold. Just take some tylenol, rest, and chicken soup! Biggrin

When I asked my OB about what I could take he told me Tylenol, Mucinex (but I think not Mucinex D) and Claritin (he said they market it as an allergy medicine but it works amazingly well for the common cold - and it's a safer medicine to take during pregnancy) and It really did help tons. Also getting a neti pot or something similar for nasal irrigation and a warm mist humidifier helped clear up my stuffiness a bit and help with coughing at night.