still have this cough!!

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still have this cough!!

It's awful and my doc just won't do anything for it. It's going on 2 months of having it and it's now at its worst. I feel like I'm going to pass out due to lack of oxygen...grrr I wish she would just listen more and maybe try to prescribe something to possibly help!!

Kier's picture
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Can you get in with a general prac doc? I think that some OB's get so focused on their specialty that anything else just doesnt seem that important to them.

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I was there with my son's pregnancy. No one else would see me in the small town we lived in - too terrified to touch the pregnant lady. It was AWFUL. I sounded like I was losing my lungs for 2 months before it got better (even our next door neighbors were kept up at night from me!). I was still coughing when I showed up to the hospital at 41.5 weeks! Funny enough I left the hospital not coughing once. ((hugs))

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I think its interesting that the cough resolved once you delivered Jackie. Makes me wonder if the way your son was pushing on your diaphragm (maybe just the right nerve?) was what was causing it? Tiff, maybe the same could be going on with you?

Joined: 06/25/07
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Yeah I figure it has a lot to do with the baby pushing up on my lungs that's making it worse. All the docs keep saying just to keep taking robitussin.

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"Kier" wrote:

I think its interesting that the cough resolved once you delivered Jackie. Makes me wonder if the way your son was pushing on your diaphragm (maybe just the right nerve?) was what was causing it? Tiff, maybe the same could be going on with you?

I really think my body just couldn't fight it off all the way while pregnant. I have a weak immune system as it is and add in pregnancy which lowers it...ugh. I've been coughing for 3 weeks now from a cold that DH and DS have looooong since been over. But at least I don't sound like I'm losing a lung this time.

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I'm sorry you're still sick. Sad I hate that doctors are so slow to treat pregnant women when they're sick.

This won't cure anything, but I find that ginger tea with honey and lemon juice is really good at making me feel better when I have a cough. And chamomile tea might help you fall asleep better at night, or maybe a humidifier in your room. Feel better! :grouphug: