As If Constipation Werent Enough

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Richelle - February 23

Hello again everyone, and thanks to the ladies that helped me with my constipation!!! I feel much better from that, but now I have a new problem. I had a really bad cold 2 weeks ago for about 8 days and now I have it again. It moves from my head to my chest back to my head. I have taken Actifed, sudafed, chlor-Trimelton, claritin and zyrtec.......I know thats a lot, but when one dont work I move to the next (these are ALL of the meds for congestion that my doc said i could take) Was just wondering if anyone else has taken something different and it worked?!? I am feeling really bad and I know its not good for the baby for me to be fighting this cold for so long. Thank you in advance!!

 

Tillie - February 23

This may be an obvious question, but are you sure it's a cold and not just excessive congestion from being pregnant? I've been really congested for a month, and I've been coughing a lot, too. My doctor just said it's a part of pregnancy for some women, and to drink a TON of water and juice and gets lots of rest.

 

Julybaby - February 23

oh my gosh, you sound just like me. I am sitting here on the couch with this darn cold and miserable. I had it 2 weeks ago, felt good and it came back too. My OB/GYN told me I could take Tylenol Cold and it does the job well, but I only take it at night. I get through the day without meds because I hate to take them while pregnant but at night I need some sleep. I hope you feel better soon...come on spring..hurry up! :0)

 

Julybaby - February 23

HI Tillie, I had some sinus issues before the cold and I think the cold and the pregnancy sinuses together make it worse. I know mine is a cold because dds have it too...

 

iakram - February 23

hi richelle...glad the constipation is better..believe me i had my share of that in the first tri ! As for your cold...this is the 4th week. It started out as a head cold no sore throat just a runny nose..My Dr [and i'm here in Canada] did not prescribe anything to me...all he said was the warm steam, honey, and lots of O.J..a whole lot of good that did it turned into a sinus infection where the Dr finally prescribed amoxicillin - the nasal infection went away but now i have an inner ear infection...so again the bout of antibiotics begin. So i guess what I'm getting at is are you sure you don't have an infection of some sort where you can get antibiotics ?? My Dr said nothing else would help. But since the infection was confined to the sinus and ear the baby is completely out of harms way and amoxicillian is a cla__s A drug totally safe. I really hope you feel better - sorry if i went on about my cold but perhaps you should get it checked out to rule out the infection and avoid taking the meds that are not helping. OK feel beeter !! Tillie and Julybaby you may be right as well..I've heard preg can bring on sinus congestion ...

 

iakram - February 23

in then 2nd line..."this is the 4th week" it should be "this is the 4th week i've had a cold that won't go away!!"

 

Richelle - February 23

My dd also has it

 

JB to iakram - February 23

Hi everyone. iakram-what does the sinus infection feel like? I am wondering if that isn't what I have. I think I need to call my doctor. Thanks!

 

iakram - February 24

to jb: a sinus infection is like a blockage to your nose and head. it feels like the centre of the head is clogged and when you go down to say pick something up there is a lot of pressure and it starts pounding. that's the best i can explain it. hope this helps.

 

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