bronchitis and pregnancy-anyone?? antibarbi 1 child; Perry, Georgia 5129 posts24th Jan '07
my husband has been sick on and off for about 2 weeks, ranging from cough, fever, and sinus infection, last night i started to cough and my chest began to rattel, today i woke up and i sound like a frog, chest is still rattling, i generally get bronchitis twice a year, and i havent had it for over a year, so i guess i can consider myself to be lucky, until now, i have a doctors appt tomorrow but im not sure what they will give me, i had an ear infection once during this pregnancy, and he gave me amoxicillian, but usually it takes more that an antibiotic to clear up the bronchitis, i have albuterol and the advair disk usually to help aid in the healing of my coughing, i know not to use them, and i wonder what else they might give me that will be stong enought to fight this, i called the doctor today and they said i could take robitusson, only problem is my husband and i share a car and he wont be home till 5 pm, so until then i will ease my sore throat with minute maid frozen lemonade and popcicles, anyone had bronchitis while pregnant, and if so what did they give you to make it go away
slb34 Due July 16; 2 kids; Ohio 3 posts10th Mar '08
I am currently at the end of my 25th week and I have a serious case of bronchitis. I had a really bad respiratory flu for the past week and it seems to have settled into my chest. I have been taking Robitussun to break up the phlegm and using a humidifier to keep my lung tissues moist. Another thing that really helps is to have a friend or your spouse hit your upper back repeatedly with some force while you try to cough it out - It really loosens things up and you cough alot more out that way (that is how you have to treat children with Cystic Fibrosis).
lunatique Alaska 1 posts11th Aug '08
I'm 24 weeks and I have bronchitis right now. I've been taking Robutussin and the doc prescribed that Z-pac stuff. Today is the 3rd day I will take it and it is the only this that seems to be making it get better. With all the coughing it must feel like and earthquake for my little girl in there......
Ellie1303 2 kids; Virginia 17 posts12th Mar '09
Yes, I just got back from the doctor and have acute bronchitis...and I am 7 months along. I want it to go away NOW! I just keep getting it...I got it in August of last year.
Jaxon's Momma Due June 17; Rogers, 7 posts16th Jan '10
I actually have it right now im in the process of getting rid on it had it for almost 2 weeks now... first time having hopefully the last!!!! it has been horrible... i went to the dr. at first i was takin robitussin DM after i went to the dr. they told me to take mucinex, suddephed PE, and they put me on a antibiotic called Azithromycin for 5 days because im allergic to ammoxicillan and anything with cillian pretty much! but cough drops and humidifiers help alot!!!! hope that helps and you get to feeling better!
Mrs. Kelley ♥ +1.5 Due April 21; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Indiana 1878 posts16th Jan '10
I have bronchitis right now and it is AWFUL!! I've had it twice before and it's so much worse while you are pregnant. My doctor called me in a z-pack which I am now on day 3 and still feel as miserable as I did several days ago. I can't wait to get in monday and get something stronger. :(
Lesley Belo Due March 31; South Africa 1 posts1st Jan '11
im 27 weeks pregnant with my first child! i have been sick with Broncitis for 3 weeks now! i got it when we moved into our new house and i slept with a window open through a thunder storm! due to all the celebrations-christmas and new years, i have not got any better and i now feel as if my ribs are cracked! i cant cough without tears coming to my eyes!! i really dont want to be sick for the remainder of my pregnancy!! i am on my 2nd antibiotic! Does Physio help at all??Im desperate and will try anything!!at least i have a humidifier now!
Hehthur 1 child; Reykjav 740 posts23rd Jan '12
I currently have bronchitis, and am 23 weeks pregnant. I also seem to have a lot of asthma suddenly, said the doctor. The only thing they prescribed me was first a regular inhaler that just opened up the bronchial tubes like for asthma, but it wasn't enough. Then I went back in last night and he prescribed me a steroid inhaler that I can take up to 3 times a day. But today when I woke up, I felt like I had been hit by a truck, and every part of my body is sore and achy, still can't breathe, have a fever of 100, and have had to be in bed all day. I have an appointment with my midwife tomorrow to make sure the baby is alright, but I haven't been so miserable before. Even my eyeballs hurt to move.
Schlep Chan Japan 1 posts12th Feb '12
Thanks for all your posts. I'm 32 Weeks and going through an episode of bronchitis. I am asthmatic, and every cold I get seems to turn into bronchitis, as did this one. I have only used my albuterol inhaler on two occasions since becoming pregnant, in spite of my doctor assuring me it's safe. (I read online that it's only FDA approved "C"). My OB prescribed me Zithromax (FDA approved "B") and I'm wondering if it is worth the risk, and my search has lead me to this forum. It's comforting to know others are taking it too. Still haven't decided on it yet though...
Kira Sutkay 1 child; Flint, Michigan 531 posts13th Oct '12
Quoting antibarbi:" am i really the only one to have this while pregnant, this s***s, WHAT WILL THEY GIVE ME, boo hoo :cry:"
im almost 30 wks pregnant and ive been dealing with acute bronchitis for almost a month now.... they gave me amoxicillian but that didnt help ive gone through 3 bags of cough drops now im on robitussuin. at night its worse with the cough so idk what to do now they said acute bronchitis shouldnt last no more than a month but with the way i sound i dont think im getting better.
Melissa Marhefka USA 2 posts9th Jan '13
Bronchitis itself is to contagious. You get bronchitis from a viral infection you have already contracted. I have had chronic bronchitis since I was a baby, from my dad smoking around while I was a baby. Second hand smoke cause bronchitis as welll