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Did anyone else have this? Laurahyatt Due September 11; Sterling Heights, Michigan 58 posts
8th Jan '13

I just found out im almost 5 weeks pregnant and for the past few days ive been sneezing, runny nose and stuffy but im not sick. Could this be due to being pregnant? I never had that symptom with my first. Can i take anything for my nose/sneezing?

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
8th Jan '13

Myy nose has been giving me hell since around the same time. I'll go from stuffy to runny back to stuffy in a matter of hours. The only thing that helps is benadryl and eucalyptus lip balm (I use the burt's bees kind.) The vapors from the lip balm on my lips works best. It opens me right up and I don't have to deal with the drowsiness. :)

KnittyBump 1 child; New York 79 posts
8th Jan '13

I actually went to the doctor and was treated for a severe sinus infection while I was 6 weeks along. My doctor and I even thought that all of the post nasal drip was causing my vomiting! We had no idea it was really because I was pregnant.
When I spoke with my OBGYN about it later he told me that sinus/flu symptoms are really common in early pregnancy and that he hears similar stories all of the time.

KnittyBump 1 child; New York 79 posts
8th Jan '13

Oh and for the nose, I have found that nothing works better than Nasal Irrigation. Like a Neti Pot.

Laurahyatt Due September 11; Sterling Heights, Michigan 58 posts
8th Jan '13

Thank you everyone! i really thought i was going crazy ive been sneezing so much im dizzy lol at least im getting my first symptom!!!! here comes 8 more months of them! lol

KnittyBump 1 child; New York 79 posts
8th Jan '13

Yay! Congrats :-)