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I'm sick help!!! maydaybaby Due May 20 (girl); 5 kids; Madison, OH, United States 87 posts
21st Mar

Ok, I woke up with a terrible head cold. (was up on an off all night) Sore throat, runny nose, cough, and even my ears and eyes are irritated. Since I'm 32 weeks prego I can't just drink a bottle of Nyquil and sleep for 2 days like I'd like to, so anyone have any safe methods for sinuses and colds. Plus my throat is so irritated and swollen glands that I am having trouble eating and drinking. I don't want to get dehydrated but everything is making me gag.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
21st Mar

You can safely take the Tylenol line of products.

Bear's mama ♥ 1 child; Colorado 937 posts
21st Mar

It's going around everywhere.
I've had the same thing for 5 days now. /:

My pregnant friend recently went to the Dr. for it... they said she can take nyquil. 
So just call your o/b and double check. 

maydaybaby Due May 20 (girl); 5 kids; Madison, OH, United States 87 posts
21st Mar

my SO won't let me take anything except cough drops.

maydaybaby Due May 20 (girl); 5 kids; Madison, OH, United States 87 posts
21st Mar

I would love nyquil right now. I will call. I didn't think I could because it has alcohol and whatever makes u drowsy.

Stephanie Ann ♥ Due October 1 (boy); 4 kids; ., CA, United States 2019 posts
21st Mar

Tylenol.

Alex Vause 3 kids; ........., BC, Canada 3818 posts
21st Mar

I feel ya. I've never gotten so sick as many times in my life as I have during this pregnancy. I had strep, pneumonia, and the flu all at once. Then another bout with strep and now I have the flu again. Over it!! Other than the antibiotics I was subscribed I just took Tylenol extra strength every 4 hours and used the netti pot for congestion 

Alex Vause 3 kids; ........., BC, Canada 3818 posts
21st Mar

Also fishermen friends cough drops were a life saver for my throat pain

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
21st Mar

Quoting maydaybaby:
my SO won't let me take anything except cough drops.


LOL won't LET you?

Tell him to shove off. Tylenol Cold is good. Obviously nothing with alcohol. Sudafed is good. Benedryl is okay. 

Vicks, chicken soup, steamy bathroom, etc etc. 

maydaybaby Due May 20 (girl); 5 kids; Madison, OH, United States 87 posts
21st Mar

I also had strep a couple months ago. This seems worse but I agree I've been so sick this pregnancy.

maydaybaby Due May 20 (girl); 5 kids; Madison, OH, United States 87 posts
21st Mar

lol he's a health freak and won't even take Tylenol himself. I'm waiting for dr to call back to confirm what cold meds I can take. Thanks ladies!

Lilitha mom to 2 TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 2 angel babies; United Kingdom 365 posts
21st Mar

Try honey and lemon juice in hot water, always helped my throat/cough when I was pregnant and ill and its natural so your SO should be fine with it :D x

nov.08mama TTC since Oct 2013; new york, ny, United States 566 posts
21st Mar

Boil some vinegar and inhale the steam (for congestion) 


also honey! Honey should be your friend