Post # 1
I used to post here under a different username, but stopped coming here for several months, as I found it super addictive and wasted too much time.
So the short of the story is, after 14 months of planning, I’m getting married this coming weekend, and for the past two weeks I have been sick as hell!! My last meeting with our wedding coordinator had to be attended by my parents and ushers, as my soon to be husband was taking me to the doctor. I have hardly done anything these past two weeks. Everyone is telling me to rest and basically not leave my apartment, but there is so much do to!!
I don’t have a flu or anything. I’ve just had the worst cough and shortness of breath for the past two weeks. The doctor said it wasn’t pneumonia or anything like that, as I’m prone to chest illnesses because of a pre-existing medical condition. She prescribed me inhalers, but they don’t seem to be helping. I keep losing my voice and cannot talk without feeling like my breath is being sucked out of me. Not helping is this crushing anxiety about the big day – because of the way I feel – and so that makes my breathing worse!
I thought by this point I’d be so excited about the wedding, but right now all I want is to STOP COUGHING!!!
Any suggestions on how to handle this? I am freaking out. I figure lots of brides are sick on their wedding day, but I hoped it wouldn’t happen to me too.
P.S. I have a script for antibiotics, but they make me very sick to my stomach and I don’t want to be running back and forth to the toilet in my wedding gown.
Post # 2
Lady680: zinc? One of the best immune-boosters I know. also, I love the airborne that’s made for warm water, and it seriously kicked me out of my illness before I got married last week.
Post # 3
nadnuk: Zinc, sadly, upsets my stomach more than antibiotics to. I’m terrified of getting cramps or heartburn in my dress because it’s so tight….although at this rate I won’t be able to breathe in it anyway!
Post # 4
Lady680: i would have a humidifier running constantly and drink Breathe Easy tea by Traditional Medicinals (whole foods or it’s ilk will have it) seep it covered for 10 minutes so it gets strong- it will help your discomfort in the lungs and throat.
Post # 5
I would also take the antibiotic anyway in the days before your wedding at least if that’s what the doc said to do.
Post # 6
Lady680: You said inhalers. Is one of them a steroid? What is the other one? How long have you been on the inhalers?
It takes a few days for inhalers to kick in.
I would start the antibiotics but also take probiotics to avoid the GI distress.
Post # 7
I’m on a steroid – Flovent. Have been on it since last Wednesday, so it should have kicked in by now. I was on Flovent all the time from my toddler years until I was about 17-18 years old. I’m nearly 30 now.
I’m also taking ventolin when I need it and that seems to help.
Post # 8
Lady680: I would go back and see your doctor if you are not getting better. Do you have asthma? maybe a course of oral steroids might help if that’s the case. If your doctor really thinks that you need to take the antibiotic, ask and see if taking something like Pepcid to protect your stomach would be ok. If you tend to get diarrhea with antibiotics, take probiotics/active culture yogurt which can help with that. Hope you are feeling better very soon!
Post # 9
Maybe ask the dr for a few days worth or predisilone tablets and also ask for some codeine, codeine when taken in larger doses like in panedine forte, stopps coughing and rests your poor throat.
Post # 10
I just recently got over a virus that caused violent coughing fits. None of the cough suppressants worked at all. I spoke to a nurse who said to take honey like eat a tablespoon slowly as it is a natural cough suppressant. I did that every night and it totally helped me sleep And soothed my dry throat.