(Closed) Having a cold while pregnant SUCKS!

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Soooo not looking forward to my first cold, I’m such a baby with stuff like that. I feel for you!!

Post # 5
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had a bad cold in the first trimester where I went through two boxes of Klennex. It wasn’t fun, but I got through it. I can’t quite feel the baby kick, so I’m worried about every little thing I do could hurt it.

Post # 6
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

that sucks! i had 2 bad colds when i was pregnant, one was when i was 37 weeks and it lasted 2 entire weeks. it was AWFUL. my doctor recommended a med called coricidin HBP- it’s specifically for people with high blood pressure, it doesn’t raise your bp. could you ask your doc about it? it did help. Good luck and feel better!

Post # 8
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am 37 weeks and I have had 2 colds so far, and yes, they suck badly!  Hope you feel better soon!!

Post # 9
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ugh, yes they suck!  I had one from week 28-30 (yes, TWO weeks!) I could not kick it – only took tylenol and of course did nothing.  Feel better!

Post # 10
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I woke up this morning with a terrible sore throat. I also had walking pneumonia a month ago. It’s awful. Plus I’m allergic to tylenol, so I literally don’t get to take anything.  

I hope you feel better! 

Post # 11
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know what your symptoms are, but if they include sinus/nasal congestion, try a neti pot or other nasal wash. They’re just saline solutions, completely safe for pregnant women, and really help a lot.

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Awww colds pregnant are the worst! I 2nd the neti pot suggestion!!! It helped a TON with my congestion and it made my sinuses less inflamed.  Hopefully you can take it easy and don’t have too much to do.

Post # 13
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I’m not pregnant, but I’m allergic to traditional cold medicine (dayquil, etc., etc.,) so I feel your pain! The worst is when you can’t sleep at night 🙁

Oh, if you do a neti pot, please boil the water first – I keep reading those stories (I think there have only been 2-3 cases total) of people getting that brain-eating amoeba from using them and now it skeeves me out!


Hope you are feeling better soon!

Post # 14
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I just got over a really nasty one I caught at like 35 weeks and I’m just finally seeing the last of the nasty mucus at 39 weeks. Oh man. I will never complain about a non-pregnant cold again. They are so much worse pregnant.

I already take Zyrtec daily, which helped with the congestion. I also took Sudafed, Mucinex, Vicks, cough drops, my neti-pot, hot baths, steam…. Ugh. I think I went through about 3 boxes of Kleenex. I think the Sudafed and Vicks really did the most in terms of actually helping. I didn’t take the Mucinex until it moved down into my chest.

Post # 15
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I feel for you! I just had a horrible cold last week and it was irritating not being able to take anything. But I knew it was going to happen eventually!

Post # 16
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel for you! I am going through a cold/allergy thing right now. Hot showers always make me feel so much better. I am such a wuss about being sick. Darling Husband has been so great taking care of me, I am so greatful. I know I am not much help but I can understand what you are going through.

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