(Closed) Not feeling well – anything I can take?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

A steam humidifier at night will really help a lot. That’s what I use when I get sick and it makes a big difference.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

My “ok” list from my doctor has Robatussin on it as well as Tylenol.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

For a stuffy nose, I usually take Mucinex D.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had some severe asthma and colds during my 2nd tri.  I used a neti pot and nasal saline rinses to clear out the mucus.  I drank a lot of honey/lemon tea as well and took my pulmicort faithfully.

Here is one of the nice lists of medications that can be used and in what trimester:

http://www.obfocus.com/high-risk/meds1.htm

I’ve always stayed away from cough suppressants because of a study in New England Journal of Medicine several years ago showing that they are no better than placebo at reducing cough, but can have negative side effects.  We encourage all parents not to use OTC cough suppressants for their children, so I wouldn’t want my fetus to be exposed either.

Tylenol is always ok, but doesn’t seem to work at all for me!

My OB said that benadryl is perfectly fine and safe and currently I use it nightly to reduce my horrible itching from the Lanolin allergy.  It works well to dry up congestion too.

Please remember this isn’t medical advice.  I’m glad that you are talking to your doctor as soon as you can, but remember that you can call their office on weekends too and the on-call doc will call you back and advise you.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Feel better Janna!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I second the Neti pot. It was a lifesaver for me when I had a head cold in February. My neti pot, tylenol and peppermint tea got me through it! I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I LOVE my neti pot! I use it daily for my allergies. Works just as good as allergy meds and it’s cheap, natural and works instantly. Great for allergies and colds! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hope you’re feeling better!  I personally try to stay away from medication as much as I can (I’m not prego, but would do the same if I was) because I just worry about what it does to my body.  One of my favorite things when I’m ill is making some lemon tea with a squeeze of honey…yum! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh yay!  That sucks it was bacterial infection but I’m glad it’s getting cleared up!  Yay for feeling better!

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