December 17, 2010

Cold Medications

Oh, Cold & Sinus medications - how I miss you!!

I don't think I have ever endured a nasty cold without my good buddies Sinutab, Tylenol Cold & Sinus Extra Strength, and others for both night and day.

Until now.

Apparently there's a million things you can't eat, do and take when you're pregnant... for the most part, I'm ok with that (though I do miss my regular tuna sandwiches!)... Until now.

I have one doozy of a head cold. I have never missed work for a cold before. Until now.

My boss sent me home early on Wednesday because I looked and sounded so miserable... and he was scared of getting sick. I woke up feeling even more miserable on Thursday, so took a sick day... spent most of my day sleeping, drinking water, sneezing, going through tissues and running for bathroom breaks. I would have given a lot to take a daytime Tylenol Cold & Sinus to stop the sneezing, dry up the nose a bit and give me some congestion relief. But, for the love and well-being of this child, I refrained.... and continue to refrain.

While I continue to sneeze and go through tissues...  (thankfully my body feels a little more alive today than yesterday)

I just H.O.P.E. I don't go through too many colds in the next few months. Nasty.

thanks for letting me vent.


  1. I hope you're feeling better soon! Have you asked your OB if there's anything you can take? There are a few over-the-counter cold meds my OB is okay with to treat cold symptoms. Hang in there!

  2. Aw. Yuck. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. THanks ladies :)
    @Emily - I haven't asked, but I will in case I'm one of those people that have colds one after another for the pregnancy! I kind of count on "google" for most of my education - and there doesn't seem to be many ppl pro meds. Do you remember what over-the-counter cold meds you were allowed?

  4. Janna, sorry I didn't respond until now! I tried to comment yesterday, but my connection wasn't working. I hope you're feeling better. In case you aren't, I'm nearly positive my doc was OK with Robitussin DM and Sudafed, both regular strength and NOT in the multiple-symptom or sustained release form. Those are also fine by WebMD (I do my fair share of "Dr.Google" searches myself!) Hang in there!

  5. Thank you Emily!! I'm actually feeling a million times better, but I love having the information for future reference... should it be needed. (hopefully not) :)


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