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I can't breatheeee!

(12 Posts)
Tea1Sugar Sat 22-Mar-14 14:43:00

35+4 with a totally blocked nose. Tmi but blowing my nose achieves absolutely nothing. I'm chewing food with my gob open which is gross but I can't breathe out my nose at all. I've slapped on vicks and olbas oil but it's seriously pissing me off. What else can I use?!

Beanymonster Sat 22-Mar-14 14:52:53

I've got this and I'm only 21 weeks, it's the most infuriating thing in the world not that I've found anything that help...

Sorry, but I feel your pain if that helps!

eurochick Sat 22-Mar-14 14:52:55

Steam - bowl of hot water, towel over head. Put a drop of olbas in if you want.

crazylady2013 Sat 22-Mar-14 19:46:44

Unfortunately there is nothing much you can do. Blowing won't help because your sinuses are swollen and therefore blocked. Nothing to do with mucus. Steaming relives it for a bit. I have had the same problem right from the start angry . I do find the cold weather makes it worse.

Surprisethird Sun 23-Mar-14 07:41:17

I get this a lot, but trying to unblock your nose just caused aggravation and makes the swelling worse! I also tell my kids when they have a blocked nose to ignore it and just keep breathing through your mouth and ignore the nose part altogether and eventually the swelling will go down and unblock naturally, a bath or a steamy shower can help, but patience and ignoring it , I think helps the best, hope you feel better soon xx

badfurday Sun 23-Mar-14 13:12:25

I have had this for ages now (currently 38 weeks) I can set my watch by it, 7pm every night. Im using breathright strips, I look like a tit, but being able to breath through my nose when I have my evening meal and sleep at night is so important. You could try them?

Jakeyblueblue Sun 23-Mar-14 15:56:10

I had this last time and have it this pregnancy too. It's called pregnancy rhinitis I think. It's a pain! confused

Beanymonster Sun 23-Mar-14 18:35:48

Had anyone else totally lost their taste as well? It's making me rather depressed but I feel like it's related to my nasal problems!

Expectingtwins1975 Sun 23-Mar-14 18:55:17

I second the breathe right strips ... Only thing that's helped for me - although still doesn't totally fix it

Boogles91 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:40:44

Glad im not the only one, mines been blocked for four weeks now :@ iust put it down to a cold lol but reading it could be due to pg i think i might look into it now, im only 24wks xx

Suzietwo Mon 24-Mar-14 08:32:55

I particularly like the sharp sore throat first thing in the morning which comes with being a MouThBREATHER

Beanymonster Mon 24-Mar-14 18:50:54

My mouth was so dry from breathing through it all bloody night this morning I tried to swallow and my tongue was literally stuck to the roof of my mouth.... Why does nobody warn you of these problems?!

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