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Bloody common cold!

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BlueButTrue Tue 31-Oct-17 22:00:25

Argh, I know this isn’t the place to put the thread really but AIBU to be angst there isn’t a symptom masker for it now? It’s 2017!

I’m very heavily pregnant, thought I was in labour 48 hours ago but no.

I can’t physically breathe, nose is running like anything and yet I can’t even breathe out of my nostrils hmm Baby is huge and right under my ribs, my tummy feels like it’s about to pop it’s so tight. I feel crushed from the inside.

Came upstairs sobbing a few hours ago because I had to keep putting my fork down after a few mouthfuls of pasta - Arms are aching and I don’t have the energy to lift the fork to my face properly blush

I feel like I’ve done a 10K run or something, I feel so wiped out but can’t even sleep because I cannot breathe.

I can’t speak properly because my throat feels like I’ve swallowed a pack of razors, and that’s making breathing harder too.

I can’t do this anymore! Someone remove this ‘dearest’ child from me at once!

Why is there still no remedy to take away the symptoms of a cold?

I know getting rid of it completely by some form of tablet or whatever isn’t realistic but I thought you might be able to get something to make you feel normal again envy

Glumglowworm Tue 31-Oct-17 22:20:25


I thought I was miserable with a cold (caught from volunteering with other people's children!) but you win with being massively pregnant as well!

Hope you feel human again soon!

Iloveanimals Tue 31-Oct-17 22:21:52

Awww I'm so sorry sad
Get well soon flowers

BlueButTrue Tue 31-Oct-17 22:44:08

Thank you for these lovely replies flowers

I’m in the mood to jump off the top of my house when I can’t breathe properly... Pregnancy makes me incredibly dramatic at times.

Almost ripped my husband’s face off for licking his plate after dinner. Had to call him up for a hug 10 minuted later blush

iver Tue 31-Oct-17 22:51:30

i feel so sorry for you, i know what it’s like! i had a really bad cough for about 3 weeks leading up to giving birth then for another month after. tore all my stitches coughing and kept waking dd up 😭 i hope you get better before the baby makes an appearance flowers

Twopeapods Tue 31-Oct-17 22:55:19

Oh no! YANBU!
I really hope this is the worst part and tomorrow you will start to feel better.
I had D&V at 38 weeks and I thought I was dying. (I was being a drama queen too). You are entitled to be at this stage.

BlueButTrue Tue 31-Oct-17 23:06:40

iver Argh, that’s awful! Did you go through labour like it too?! It’s horrendous.

Twopeapods D&V is one of the worst things, out of everything, being sick is my worst fear. The diarrhoea is something I’ve never minded though but I don’t think I’ve actually ever had a sick bug at the same time as having the trots? blush always one or the other for me

BrioAmio Tue 31-Oct-17 23:12:35

Yes! 37 weeks pregnant and full of it, throat is full of knives and even the GP said all I can really do is suck a fucking sweetie, i feel crap as I’ve had too much sugar (lozenges and honey and lemon) to try and soothe it, coughing hurts throat, stomach muscles and I can’t breathe.

Husband told me to rest and go to sleep early but I can’t get to sleep my throat hurts so much.

My toddler is getting frustrated at not doing anything and the fact I can’t read stories at the moment as I have no voice.

I just want some decent sleep before the baby arrives!

BlueButTrue Tue 31-Oct-17 23:15:11

Brio Sorry to hear it flowers When’s your due date?

Think I’ve spoken to you on MN before, didn’t you last ask me what castor oil was actually for when I was going on a rampage about pregnancy women being refused things at pharmacies? grin

iver Tue 31-Oct-17 23:41:44

honestly i felt fine during labour (obviously apart from pushing out a baby hmm) but i didn’t cough once! i think there was too much going on in my body to think about coughing as well grin

Theresamayscough Wed 01-Nov-17 00:04:59

Hideous you poor thing flowers. Still st least it’s not a man cold! That’s far worse. wink

OutComeTheWolves Wed 01-Nov-17 04:33:33

Pregnancy colds are the worst. When I was pregnant with my first, I got a cold which then led to a sinus infection and it was easily the shittest I've ever felt.

Disclaimer- I've never had a genuinely serious illness.

If it's any consolation, I had a cold when I reached full term and was dreading going into labour full of cold, but I didn't seem to notice it. It was definitely the least of my worries in labour!

BlueButTrue Wed 01-Nov-17 06:42:39

Disclaimer- I've never had a genuinely serious illness

Oh don’t worry about that - I’ve had anything from a blood clot in my lungs to vomiting blood due to a burst ulcer.

I find the generic illness stuff much worse to be honest confusedgrin

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