I have a bad cough (wheezy chest and I feel like I'm drowning in phlegm) and I'm 28 weeks pregnant. This is a pain in the bum, especily since the pregnancy means I am restricted as to what I can take. However, I am getting sick of the side effects-I ended up in A+E with stabbing stomach pains which turned out to be a strained muscle due to coughing too much and last night I somehow managed to cough a filling out of my tooth!
It is really getting silly. Does anyone have any tips for making myself feel better? Up to now I'm taking a lintus for chesty coughs and a low dose of paracetomol for the muscle strain and headache as well as propping myself on one side, raised at both the head and feet (to prevent cramp) and supported at the bump while I'm in bed.
Are you wheezing? You need to go the gp if so. Also when you are coughing try supporting your bump with your hands - it gives some support. You can take the 1gm of paracetamol 4 x day safely. But if you are wheezing you need to see your gp. hth
I had a rotten cough when I was pregnant and sucked on murray mints when I felt the cough coming on (didn't want to suck on cough sweets in case they hurt baby!). I took the mints to bed and could be found munching on them at various times of night.