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God I feel SO ill!

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RockLovesMincePies Sat 04-Dec-10 11:31:43

I have a cough which is doing my head in, I go through phases where I just can't stop and I am knackered!

I still have nausea (and a sensitive stomach) at 32 weeks along and this virus is just making it all so much worse. I hardly ever get colds and when I do they don't usually bother me, but this is making me feel so awful and miserable.

I was supposed to be taking dp and dd (5) out to get decorations today, but dp says I am not well enough and it is too slippy for me to be walking about (he is in town). I am so disappointed in myself as I rarely go out at weekends because I feel sick (and panicky) and I wanted to get dd out of the house for a change.

I hate being pregnant and I hate being a rubbish mum sad. Does pregnancy make coughs and colds feel worse, or am I just a complete wuss?

Mmmaa Sat 04-Dec-10 11:40:39

I know how you feel, I have a terrible cold at the moment and where normally I would dose myself up with about a million remedies, the only thing I can take is paracetamol which doesn't help at all.

I think it does feel worse just because I know I can't take anything that will make me better.

Get your DP to get you some lockets (safe in pregnancy) and if he can find them, menthol tissues - they really help to clear your head.

Hope you feel better soon smile

destructogirl Sat 04-Dec-10 11:45:29

I know just how you feel.
I'm 35 weeks and I feel awful. Nasty chesty cough and cold.
I think pregnancy does make coughs and colds feel worse, can't take anything for it. I am seriously craving a lemsip right now.

I'd like to go out too, hate being stuck in the house and I want to go out and get christmasy stuff.


RockLovesMincePies Sat 04-Dec-10 12:18:47

Thank god it's not just me, but obviously crap that you ladies are suffering too! Trouble is I haven't been able to get out as much as I'd like for the whole pregnancy due to horrible nausea which just won't go.

As a result I often get panicky when I have to go anywhere too far from home and I now have major cabin fever, I'm sure my poor dd does too. I am counting down the days until this baby is born as I am desperate to feel normal again, although it feels like I never will.

God I'm such a misery guts!

snowangels1 Sun 05-Dec-10 09:32:58

waves to RLMP

I've got a cold too DH had a bug last week and due to being snowed in with no escape from him all week I've now got it (only into day 3 of it though). It's horrible - I had such a sore throat that I was in tears and couldn't talk or breathe well and paracetamol was completely useless and yesterday I couldn't cross my legs as my joints ached so much. I've been doing lots of inhalations with a bit of olbas/vicks to help my sinuses out and taking paracetamol when I really feel the need to (not that it helps much...).

I think that in pg things seem worse as we can't take medication and also, as we feel rough all the time anyway this just excascabates (can't spell) it. Also, I've read that we can be more likely to suffer secondary infections (eg chest infection/sinunsitis) due to something to do with hormones. So, be careful - take it easy, wrap up warm and just don't go out until you feel better - that's what I'm trying to do anyway. I have serious cabin fever too - haven't seen natural sun light other that through a window in over 3 days and for a week not been further than the garden due to so much snow and ice and everyone worrying I'll fall over. Had to miss mw and antenatal class due to snow.

Oh, I've been rubbing 4head on my head too and drinking honey and lemon. Am desperate to give a good sniff of sudofed nose spray as I know that would really help me out but alas can't. I'm trying (hard!) to find a silver lining and all I can think is at least it's not a tummy bug and that it hopefully will be out of the way by christmas...

Thinking of you and feeling the pain. x

RockLovesMincePies Sun 05-Dec-10 12:49:29

Aw, sorry to hear you're suffering too snowangels (see you've got your Christmas name too lol). Dp has just taken dd out to inspect the new play park that has just been opened, so at least she'll get some fresh air today.

I wouldn't care so much about being stuck inside if I didn't have dd, it's her I feel sorry for. She wanted to go swimming today, but I am not really up to getting in the pool with this horrid cough.

We are lucky that we don't have any snow down here in Devon, but it has been freezing and we've had alot of ice everywhere. I am just so fed up of feeling ill, this is the third weekend in a row I haven't been out. I have to go out in the week for school/swimming classes etc, and Friday night we took dd to her school Christmas Fair, but weekends I am useless!

I need to get some Christmas decs urgently though, but I have a feeling they'll be ordered online. That's the trouble with living in a fairly rural area, all the big shops are at least a 20 min drive away.

Hope you have a nice day.

snowangels1 Sun 05-Dec-10 14:57:08

yeah, I live in a village but not massively rural like you, but to get anywhere with decent sized shops involves a 15 or so min drive.

Can you make some lovely homemade decorations with DD? I'm sure you could do alot even just with felt pens and paper and some christmas inspiration... grin. Might make you feel better about not taking her out anywhere too.

RockLovesMincePies Sun 05-Dec-10 17:10:19

I plan to do some paper chains with dd at some point, I always used to do that when I was a child.

Dp took her to the park and then baked a cake with her which she loved...erm, I think I'm supposed to be doing the baking lol. He is being so good bless him, I couldn't get through this without him, he is an angel!

I live in a small town, but it is still fairly rural and the shops here are mainly limited to health food outlets, bakeries and various boutiques (we are a tourist place really).

Plymouth is really the only place to go for all the big shops, which is about 25 miles or so from us. Next year I plan to go there alot more often as I'm presuming I won't feel ill after baby is here.

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