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Poorly sick with nasty cold......

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MissCKitty Wed 22-Dec-10 15:59:24

and feeling really sorry for myself sad
Been to my GP this morning and he has said that its just a really nasty virus and there's not a whole lot I can do bar some paracetamol, plenty of fluids and staying in the warm. I am however 34+4 and feel a bit crappy anyway.....

So am hoping you lovely ladies will have some suggestions on what I can do to feel better. Have already started on the xmas chocolates and they do seem to be helping wink

JingleJulezbooBells Wed 22-Dec-10 16:06:13

Plenty of pure orange got me through my horrid nasty cold/virus a few weeks ago feel better soon

sotough Wed 22-Dec-10 16:14:52

hi, just to say i can relate...i'm 36 weeks and feeling crap with a streaming cold, sore throat, red nose, no energy at all, and up literally ten times a night for the loo. i look like shit. needless to say DS 3.5 is not cutting me any slack. i don't have any smart ideas for getting through this - i am just telling myself that each day i feel like this is one crossed off the total number!

nannyl Wed 22-Dec-10 16:27:58

honey and lemon

dont think im pg (on 2ww) but had nastu cpld a few days ago and it really helped

nannyl Wed 22-Dec-10 16:28:17

nasty cold even!!!

squirrel007 Wed 22-Dec-10 16:42:55

I like bottlegreen's lemongrass and ginger cordial made with hot water - it's quite spicy so good for blocked noses! Hope you feel better soon

sotough Thu 23-Dec-10 10:48:19

hi MissC how are you today? I had a terrible night and am feeling more sorry for myself than ever! lay awake till 3am with trips to the loo every 40mins or so because baby pressing on my bladder. feel exhausted and utterly crap this morning. you?

MissCKitty Thu 23-Dec-10 11:35:47

sotough Sorry to hear you are feeling crappy, my heart goes out to you on the baby on bladder thing. Mine trampolines on my bladder, on the hour every hour from about 3 am too smile

Found out today that I have proper flu and feel bloody awful.sad However having said that I slept fairly well last night. But body temp is all over the place so one minute I am wrapped up in dressing gown, slanket and duvet and the next minute I want to strip off and dance naked in the snow grin

Am waiting on some advice about treatment from my GP and obstetrician cos have been offered anti virals like tamiflu. Have posted a couple of times today re other peoples' experiences with them cos am not sure I want to take them as the risks for pregnancy are not known.

crumblequeen Thu 23-Dec-10 14:00:22

Just joining in the horrible cold/flu list! Day 4 of burning chest, sore throat has reduced my voice to a whisper so DS 2.9 is happily enjoying unrestricted access to tv and whatever else he wants to do! Saw gp yesterday and she was great but said its too late really for anti virals as day 3 by then. Honey and lemon is good though. I am 34+3, I am consoling myself with the fact I have this now and not in 5 weeks time.

Hope everyone else starts to feel better soon!

JoEW Thu 23-Dec-10 14:39:54

Olbas oil! It's the only thing that has got me through this week - had a stinking cold and felt so miserable and frustrated when I couldn't breathe at night. Put loads on a pillow and it helps you breathe when you sleep. Drop some in boiling water and steam your head, really helps too.

I went to Boots to ask if there was ANYTHING I could take to help and was told drink lots of fluids and eat fruit. That wasn't the answer I was after!

Honey and lemon also good.

Hope everyone feels better soon, I've just got a cough left now and think at least I got it before Christmas.

Pregnancy sucks sometimes!

stegasaurus Thu 23-Dec-10 17:21:52

Me too. I nearly cried at the lady in Boots who told me that no Lemsip-type things are suitable in pregnancy after I stood in a huge queue to ask. Some of them only have paracetamol, vitamin C and flavourings in so I don't know why I can't have them. I don't have the option of drinking lots of fluid or resting as I have to work everyday for the rest of the year except Christmas Day and there isn't usually time to drink much in my job.

Firsttimer36 Thu 23-Dec-10 20:30:26

I have a really awful cold and only around 5 weeks so haven't even had my first midwife appt yet. I am trying not to take anything for it but wondered if anything is safe i.e. paracetamol?

crumblequeen Thu 23-Dec-10 21:04:39

Firsttimer yes paracetamol allowed but that's it as far as I know, definitely not ibuprofen or the decongestants. Get well soon!

sh77 Thu 23-Dec-10 21:14:48

Lemsip contains decongestant and so not allowed.

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