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Cold & flu tablets, what can I take? Help!

(12 Posts)
LJHH Thu 10-Jul-14 09:40:27

I am 34 weeks gone, and have the most horrendous cold/sore throat/headache etc etc. Tried to have a nice early night, laid awake til 4.30am (by which point crazy pregnancy hormones were kicking in and making everything worse!) so now completely knackered on top of everything else hmm

Is there anything I can take to help it? Paracetomol isn't cutting it and I just feel bloody awful confused

Kels13 Thu 10-Jul-14 09:44:39

I'm in the same position. Watching with interest!

LJHH Thu 10-Jul-14 09:49:33

You have my sympathy! Hope you feel better soon smile

LBNM19 Thu 10-Jul-14 10:08:54

I've had this to, was awful feeling better now though, parcetomol, water and lots of rest is what I done. Also steam helped to clear my nose xx

hubbahubster Thu 10-Jul-14 10:27:49

Honey, lemon and ginger all in hot water. Works better than anything - used to be a real pill-popper when it came to colds but now I use this even when not pregnant as it's so effective.

Becca1818 Thu 10-Jul-14 10:39:19

A nurse told me all you can take is paracetamol. I had a raging cold last week but persevered sad

mssleepyhead Thu 10-Jul-14 10:41:27

Went to the pharmacist for the same thing this week. She said nothing but Vicks Vapour Rub to help with congestion. Day off, honey and lemon and eventually becoming so exhausted I fell asleep kind of did it for me, although still a bit bunged up 3 days later.

stargirl1701 Thu 10-Jul-14 10:41:50

Lloyds Pharmacy Honey & Lemon pastilles. Total placebo, but nice to sook!

Paracetamol, rest and steam.

LJHH Thu 10-Jul-14 10:43:21

I will try this now @hubba thank you x
I miss lemsip hmm (and wine!)

mousmous Thu 10-Jul-14 10:44:55

inhalation with chamomile or mint tea
saline nasal spray

EssexGirlLottie Thu 10-Jul-14 20:10:16

You can also have lockets for sore throat (little consolation I know). Hope you feel better soon

LJHH Thu 10-Jul-14 20:32:21

I'll send DP out for lockets in a second smile
Managed to sleep a little today (hooooray!) and feel a bit better for it

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