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Help, really bad chest infection while pregnant..

(9 Posts)
fastasleep Tue 26-Apr-05 08:55:10

I'm meant to be staying away from this evil addictive place lol but I've got a really bad chest infection, it started as a cough about 3 days ago but now it feels like my whole throat and upper chest is really tightly constricted and I can barely get any air in... since yesterday I've been sitting as still as possible while panting away as if I've run a marathon! I can't sleep because if I lie down at all I cough non stop and if I try sitting up the panting keeps me awake! Doctor says I can't take anything because I'm pregnant...has he just fobbed me off again?! Husband is getting to the point of wanting me to sleep downstairs and he's not coming home till later and my toddler's running me ragged! Help!

Evesmama Tue 26-Apr-05 08:58:06

friend of mine was prescribed low dose antibiotics for chest infection when heavilly pg??

fastasleep Tue 26-Apr-05 09:01:06

Damn that doctor... he told me I was too young to have a smear after my last baby, at my booking in appointment this time my midwife looked really shocked and said that was bllcks

Evesmama Tue 26-Apr-05 09:07:40

i dont trust them after they gave my dd two lots of paracetamol medicine and said it was fine to give high doses of both three times a day!!!!!

fastasleep Tue 26-Apr-05 09:08:12

Grr @ them all!

Evesmama Tue 26-Apr-05 09:09:38

can you see a different doc??

hoxtonchick Tue 26-Apr-05 09:09:50

i'm on my 3rd lot of antibiotics for an ear infection in the past month, & i'm 29 weeks pregnant. find another dr! hope you feel better soon.

Evesmama Tue 26-Apr-05 09:10:53

this might help

fastasleep Tue 26-Apr-05 09:11:20

They all seem a bit crap at my surgery but I can see a different one there and moan at them, it's just a hassle when I have to walk there going 'pant pant pant wheeeeeeeeze' lol...thanks for the advice though, honestly one day I'm going to shout at my doctor!

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