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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 06:33 AM   1
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The never ending cold...


I just need a bit of a whine...but I have had this cold for almost 3 weeks now with no end in sight! I am getting so frustrated! It's not even the same cold. I had one for a little ov er a week and was starting to feel better when I thought "am I getting sick again?!" Turns out you can catch another cold when you already have one.

So cue the second cold...and both of these colds have had congestion like you wouldn't believe, like I've been suffocating on my own snot. I briefly took Afrin because I couldn't stand it anymore, but I went through a phase when I was younger when I was hooked on it so I stopped after 3 days to avoid that. The result is that I cannot sleep, cannot breathe, can barely function.

Now it's moved down into my chest and I am coughing during week 3. Ugh make it stop! I am a teacher so I am not unused to getting weird stuff like this but I thought I was beyond the point where my immune system couldn't cope with my germy little friends. I feel as if I will be sick forever!

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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 12:58 PM   2
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I could've written this. I've had 3 colds in 4 weeks. The congestion is terrible, I wheeze and crackle, and they last so long. My rib on one side is sooo sore from coughing. My ob gave me an inhaler and has me take mucinex and sudafed for congestion. I'm so ready for this to be over



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 14:22 PM   3
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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 15:19 PM   4
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I could've written this. I've had 3 colds in 4 weeks. The congestion is terrible, I wheeze and crackle, and they last so long. My rib on one side is sooo sore from coughing. My ob gave me an inhaler and has me take mucinex and sudafed for congestion. I'm so ready for this to be over
I have an appointment on Wednesday and if I'm not better I will see if there's anything different I can take. Nothing works anyways even when not pregnant.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 15:25 PM   5
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I have a cold right now too. I sympathize. My DH caught a cold and gave it to me despite my best efforts. I have asthma that gets triggered by viruses so even as my cold improves, my lungs are shot. I have been coughing so hard I feel like every muscle in my abdomen is torn to shreds. Like taking an already stretched out balloon and then beating it with a stick every time I cough. SO AWFUL.

All I can offer is solidarity and hope you feel better soon.



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2017, 14:22 PM   6
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I've had a sore throat for 8 weeks now just won't shift



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 14:41 PM   7
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I was sick for two months (cold, sinus infection, flu), got better then got another cold so I totally sympathize...it sucks. Because being pregnant is bad enough!



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 15:25 PM   8
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Had my 28 week appointment today and my OB is giving me a ZPac to try and kick this thing finally. It's moved down into my chest into a horrible cough and he's worried about it turning to pneumonia. I hope this works and gives me some relief. It's not going away it's just morphing into something different each week. Ugh.



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 18:45 PM   9
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I had to skip my whooping cough vaccine bc I was still sick. I'm feeling like I'm at the end of it now though. I hope the zpack helps. Mine is viral



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 18:51 PM   10
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Argh tell me about it! I've had a cold for almost 2 weeks now. So much phlegm in my throat that is not going away and now dry mouth and throat at night. Its almost impossible to sleep at this point. =(



 
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