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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 01:47 AM   1
the_key2005
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Dry throat and nasal passage


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Am 38wks and for a while now I been waking up at night with a very dry throat and dry nasal passage. Sometimes one nostril will be blocked and no matter how much water I drink I only manage to wet my throat only for it to feel real dry again. Sometimes its so bad I feel my Tongue getting stuck to the sides. My epiglottis which I don't normally feel during the day I actually feel at night and when I breath out through my nose I feel it flip up. Diabetes has been ruled out and i use a humidifier but it persists. My midwife says it should end soon as baby is here as it seems to be pregnancy related. Has anyone else experienced this and been back to normal afterwards? It's hard enough trying to sleep at 38wks  help!!



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 02:27 AM   2
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I started with this a couple of nights ago. I'm hoping it gets better but I have noticed I keep flipping onto my back in my sleep as I have a really blocked nose all the time. Not sure there is much you can do except trying to keep your throat lubricated with fluid.



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 03:05 AM   3
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I'm full of cold and finding sleeping really tricky. Already uncomfy but now can't breathe on my sides so having to prop myself on at least 4 pillows plus my v shaped one! Not sure about the dryness but I am waking up with my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth alot. Presumably cos my nose is blocked and I am sleeping wiht my mouth open!?!? xxx



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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 04:22 AM   4
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I've been suffering with this too. I think it's just because the weather is so cold at the moment and the air in the bedroom is really dry. It's very uncomfortable and kept me awake for ages last night after I woke up for a bathroom trip.



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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 04:37 AM   5
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I'm 29 weeks but I've had this since my first trimester... I'm hoping it goes after the birth



 
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 07:55 AM   6
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The last week or so I've had the same thing. Once I'm up and moving it seems to be better, but it does make already tough, sleepless nights even tougher. Hang in there.



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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 08:01 AM   7
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I sympathise. I've been similar since 1st tri. I am fed up of waking up dried out and parched. I have a really awful cold at the minute which is making it worse. I wake up and my throat is literally burning where it is so dried out. Even in the day my nasal passages are much drier than normal. I've always suffered with terrible sinusitis so this doesn't help. I fear the cure is giving birth. Hope you can find a way to be more comfortable. xxx



 
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 09:19 AM   8
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Just getting over this kinda, had a head cold for past week, it start with nose- being stuffy on one side, than i would sleep with mouth open cause i couldnt breath thru nose anymore and my mouth got so dry and it developed to a sore throat. i tried a humidifier, than switched to a vicks vaporizer. that didnt help and i couldnt get good sleep, so i took tylenol thats really the only thing i wanted to take, dont want to take anything else .. just too scared to try robitussin or sudafed but they arent for what i had anyways. my doc told me to try chlorseptic spray and i did and my sore throat went away .. drinks lot's of fluids like water/tea during day and maybe suck on something too to keep mouth wet, like halls or mints. i hope this helps and i hope you feel better!!!!



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Old Dec 9th, 2010, 19:23 PM   9
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Thanks girls it's nice to know am not alone. My doctor couldn't explain why it was happening but agreed she could tell my throat was inflammed but with no pain or infection. She says it maybe a reaction to the hormones. I found being elevated in bed helps a little. So I pile up pillows in bed so the top half of me is higher. Now just to get past this heartburn arghh if it's not one thing it's a other I tell you. Well I have 3 days to my due date so wish me luck.



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2010, 21:26 PM   10
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Me too (hence I am awake and posting at 2am). Been having it for months and I drink masses of water - at least 3 litres per day and up to 1 litre overnight. Every morning I wake up with a snotty snitch and spend half my day blowing my nose. Look forward to that going away once madam arrives!!!



 
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