Got a really bad cold... out of breath?!

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  1. MamaK

    MamaK Mama to Miles

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    Hi everyone,

    For the past 2 days I have had the worst cold ever, I think the last time I felt this bad was when I was about 9!!!

    Completely tired
    Nose completely blocked
    Head feels like someone has hit me with a frying pan 10 times
    Sneezing and blowing my nose a million times a day

    But my question is, did anyone have a bad cold and be completely breathless???

    .... Maybe its because I cant breath through my nose that its more difficult, but it really feels like I have to breath very deeply to get enough air.

    Also, what has everyone been using to help breath - for example, can we use Vicks / Olbas Oil in pregnancy?!

    :hug: to all :)
     
  2. meg

    meg Mum to 1 and TTC!

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    I think vicks is a no no, but olbas ok. I've been using it for the last 2 weeks, as like you, i've got the worse cold and cough ever which is making it really hard to breathe....hope you get better soon, i have complete sympathy with you!
     
  3. Zoey1

    Zoey1 Baby Juliette Born 6/10

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    Hi! I am dealing w/ a very nasty cold right now as well. I have the exact same symptoms. Unfortunately pg women can't take meds as we normally would. Vicks is a no no. But my moms a nurse and came over last night w/ saline water drops for my nose. She also had me put a towel over my head breathing in VERY hot water which helped break up the congestion. I hope you feel better.
     
  4. MamaK

    MamaK Mama to Miles

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    Im so sorry you feel the same, it is horrible!!!!!

    Yes breathing is the difficulty :(

    Hope you get better soon too, sending 'healthy' vibes your way ;):hug:
     
  5. MamaK

    MamaK Mama to Miles

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    Thanks for the advice, I am going to try the 'steaming' ;)

    I hope you feel better soon, its terrible feeling like this... sending 'healthy' vibes to you :hug:
     
  6. mrsholmes

    mrsholmes Well-Known Member

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    hope u feel better tomorrow, just try and stay in bed and sweat itout xx
     
  7. Happy

    Happy Mummy to Phoebe

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    I've also got a serious cold at the moment I feel so awful. I rang the NHS helpline this morning to find out what we can take and I was told vicks is fine???
     
  8. MamaK

    MamaK Mama to Miles

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    Exactly what I am doing :) Feeling a bit better now, still off work though... Thanks for your message :) :hug:
     
  9. MamaK

    MamaK Mama to Miles

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    I did check some things online too and they are saying a no no to Vicks... Hope you feel better!!!:hug:
     
  10. Happy

    Happy Mummy to Phoebe

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    I checked on their website and it says 'If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use' which I did and they said it was fine. I posted in the second tri as well and people have been using it in there. Just remembered there are loads of vicks products, i've being using vapor rub.

    Hope you feel better soon too xx
     
  11. happyfamily123

    happyfamily123 Expecting Baby #3

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    I've been feeling this exact same way but have no idea what's ok to take!
     
  12. Happy

    Happy Mummy to Phoebe

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    You can really only have paracetamol (sp) to try and relieve the symptoms, I was told I could use vicks vapour rub as well but thats it. Just got to sweat it out, i've never been so ill with a cold in my life!!
     
  13. MamaK

    MamaK Mama to Miles

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    hope your all feeling a bit better now, I am 1 week further and still not 100%

    Hugs and healthy thoughts to u all x
     

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