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Bronchitis & Sinusitis..advice needed

Jun 01, 2011 - 14 comments
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Bronchitis

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sinusitis

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antibiotics

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Pregnancy

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pregnancy over 35

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TTC




OK turns out I have both bronchitis and Sinusitis went to ER Dr wanted to admit me to the hospital says my lungs r blocked and Im high risk need to b monitored for a couple of days..I insisted on trying out the meds first before being admitted to the hospital so she made me sign a consent for that i take full responsibility then I left..after taking my prescription of course.

so my question is:
I'v been prescribed Zinnat twice a day, Bronchicum 3 times a day and a nasal spray..
I dont mind the last two but what do u think of taking antibiotics during pregnancy in the first trimester?!

I need ur advice everyone..Thanks in advance..

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by have 2 kids, Jun 01, 2011
Since you are pregnant you really should have followed the  Dr's advice and went into the hospital.  It sounds like you are very sick so I think the benefits outweigh the risks when it comes to taking antibiotics.

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by xx_Louise_xx, Jun 01, 2011
I know nothing about taking meds whilst pregnant, BUT, did u not ask at the hospital if they were safe.? Hope u feel better soon hun!! :)

I just came across this, it may help!

http://www.safefetus.com/index.htm

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by haz1104, Jun 01, 2011

Ya I agree but I was alone at that time and no1 in my family "not even DH" knew i was in the hospital..so it kinda made me freak out decided to wait for a couple of days ..meanwhile ask around and c what others who r experienced..think about it..
Thanks my friend I really appreciate ur advice!

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by haz1104, Jun 01, 2011
Thanks Louise this is kinda comforting lol makes me feel better about taking the meds..
I asked the Dr if the meds were safe she said its "PERFECTLY safe"  but i wanted 2c what others who had similar experiences think..

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by Michele, Katy, TX, Jun 01, 2011
Most antibiotics are safe while pregnant and I assume that the hospital knew you were pregnant.  So the doc knew this when the meds were prescribed.  I have had to take antibiotics during my first trimester for Bronchitis and had no problems.

I hope you feel better soon!

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by haz1104, Jun 01, 2011

Thanks Michele, Katy, TX I'm so relieved now that I no someone else out there went thru the same thing and went on to carry a full term healthy baby!

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by Michele, Katy, TX, Jun 01, 2011
You're welcome!  I get Bronchitis yearly and sometimes even twice a year.  I am just prone to it I guess.  I even got it at the beginning of this pregnancy, and had to take antibiotics for it.  That wasn't the first time either.  This is my 7th baby.  Your baby will be fine :)  I just pray you get better soon!

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by journey2motherhood, Jun 01, 2011
I wish you would have stayed in the hospital like they told you - but I understand.  If you're not feeling any better any time soon, you better go to the dr's again.
I would check with your dr on the meds too, although, I am sure they know what they are doing.  Now go rest!!

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by princessren88, Jun 01, 2011
I had a sinus infection (a very stubborn one) at 4 weeks so I was on strong antibiotics twice a day for 2 weeks so from week 4-6. I also have a cousin who had a sinus infection and took antibiotics in the first trimester and yer baby is now 2 months old and healthy!!! It's totally safe! Much safer then not taking it and risking your life and your babies! So please don't worry about anribiotics I did and it was unessasary stress!!! Try to rest and stick to the full dose of antibiotics!! Feel better soon!!!

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by retta483, Jun 01, 2011
:( I hope you are feeling better  wow you poor thing  Im praying you get some relief so you can enjoy beaing pregnant .
no pregnancy is the same though with my 4th i was gestational diabetic on insulin and always sick  my fifth sick all 9 months with morning sickness  my first three nothing just tired my sixth gestional diabetic again but not sick at all  but its better when you can enjoy beaing pregnant and not sick =) hope you feel better soon xx Loretta

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by Moma_Cher, Jun 01, 2011
Wow, I didn't realize you went to the hospital! I wish you would have stayed in! Have you told your hubby yet? Doesn't he want you to go back in?? How bout your mum?? Your bff?? You need a better support system! How did you get to hospital? Did you have to call a driver or ambulance?

If you insist on staying out of hospital, make sure you take the meds as directed!!! I hope you are better soon. Keep us all posted on your progress.

Sending loving healing vibes <3

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by echoecho9er, Jun 01, 2011
I had my first ever sinus infection whilst pregnant with Keely it was I think around the middle of the pregnancy. I was prescribed antibiotics and no problems at all : )  The only time you have to worry about antibioitics (as long as they knew you were preg. of course and prescribed accordingly) is when you're right at the end of the pregnancy around 38-40 weeks.  I just read about it today as I was prescribed an anti-b for my bladder infection.  HTH,  feel better, S

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by haz1104, Jun 02, 2011

Michelle, Thank u SO much for ur supportive words and sharing ur experience with me.. I also got them almost every yr but its been under control and have never gotten this bad! I'm glad things went well for u..and hope u complete this journey with an easy and smooth healthy labour also a healthy baby of course!

Cher, I didnt tell any1 until I left the hospital. crazy I no but actually i was just going in for some painkillers I REALLY wanted to sleep.. didnt think my lungs were blocked hehe and that I needed the whole rush of Ventolin with a mask and etc..aahh so much Drama hope the baby's ok after all this stress!

S, thanks for ur advice ..guess TTCin is only the beginning of the longest journey ever huh? sorry about ur bladder infection and sorry iv been out for so long..but I'm extremely miserable dont remember the last time I showered before today haha..probably 4 − 5 days ago before getting sick hehe hope u feel better soon and keep us posted with the updates on ur medicated cycle!

ladies, thank u ALL for ur support and comforting words..Im so blessed to have u in my life..Im feeling much better today..only took the cough syrup since my sore throat has been bearable and coughing is under control..DH still thinks i shudnt take the antibiotics lol but im gonna start them tomorrow if I don't feel better..

Thanks again..and hope no1 goes thru such a tough time ever!


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by sisi2399, Jun 02, 2011
I just saw this post.  Im so sorry you are so sick.  I  believe you should go get admitted at the hopital.  Nothing better then being there taken care by doctors.  Everything for the baby right?  I will be praying for you

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