I am 14.5 weeks pregnant. I have had problems with congestion since 8 weeks. Since about 11 weeks, it has been unmanageable. I have done sinus rinses, nose strips, sudafed, benedryl at night, vicks rub, and zyrtec. I can get about two hours of sleep at night before I wake up with my nose running and nose clogged. My husband has started sleeping the guest room because I keep him up at night. I tend to go through a roll of toilet paper blowing my nose in two to three nights. I stay awake for one to three hours at night trying to breath, blowing my nose, and trying to fall back asleep. I stay congested all day only with relief of an about two hours after taking sudafed.
My question is....do any of you know of anything I can ask my OB to prescribe me? I have talked to my Family Practitioner about steroid injections and they do not give those. I am at my wits end. Any help will be much appreciated.
Oh BTW, I have some problems with allergies but nothing proven, had the back test and came out negative on all allergies so they just told me to take allegra. I can't take allegra and sudafed together so I switched to zyrtec. I am also allergic to IB Profrin and Aspirin.