Just a little background ... I am at 23 weeks and have been sick since before Christmas: first a few day tummy bug, then a horrid cough/cold that i picked up from DS, who is in his first year of school and bringing home just about everything. he made it through with no drugs (pediatrician said it was a virus) and never had a fever. but ... after a week plus of coughing all night every night, i've exhausted just about every homeopathic remedy in the book. and then last thursday couldn't stop shivering ... went to the 24 hr urgent care clinic, and the doc there prescribed ammoxicilin and parecetemol (tylenol). said he couldn't be sure it wasn't a virus but didn't want to take any risks of it turning into pneumonia etc. he did give me permission to tough it out a few more days,though. so, i didn't take either of them, because i really really really do not want to take abx while pregnant. i have enough gut issues of my own LOL. but, that night it all went into my ears. i am vey predisposed to ear infections and i thnk that they are one of the most painful things ever ... so awful. so went to my reg doc the next day, and she prescribed some ear drops, and again, told me that if i don't improve with those that i should take the ammox. my sister is also a dr and i spoke with her and she said to wait a few more days as it is prob viral. the ear drops are helping somewhat ... but then it went into my sinuses. oh my gosh, ack!!! anyway. i couldn't take it anymore and took the tylenol last night so that i coul d maybe get some sleep. it helped some with the pain and this morning my sinuses are sooo much better. i am still coughing up mucus and my ears are still plugged though. i started running a fever (low-grade), which normally i would just deal with as it helps fight the infection, but i was afraid for babe and so took another tylenol. now i am at last resting relatively peacefully (thank God ...). that said. what do you all think about tylenol??? i'm not looking to get ripped for taking meds, but rather just for honest information and opinions on both sides. thanks ladies!