Anyone have an experience during their first trimester with post nasal drip? I am miserable. The mucous is so thick that it keeps making me gag and almost vomit. I desperately want to take Mucinex but it's not on my doctor's approved list. I want to try to avoid meds but I don't know if I'll get any sleep tonight without something. Sudafed definitely changes my blood pressure/heartbeat so that's out. I took one dose of that and realized it wasn't the best idea. I was thinking benadryl might help and it seems like a lot of people online have said they've taken that in their first trimester. I know those neti pots are supposed to be helpful but I don't do well with those.
Any suggestions or reassurances? This is such a miserable cold. Not to mention the havoc it is playing on my stomach.
I didn't think I would do well with a neti pot, but once I got the right kind it made ALL the difference. I've always hated water up my nose, but when I tried my new neti pot it so soothing (I use a water/salt mixture that sits on the counter until the salt fully dissolves, plus warm warm water). You might give it another try, after thoroughly blowing your nose.
Totally gross, but I feel like I get more mucous out when I don't use a tissue - like I stand over the sink and press one nostril while blowing hard. Then repeat for the other side. After that I gargle some warm salt water, and use the neti pot. Totally clears me out!
I hope you feel better soon!!
I have a "cold" which I am pretty sure is pregnancy-related. I've also been sneezing for 5 days. It's not a typical cold pattern for me.
Anyway, I like using a saline spray. I hold one nostil, spray it up there, repeat on the other side. Wait a minute, then blow. It definitely helps clear things up!
#1 born after IVF.