Okay, so I've been sick for over a week now.
I'm about 37 weeks along. (I'm so close, I can hardly wait!!)
I don't really have access to many herbs or natural remedies, because of living overseas. The base doesn't carry them, and I have't found a place off-base that sells herbs yet, and even if I did, I don't know the Japanese names for the herbs I want.
It started with a runny nose, progressed to a really aweful sore throat, and now I am dry coughing, which hurts like heck on my sore throat! It's in my ears, and my chest now too.
I have had chronic sinus infections most of my life. They often progress into the throat and chest. (I don't know if this is a sinus infection, or just a really aweful cold)
If I wasn't pregnant, this is the point I would go get some antibiotics from the doctor. My past history tells me that if I am not getting better by this point, There is a good chance I won't on my own for a very long time (like 2-3 months)
I don't want to take anything while I'm pregnant, but I really feel that I need to get better, so I have the energy I will need for this birth. This illness is completely draining me, and I feel horrible.
Is there anything wrong with antibiotics this close to birth?
The last thing in the world that I want is to be sick and go into labor.
I feel intuitively that I need to get better, and I also can tell that I'm not getting better on my own.
I could really use some advice, and if anyybody has info on the possible dangers of antibiotics (especially this close to birth) I would really apreciate it. I know that the doctor will most likely not give me all the info I will want.