I'm an off and on lurker, rarely post....but I hope you guys can help me out with a couple of things. I am 22 weeks pregnant and I have been fighting one head cold after another for the past couple of months. Just when I get over one and bam! I get hit with another one. I have never been this "sickly" in my life...I rarely get more than two colds a year, much less one after another. So, what I am wondering is this:
1. what do you guys recommend to take during a cold to help give me some relief? So far each cold has mostly stayed in my head, but my nose is so congested it's hard to breath and I can't sleep worth a crap between all the snot running down my throat and out my nose. I've tried Sudafed, which did nothing and Actifed helped some, but these colds are dragging out for at least a week at a time and taking any medicine for that long of a time while preggo makes me uncomfortable. Is there something else more natural that might help clear my head?
2. Any suggestions on how to keep these colds from coming back? Any vitamins or anything else I can take? My immune system seems to be pretty down right now (in addition to the colds, i've had at least 2 stomach bugs).
Also, I am pretty sure it's not allergies since I have a 3 yo in school that has been fighting his own runny nose for a while (thankfully his colds don't get as bad as mine have) and because my DH is allergic to everything and hasn't been bothered by allergies at all in the past few months.
Thanks for any help!