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Ok mom's i need your help....i yet again have clogged sinuses, a sore throat and post nasel drip that is making me throw up.......it will not go away it just keeps getting back!!<br><br>
what can i take to make myself feel better??? I have yet again called into work and god only knows what they think because i keep getting sick<br><br>
so help me mom's please!
 

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Try some probiotics either powders or kefir to help knock out all your germies that are stirring up this sickness. Also, some unfiltered, organic apple cider vineger w. honey and warm water works miracles as well!<br><br>
Hope you feel better soon!!
 

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sounds like you need an adjustment (or more) from a god chiropractor too. check out <a href="http://www.emofree.com" target="_blank">www.emofree.com</a> too as sometimes our stress makes us sick. there's and accupressure technique you can do on yourself easily that reduces or eliminates pain, stress, etc. it's a great pain mgmt technique to use during labor, too! there's free info on the link listed. good luck!<br>
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do you really think a chiro adjustment would help?? i havnt been sence i got pregnant b/c my chiro was out on mat leave and should be back the end of this month....and i didnt feel comfortable with her replacement doing adjustments on me early in the pregnancy.
 

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My suggestion is to spend as much time as you can with your head tented over steaming bowl of water. Do it several times a day, and drink TONS of water (drink it hot, like tea--since your nasal passages are plugged taste shouldn't be an issue).<br><br>
The idea is to get the crud coming out of the front have of your nose instead of dripping down the back.<br><br>
Also, do not blow your nose hard or you will likely inflame the tissues making it more difficult to unplug yourself.<br><br>
Hope you feel better.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i dont have to blow....i breathe out and out comes snot!</div>
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Oh Joy!<br><br>
You poor thing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I have allergies and I'm prone to sinus inflamation, the creeping crud, and post nasal drip. They all suck, and I feel your pain. I also had really bad morning sickness during the first trimester which prevented me from cleaning and keeping my house allergy-free, which in turn caused the sinitus and post nasal drip, which aggravated the vomiting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Steaming really helped me though.<br><br>
Is there any chance that you have allergies?
 

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neti pot? I have needed it on and off. It helps alot. I also heard nettles help, but haven't tried them.<br><br>
I was sick with my last DD for the last 3months, I delivered her and was fine.
 

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You sound just like me, but I know mine is allergies. I used to always think I was sick until I started taking allergy meds. I kept getting sick and couldn't figure it out. The post-nasal drip irritates your throat. I recently bought a sinus irrigation kit. You can buy them at a drugstore (I bought mine at Rite-Aid). You flush out your sinuses with saline. It cleans everything out and the saline kind of dries up the snot for a little while. I really like it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Good luck!
 

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Some literature my OB gave me said that this kind of thing is normal for the second trimester. I've been having a bit of it too. It said that this time of the pregnancy, many women have constantly runny noses.<br><br>
So, perhaps you are not sick at all.<br><br>
One way to determine if you are sick is by the appearance of the snot. If it is clear to light yellow, it is usually nothing to worry about. If it gets greenish or brownish, that is usually a sign of infection.
 

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i've been congested for months now but i hear ya when you say you <i>know</i> you're sick! i'm just getting over a miserable upper respiratory infection & IMHO, the basics are the best! rest, water, rest, hot tea with honey, rest, steamy shower, rest, vaporizer, rest, water, water, water. eating healthy is good, too! but don't forget to rest..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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THe only things that work for me are a hot shower (hot as I could stand, and long as the water heater would allow), and a sinus rinse (kinda like a neti pot). Here I can get a "Sinus Rinse" kit at the drugstore, it has a squeeze bottle and pre-filled packets of dry saline solution to mix with lukewarm water. I also have 1 room in my house (our bedroom, of course) that always makes my congestion worse, for some reason (less air circulation, maybe?), so I have to be aware and not spend extra time in there.<br><br>
Hope you feel better soon.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">its not allergies.....hubby is really good about staying on top of the cleaning!<br><br>
man i feel like crap!</div>
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Are you sure? I am a clean freak, always have been, but I used to suffer from allergies all the time and I always thought I was sick. I changed my diet back in those days and also started taking echinachea and drinking fresh squeezed juices with citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon lime etc) and carrot, watercress, ginger during allergy season and I don't get allergies anymore.<br><br>
I am not sure what herbs would be good during pregnasncy though, but even if it isn't allergies and you are sick, the juice with vitamin C can't hurt!<br><br>
REMEMBER TO DRINK WATER! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> that's always my mistake.
 

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mucus mucus mucus. It started during the first trimester and hasn't really let up for long. According to the preg books, perfectly natural--having something to do with increased blood volume, I think, but don't quote me. I use a squeeze-style neti pot with the powders mixed in to cut the burn when the pressure is there, take hot baths as often as I can, and yes, the water thing. I realize when I am all gooey I never drink enough water, and (naughty naughty) seem to gravitate toward coffee to "cut the grease" as it were. (Realizing, of course, that this only exacerbates the situation.) Looking forward to giving birth to my mucus generator and having some tissue freedom soon-oh yes, and it's also a very dry winter so I plugged in the humidifier which made a huge difference.
 

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Coffee, huh? I used to drink black tea when i was having a lot of throat phlegm or post nasal drip, and it used to dry out the back of my throat to a comfortable level. Since I am pregnant, I can no longer stand the taste of tea, though.<br><br>
As for allergies, I don't think it is possible to ever have the environment clean enough to not have any allergens in it. I think that we become more sensitive to it when we are nutritionally out of balance or weakened by illness. I tend to have allergic reactions when I get a cold. When I have the cold symptoms I also get allergy symptoms which makes it hard to tell what I have and what to treat. But I haven't had any allergies or colds in years since I have been eating better (no sugar, no soy, no whitened grains, no artificial additives, no pork).<br><br>
One way to know if it is allergies is that sometimes you can blow your nose and get it all cleared out, sometimes aided by steam, and then you feel watery eyes and a sensation similar to when you need to sneeze, and then your nose stuffs itself up again. If it does those sensations, it is an allergic reaction.<br><br>
I suffered with bad allergies most of my life and have a lot of experience with them. But, like I said, since changing my diet I have no allergies or colds or illnesses of any kind.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">do you really think a chiro adjustment would help?? i havnt been sence i got pregnant b/c my chiro was out on mat leave and should be back the end of this month....and i didnt feel comfortable with her replacement doing adjustments on me early in the pregnancy.</div>
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heck ya! go before it gets out of control and then keep going to help prevent getting sick again! do it for you!
 

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I'd do the chiro and gut support stuff, lots of great suggestions here... for me, for the immediate discomfort of sore throat and sinus trouble, menthol drops (the strongest you can find) really take the pain away and help clear up your nose so you can breathe easier too. I've made it through colds for three years by relying on menthol to knock down the worst of the throat and sinus pain. I noticed it helps as much as OTC decongestant pills and doesn't make me feel goofy. If it's a virus you just have to wait it out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> but no reason you can't feel at least more comfortable.<br><br>
Keep the mucus in your stomach diluted by drinking lots more water... it is less aggravating if it's diluted and you are less likely to vomit.
 

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thank you everyone for the advice....my mom was nice enough to buy me a vaporizer and i have had the pumping steam into my room all weekend and its made a total difference!<br><br>
i also got outside yesterday and the extreme cold got things running so i kept blowing my nose to get it all out.....i'm feeling much better today!
 
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