Friday, December 5, 2008

So that's what was wrong with me...

I called my midwife yesterday since I'm still sick and it's been over a week. She reviewed again the meds I can take, and recommended a Neti Pot, which I bought last night but haven't used yet because it looks gross and hard to use. She also added Sudafed to the list of approved meds, so I think I'm going to try that right now. She then said Benedryl, which I said didn't work so well for me the first time I tried it. And she said that for most people Benedryl puts them to sleep, but for some people it makes them nervous and anxious. Which explains why I couldn't sleep over Thanksgiving - I just laid there in bed with my head spinning, nervous and anxious like when I take Midol, which has a lot of caffeine. The anxiety probably contributed to all of the tears, on top of lack of sleep. I've taken Benedryl before, and it always knocks me out, but I guess everything changes when you are pregnant. No more Benedryl for me - I hate that anxious feeling.

1 comment:

queerstork said...

I swear by my Neti Pot. I haven't had a cold in over two years and my seasonal fall allergies were non-existent this year. I only use it once a month or as necessary.

It does take some time to figure out the angle, but it is worth it! Good luck and get well soon.