fighting bronchitis and nervous to take anything

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fighting bronchitis and nervous to take anything

Postby Jackieb1014 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:31 am

I am hoping someone can reassure me! I've been fighting what I thought was a bad cold for almost a week now. I finally listened to my OBGYN's office and took tylenol cold for a few days, but only half the dose. It helped, but still felt horrible. Well this morning I am realizing I most likely have bronchitis. My PCP can't see me until tomorrow so he called in a z-pack and inhaler pro-air. I am pretty sure z-pack is ok, has anyone taken antibiotics in the first trimester and felt it is safe for baby? And what about pro-air? I think I am probably going to skip that even if my OB ok's it. I lost a baby at 17 weeks earlier this year and that was my 3rd mc so I am petrified on a normal day....taking prescription or even otc meds have me so concerned....any thoughts or advice? Thank you!
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Re: fighting bronchitis and nervous to take anything

Postby NicoleRP » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:45 pm

Honestly if your OB oks it, its probably safe. They are usually pretty conservative with their recommendations on meds. I totally get the anxiety though, so you have to do what you feel comfortable with in the end.
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Re: fighting bronchitis and nervous to take anything

Postby Naivelyhopeful » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:02 am

I actually had pneumonia in my first trimester. I had no idea I was pregnant, either. I took 3+ weeks of multiple types of antibiotics and I'm now going on 25 weeks with a perfectly healthy son. I know anecdotal evidence isn't actually science but I hope it's reassuring to know it has been done before. If you're sick, you do what you gotta do hun.
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