Chronic Coughing

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kstreva - September 16

On my third pregnancy and I have had this horrible cough every time. It usually starts after a basic cold, which for pregnant women is never basic but usually lasts longer (more than a week, sometimes two) and feels worse because your immune system is down. Eventually your body will kill off the virus, but since pregnancy hormones make you more congested than usual, the irritation and imflammation stick around for what seems like forever.

 

kstreva - September 16

Best remedies I have found are 1. fresh pineapple or pineapple juice. Sip on this and it will calm and dry the cough. 2. Foods with lots of spice are natural decongestants and also tend to be anti-inflammatory so I will eat Greek or Indian foods, wasabi on my veggie sushi for lunch, hot sauces, this type of thing. Tends to help for a few hours 3. Take your prenatals for Vitamins like C and Zinc 4. Take extra strength Tylenol every 4 hours when symptoms are really bad. Focusing only on treating the coughing you forget how much sinus and throat pain are adding to the mix. 5. (Try to) sleep with your head on two pillows/raised. 6. Stress makes it worse, so try to relax and get your zzzzs. My coughs always went away, but stayed way too long.

 

twotinytoes - November 9

Exercise helps me because it strengthens the lungs. I always got a cough a week before my period. Now that I'm pregnant, it's constant so I think it has to do with hormones. Also, avoiding phlegm producing foods like dairy products and wheat seem to help. If the air is dry, try using a humidifier at night. I've also noticed that I cough more when stressed. So try to relax!

 

ca__seopeia00 - February 3

I have the same thing. My obgyn gave me the zpack and it didn't work. I went to him again after 2 months of the same coughing and he said a lot of times during pregnancy, women get acid reflux/heart burn and this acid can cause drainage in the throat. Mixed with the common stuffiness/runniness of the nose during pregnancy, the acid reflux drainage can cause a chronic cough...as Dee said. My doc basically just told me I had to tough it out, take tums. It's pretty frustrating. I want to feel good and I feel tired all the time and like c___p because I'm peeing my pants from coughing so hard, sometimes its hard to breathe, and I can't sleep in bed because laying down flat causing me to cough even more. I can't wait to have this baby!

 

becz111 - March 4

I started coughing chronically after the flue last year. Now Im 20wks pregnant and the dry cough has got worse. Sometimes it gets so bad I want to vomit. My GP cant find anything wrong and midwife I'll see next week sometime. My husband is worried it will hurt the baby as I sometimes get pain in my lower abdomen with the coughing. It also hurts to lay on one side too long at night and I get pain in my groin area if I stretch my legs out. This isn't related to the coughing but another worry I have.

 

becz111 - March 4

I started coughing chronically after the flue last year. Now Im 20wks pregnant and the dry cough has got worse. Sometimes it gets so bad I want to vomit. My GP cant find anything wrong and midwife I'll see next week sometime. My husband is worried it will hurt the baby as I sometimes get pain in my lower abdomen with the coughing. It also hurts to lay on one side too long at night and I get pain in my groin area if I stretch my legs out. This isn't related to the coughing but another worry I have.

 

renatawu - March 5

This is my second pregnancy when I've been coughing almost constantly, especially when I'm stressed or tired. I'm 24 weeks pregnant now and my cough doesn't get any better since the beginning of my pregnancy. I've tried different sorts of medications including natural remedies and nothing helped. When I cough I often vomit( especially during my first trimester) and developed incontinence. Like all of you I'm so sick of it and exhausted. My doctor says that 1 in 20 pregnant women develops cough and nothing can be done about it. My husband also found a Swedish research study saying that cough during pregnancy is caused by a post-nasal drip that is caused during pregnancy by hormonal changes.

 

renatawu - March 5

This is my second pregnancy when I've been coughing almost constantly, especially when I'm stressed or tired. I'm 24 weeks pregnant now and my cough doesn't get any better since the beginning of my pregnancy. I've tried different sorts of medications including natural remedies and nothing helped. When I cough I often vomit( especially during my first trimester) and developed incontinence. Like all of you I'm so sick of it and exhausted. My doctor says that 1 in 20 pregnant women develops cough and nothing can be done about it. My husband also found a Swedish research study saying that cough during pregnancy is caused by a post-nasal drip that is caused during pregnancy by hormonal changes.

 

dekraytom - November 19

I got it .It's pretty easy to understand. Thanks.

 

cheftheron - September 12

Hi, I know that this thread is long dead, but my wife and I are desperate to see if anyone has found anything that has helped this coughing problem. We don't think it has to do with acid reflux either. Thanks!

 

cheftheron - September 12

Hi, I know that this thread is long dead, but my wife and I are desperate to see if anyone has found anything that has helped this coughing problem. We don't think it has to do with acid reflux either. Thanks!

 

RebeccaBirdsall - September 17

I'm 61 years old. During a fourth pregnancy (I was 41) I developed a chronic cough. I was given an inhaler by my doctor, which did no good. I hate it, but I've had a chronic cough off and on for nearly 20 years. My "baby" is 19 years old. It never goes away, and no, I'm not making this up. I'm depressed because no one can cure the d__n thing.

 

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