I don't think I have ever felt this crappy and sick before.
At first, it was a lot of congestion and sinus pressure. I didn't know what it was. I described my symptoms to my husband and he said it sounded like allergies. That's weird - I've never had any allergies before. I googled "allergies during pregnancy" so I could find what is safe to take and found that 'pregnancy rhinitis' often mimics cold/allergy symptoms. It's caused by unbalanced hormones and yadda yadda yadda, so I chalked it up to that and googled on. This is what I found:
"Unfortunately, treatment for pregnancy rhinitis is not all that effective."
So I resorted to hot water with honey and lemon accompanied by nasal rinses and an oral decongestant. Those things helped a little, but I could feel it getting worse. I bought some "Breathe" by doTerra (essential oil that really helps open up your sinuses/airways), and that helped a little....but then it got worse.
Enter head cold. Nasty head cold.
It has been almost a week and I just keep getting worse. Like I said before--I don't think I have ever felt this crappy. On top of congestion and near unbearable sinus pressure (my WHOLE FACE hurts...even my teeth hurt), I now have the worst sore throat I've ever had in my 25.5 year history. It's bad, people. I didn't sleep at all last night because I was in too much pain and I couldn't breath. Ick.
Finally, I broke down and had hubby drive me to the nearest instacare clinic this morning. I was desperate. They swabbed me for strep (negative, thank goodness!) and finally concluded that I'm developing a sinus infection. Gross. Dr. whoever prescribed some antibiotics and "magic mouth wash".
I sat at the pharmacy, miserable, for a half hour waiting for them to open. I was the first person in and they told me it was going to take 25 minutes. 25 minutes??!! Are you kidding me?! I sat for what seemed like an eternity watching the minutes tick by....
Anyway, I'm home now (obviously) and I took the amoxicillin and did the "magic mouth wash". THAT. CRAP. IS. NASTY. I wanted to puke instantly. So gross. And I'm supposed to do it four times a day, people!!
So yeah. Totally miserable. Kinda want to die right now. Sorry for the lack of posts.