So I have been sick for the past 5 days or so, but prior to that I had a runny nose for about a month...I kept putting off calling the doctor because during the winter my nose is always a little runnier anyway and my last pregnancy I had a little congestion as well.
But 5 days ago my nose became COMPLETELY blocked....I had all the symptoms of the flu except the fever...the recommended sudafed and benadryl didn't even TOUCH the blockage.
Went to the doc the other day and he gave me a z-pack (azithromycin, an antibiotic) but in my experience when you need an antibiotic your symptoms start to abate a day or two after you start taking them and then you complete the therapy to make sure you get rid of the infection.
I thought I felt a little bit better today but my nose has not improved AT ALL. I was just wondering if anyone else has had the same experience ever and what the resolution was.
I'm thinking that if my nose isn't significantly better by tomorrow I will call the doc again. I just don't want to go through the weekend like this....I mean, this isn't normal, right? Side note: Our insurance dictates that once you are seeing an obstetrician he/she "owns you" for the duration of your pregnancy and you are not allowed to see a regular doctor. Sucks.
Oh, and I also got the flu shot and H1N1 vaccine a while ago, so it can't be that!