Coughing. Tired. Coughing. Tired. Rinse. Repeat.

I told myself when I sat at the computer this morning to write an entry, that I couldn’t talk anymore about coughing (and how much it sucks) or the exhaustion I’m feeling at being up all night coughing. And then I just stared at the blank screen because those are the only things I can think about. This previously innocent allergy-induced throat tickle has turned into a chest-pain-causing raging cough that has kept me at the 3-4 hour sleep mark for three nights in a row.

So, this morning? I called my OB.

I am “allowed” to take plain Robittussin (not the DM kind) and they wanted me to get pneumonia ruled out. The story is long and involved but essentially brought me to this point: I’m still coughing. There’s a bit in there somewhere about me crying at the doctor’s office because a certain doctor kinda made me feel like a dumbass (I’m NOT A DOCTOR) and I might have cried again later on the phone to the receptionist at the other doctor’s office. But none of those stories have good closure yet because I’m waiting to hear back from a nurse and the stories essentially boil down to this: I’m pregnant. My hormones are raging. I haven’t slept well in three nights. I’M CRYING AT EVERYTHING. LEAVE ME ALONE.

So. Still coughing. Still tired.

Update from 2020: Is it COVID?  (Just kidding. I remember this period of non-stop coughing and no sleep and it was TERRIBLE.)

17 thoughts on “Coughing. Tired. Coughing. Tired. Rinse. Repeat.”

  1. *hugs* Poor Zoot. =( I hope you knock the coughing out, and soon!! I don’t blame you for crying, though. You have a lot going on right now! Want me to beat up that doctor that made you feel like that? I’ll do it for you.

  2. I’m sorry, honey. Doubly so because that was probably my doctor. (Pap smears, he excels at. People skills? Not so much.)

  3. hmm try gummy bears- couldn ‘t hurt. actually, i believe he can give you cough syrup with codeine if it gets bad enough. my perinatalogist gave me tylenol with codeine after surgery during my pregnancy and was fairly laissez-faire about it and said it wouldn’t hurt the babies. of course, i did not have the typical pregnancy. also, he told me lack of sleep and the resulting stress could be worse than the medicine. i’m sorry this sucks and hope it gets better soon.

  4. Note to everyone. If you have the option, switch to a nurse-practitioner. I have had the same problems of doctors trying to make me feel stupid because I had a health concern, but the np’s I see have NEVER made me feel bad. And they always give me the impression that they have all the time in the world for me…

  5. Oh, I so hear you. I’ve been sick about 26 of the past 31 weeks of my pregnancy. I’ve had a hacking cough and congestion on and off the entire time.

    I’m ready to curl up into the fetal position and hide until ths child is ready to make an appearance!

  6. Aw, poor you! Being sick while pregnant is the worst!
    Hope you feel better soon, and the doctors stop making you cry. (stupid hormones. I’ve been crying at everything these days and I’m not even coughing.)

  7. Try sugarless gum. The sugar in most cough drops can actually aggravate the coughing and the need to cough. This could also be good for your new found gum addiction.

  8. I’m sorry you had such a rough day =(

    Those are the most adorable picture especially the ones where NikkiZ is sharing her love. And the sunglasses? Totally make her outfit.

  9. I’m sorry to hear that cough is still hanging around and I hope it all gets resolved in a pneumonia-free way REALLY soon so you can get some sleep!

  10. Ohh bub hope your feeling a bit better today. And they are adorable pictures, I still cant get over that skirt!!!

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