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Has anyone else experienced this pregnancy symptom of congestion in their nose and sinus’, sneezing all the time. The same thing happened with my first pregnancy towards 27 weeks onwards. Am I the only one?

Posted by mom57665, 26th April 2016

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  • I couldnt handle walking through a supermarket deli or meat department at all when pregnant(the smell of meat just made me physically ill), The problem was i worked in a supermarket so i was super lucky to have some long service up my sleeve which i took at half pay for 20 weeks once i was 16 weeks into my pregnancy. Lucky i did as my bubs came 6 weeks early so it was meant to be…

  • A friend of mine had a few sinus infections with shocking headaches while pregnant. She found a Dr. who would give her a safe antibiotic after having one really bad ongoing infection for about 3 weeks. Safe painkiller did nothing.

  • This happened in my second pregnancy. I was constantly congested and my poor hubby had to put up with my snorting and snoring at night. I found using a vaporiser at night (with some inhalant) helped to ease the congestion.

  • No, I felt it too. I think it’s to do with your immunity during pregnancy and the fact that your more likely to get sick.

  • No, I have never experienced or even heard of this strange pregnancy symptom. Luckily, the other 2 women commenting have so you know you’re not alone.

  • Yes definitely happened to me, I had it for most of 2nd trimester, but it resolved on its own

  • I had the same thing, and you can’t take any medications to help it unfortunately. I had my first bub 11 years ago and my last bub 6 years ago and I have had chronic sinus and allergy/hayfever problems since. I have even had to have sinus surgery to widen the tubes in my nose because I had troubles breathing. It feels like I constantly have a head cold these days. I go through a box of tissues every second day (alone), I am constantly sneezing all day and I can’t go anywhere without taking antihistamines with me or I risk having an allergy attack, sneezing, itchy red eyes, runny nose, then blocked nose. It’s awful, but I’ve heard a lot of women are getting it. I don’t know if it is air related, food/additives in food related or more pollen or pollutants in the air. All I know is that before my late 20s I never ever had this problem, no allergies what so ever. Now I am allergic to dust, pet hair (I had pets all my life and never had a problem till 10 years ago, still have the pets, wouldn’t give them up for the world), pollen (trees and flowers), perfumes (especially washing powders, I avoid that aisle in the supermarket like the plague) make up, and I have to be careful when I bring the washing in if its been a windy day or bang.. allergies again. You can talk to your Dr, I hope they’d be more help to you than the ones I’ve seen, they just wanted to prescribe me more drugs to help the symptoms, not stop them.

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