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MrsLat January 24th, 2014 02:30 PM

OT: Bronchitis vs Pnuemonia
Sorry, this is off topic. I have had a yucky cold for about 3 weeks. The last couple days I have started to get a yucky cough, pain in my chest (Feels like I have a brick sitting on it), and its hard to clear the gunk out of my throat.

I was just wondering how you tell the difference between bronchitis or possible pnuemonia? Since most cold medicines are a no-no in pregnancy, I don't know whether I need to go and be seen to get something safe or wait it out?

Have you had pnuemonia? What did it feel like?

bandriessen January 24th, 2014 03:11 PM

Re: OT: Bronchitis vs Pnuemonia
The only way to know for sure is to have a doctor listen to you breathe and usually they would do an xray. My mom has had pneumonia a few times and she was just wiped out, no energy whatsoever. It's not anything to mess with- i would get checked out. :) feel better soon!!

MrsLat January 24th, 2014 03:24 PM

Re: OT: Bronchitis vs Pnuemonia
Hmm maybe I will just go in. I don't really want an x-ray though! I am super tired, but its hard to tell if that is just because I am pregnant. Boo. Not how I want to spend my friday evening! Thanks for the well wishes :)

FlyingFlower January 24th, 2014 03:26 PM

Re: OT: Bronchitis vs Pnuemonia
I think if you're to the point you're asking you should go get checked out. I don't think they'd do an xray on a pregnant woman unless absolutely necessary. Good luck!

bandriessen January 24th, 2014 03:32 PM

Re: OT: Bronchitis vs Pnuemonia
^I agree about the xray, that is just how they diagnosed my mom's. They'll hear it in your chest if you have it!

Jenn-F January 24th, 2014 05:05 PM

Re: OT: Bronchitis vs Pnuemonia
Hope it's not pneumonia and that you feel better soon!

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