I am actually 16 weeks along and sick as well. It sucks eh? I am so thankful to have this herb and medicine advice line available to me in the city I live. I have found that many of the cold and flu medications really arent that bad, or bad at all in some cases for pregnancy. It seems like the companies put warnings on some of the cold medications just to cover their butts. You may want to check with your local poison center or hospital to see if some sort of similiar service is available to you.
I do know that most cold medication drugs are mostly an issue in your first trimester since there is so much development going on. In the second and third trimester, taking a couple of doses of most cold medications arent really an issue at all, but always check with your pharmacist and or course, if you dont really need them to get by, dont use them.
Nasal sprays like dristan are okay to use for stuffy nose and most antihistamines dont pose any threat, but again, ask your pharmacist. My pharmasict said benadryl was a good choice for anithistamine.
It is tough when you have another kid running around cause all you want to do it sleep and drink juice. I wish I had the money right now to just order food for him to be delivered cause I just need to nap! Maybe the hubby will take the kid out for a few hours and give you some quiet time?
Lots and lots of juice, some good movies, some nasal spray and if you are really bad, get some info from a pharamcist. The nice thing about antihistamines is that they knock you out a little.