I am trying desperately to rid myself of this tickly cough. I know its allergy related. I started sneezing Monday and now I have this horrible drainage causing cough. Any suggestions? I don't want to be canceled! I've been loading up on my vitamins and taking delsym cough syrup and sudafed.
Hi Trudy, calling your Dr really is a good idea. They do want us in as good health as possible for surgery. I found my dr very supportive any time I called with questions or concerns. He/she would know what would help you most right now. I got a slight cold about a week pre op also & called , it cleared right up with his help. I'll keep you in my prayers. s
Hello, I'm scheduled the day after you and I'm sick too. I've tried Vicks 44 D. It seems to help me. I'm like you don't want to resschedule. I think mine is the flu though. The other night I had a hard time staying warm. i was freezing all night. The next morning I woke up and I could feel fever blister.Small then but now its big one on top and one on bottom lip. I go to the doctor on tuesday for my pre-op. I'm going to ask him about my cold. Take care and lets pray that we both will be at the castle on our days.
I recently had an operative laparoscopy, d&c, hysteroscopy, and thermal ablation...it wasn't a hysterectomy, but surgery nonetheless (2hrs. being under gen. anesthesia) and I too developed an allergy related cold/cough/drainage/sneezing. This was 14 days before my surgery. I FLEW into the family doctor when I realized after about 3 days that it was only getting worse, not better. I told the doctor of my impending surgery and my concerns and he told me I was very smart for getting in and it was the right decision since I was to have surgery soon. He gave me some samples of Allegra, enough to last a week, and by that afternoon, after having taken the first one, I could notice a difference. He gave me specific instructions that if I didn't notice an improvement in 3 days, to get back asap. My rationalizing was that if I needed an antibiotic, which usually stretch 10 days, I had enough time. Luckily, things worked out the way they did, and I was completely over my allergy outbreak with 2 days to spare...whew!!! I'd definitely consider going to the doctor to help you get over your cough. Hope it all works out. esa