Anyone Ever Take Codeine Cough Syrup While Pregnant?
Hi, I'm 5 mos preg and have a horrible horrible cold. I have this awful nonstop cough and have not slept for 4 nights. I called my Oby and she advised me to take Robitussin for the cough. At that point it wasn't a very bad cough. Several sleepless nights later, the Robitussin has done nothing. I called back and spoke with the on call Dr. and explained my situation. he said there was nothing more that could be done. I'm vaporing, drinking honey lemon water, you name it, I'm trying. I'm in absolute misery.
I called a friend who is a family practice Dr. (and a mom) who lives in another state. She said that if I had gone into her clinic with the symptoms I'm describing she would give me Codeine cough syrup. I also took it sparingly during my last pregnancy as I was in the same situation. I already had some on hand from before. My Oby office at that time said it was ok to take sparingly and not long term.
I guess I'm just a little confused about whos right here. I don't want to harm the fetus, but I also need to get better, and that's kind of hard to do if I'm not able to sleep at all.
Anybody taken Codeine cough syrup during pregnancy? What was your experience?
THanks for your advice