When I Lost My Voice

About 3 months after my first pregnancy, I started coughing. This turned into a nasty sinus infection and I lost my voice. My primary care physician refused to prescribe me antibiotics because it was a virus.

A couple of months later, the same thing happened. Again, the claim was a virus and no antibiotics were prescribed.

This scenario happened again and finally I said to my physician, “Why does this keep happening? I’ve been to you three times in the past 6 months yet for the past 5 years I only saw you for my annual physical. Why do I keep getting sick?”

Her answer was “You have a kid in daycare. You have bad luck.” Again, no antibiotics were prescribed.

After that appointment, I seemed to get sick less yet I would still cough and lose my voice. It was very annoying because my patients thought I was sick when I wasn’t.

During my second pregnancy, I got really sick - I missed a week of work which if anyone knows me, I NEVER miss work. I never...

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