Having a cold when I have a five pound person inside my belly, is an interesting experience. When I cough, he punches as if to say "quiet out there!" I am able to take plain Robitussin. This is no good as it makes me cough more. I sleep sitting up, which pains the old back, if I sleep at all. Since I can't take any meds, I wake poor Hubby up frequently. I wheeze, I sneeze and I hack. But at least I am feeling better now!