28.2.07

If the coughing fits...

don't stop, I'm gonna FREAK OUT! Or get tested for TB! A dry cough started on Wednesday night last week, nothing major, could have been dust. By Saturday night I was convulsing. The past three nights I have slept on a foam in the office so as not to keep Amber awake with my coughing. Last night was the worst. I was too tired to even watch a movie or play iPod games. I just lay in bed at 8 pm coughing for an hour. Finally I fell asleep.

The worst thing is that it's a dry cough. No phlegm (isn't that a great word!!!). My head starts to pulse with a sinus headache and nothing really comes out when I blow my nose.

A doctor that was here told me that cough syrups are a sham. I concur. I've polished off 3 bottles (there were only a couple table spoons in each) and I can't really say I've noticed a difference.

Jeepers!

9 comments:

Sirdar said...

You know...not being a doctor and all...I would get that looked at :-)

Hope they figure out what it is.

Zaak said...

I'm not opposed to seeing a doctor (except that I would have to take time and money to do it). I think they'll just tell me it's a virus and send me home with cough syrup. I'm already home with cough syrup, so...

I think I might be on the upswing as this morning I was able to cough up a nice chunk of phlegm (still love that word!).

Debby said...

I'm dealing with a cough myself. I'm fortunate that I caught it before it got bad.
My experience with coughs is that it's good to use a bronchial syrup...that has an expectorant in it...that helps loosen the phlem..so you can cough it out....drink lots of water to thin out the phlem....and take oil of oregano in case it is viral....and lots of vitamin C to kill the sucker...and hot fluids to again thin out the phlem....also nice vapo rubs on the chest to loosen the phlem....warm towels on the chest help as well....
Get well soon. HUGs MUM

vdcsqwl said...

Oh yeah...and lying down makes it worse if you are trying to sleep....try propping yourself up so the phlem doesnt slide up your throat and cause you to cough...

Debby said...

last comment was from Debby...dont' know what why it used the word verification on there!

saison said...

Well....I am currently vaccinating for pertussis aka whooping cough. Is your cough followed by a big "whoop" gasping for air? It is caused by a bacteria infecting the lining of the airways. It can last weeks or months. It's very dangerous for small children... P.S it's contageous! complications include: pneumonia, convulsions...
GO to a doctor! Or I might just be paranoid!
Saison

Zaak said...

Thanks for all the advice. I will be putting what I can into practice.

Saison - No whoop. No fever. No convulsions. No pain. No phlegm. Just slight sinus congestion and violent coughing fits that last for up to an hour.

Zaak said...

Day 10: 10:45 pm That's it! I'm going to see a doctor tomorrow.

Zaak said...

The doctor put me on antibiotics because complications arose and I have a throat infection now.

I finally slept well last night, but this morning I coughed up phlegm for 15 minutes.

Blaise has a cough now, we took him to a doctor last night and he's on antiviral drops and cough syrup to avoid complications.