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I have a horrible cough

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I slept most of the day away. I have been coughing a lot tonight. I hope I feel better soon.

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SUGAR0814 6/20/2013 10:36AM

    Hope you are feeling better! emoticon

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DWSCHUYLER 6/20/2013 6:37AM

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TIMOTHYNOHE 6/20/2013 12:06AM

    If it a persistent cough the makes you double over, maybe even pee yourself you should see a doctor.

I had that a few years ago. I would have fits of coughing. Actually, as I described it to my doctor, I would have fits of fits of coughing lasting for several minutes. Paroxysms he called them.

They would get so bad I felt like I was about to pass out. I would get down on the floor, just in case, so I wouldn't fall down.
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Sometime, I would even pass a little vomit. Never any blood. And yes, my bladder became an issue. I would also pass gas, but I never lost bowel control, though it can happen I am told.

He told me it was pertussis. Wait a minute! Pertussis? Did he mean whooping cough? Yes he did. Even if we got the DPT shot as a child (and I am not sure I did having been born in 1953) it doesn't last a lifetime and Pertussis/whooping cough can be gotten as an older adult. And like late measles or chicken pox, it can be quite serious.

So if you have a really bad cough that won't go away, see the doctor. (Could be pneumonia too.)

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BLITZEN40 6/19/2013 11:42PM

    It's going around. Get well soon!

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