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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
    Hope you are feeling better! emoticon
    1732 days ago
    1732 days ago
    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.
    emoticon Ouch

    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.)
    1732 days ago
    It's going around. Get well soon!
    1732 days ago
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