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Coughs and Chips

January 17th, 2014 at 06:06 pm

I don't think I have talked about it much, but I suffer from a recurring cough. This has been going on for about three years now. I start getting a little coughy for a week or so, then it develops into a full-blown deep, hacky, unproductive cough. I cough day and night. It lasts 2 - 3 months. It starts in late summer and continues until mid-October. It starts again in January and lasts through late March. (Yep, I am coughing now). I have seen my GP, a pulomonologist, an ENT, and am currently seeing an immunologist.

While I am coughing, I often cough until I feel light-headed and disoriented. Sometimes I cough myself into a pounding headache. Sometimes I cough so hard I trigger my gag reflex and vomit. It is exhausting to cough so much. I don't get enough rest because I wake up coughing through the night.

Yesterday I picked up yet another new Rx, and my share of cost was $180! It does seem to be offering some limited relief, so I'm not going to complain about the price.

This week I received $3.50 from Hausernet for decoy mail, and netted $7 from a wallet sweep. Both sums have already been sent off to the mortgage.

I qualified for my latest $100 credit card reward bonus and have ordered the check. It has not arrived yet.

3 Responses to “Coughs and Chips”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Petunia, do you take any medications regularly? There are several blood pressure meds that cause a persistent cough that can get quite bad at times. Other meds can do this, too, but both my dad and my husband had that sort of cough on various BP meds.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Hi Lucky Robin, I do take a few meds regularly but no ACE inhibitors, which can cause coughing. So far, the best guess is a seasonal allergy. I do not cough year-round.

    Thanks for the suggestion. Smile

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    Feel better!

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