Can't Stop Coughing

sparks19

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GAH I'm sick of it. I don't want to cough ANY more.

I've been sick since the weekend but the last few days this cough has kicked in and it's driving me BERZERK. sometimes it's somewhat productive cough and then other times it's just a tickle so everytime I take a breath I cough.

I wake up every morning at 4 am and just can't quit coughing. I'm going insane. and the coughing is giving me a wicked headache.

seriously... I"m done with this stupid coughing.

I take cough syrup and I have vick vaporub on my chest and smell like an old lady with bengay on lol.

to add insult to injury it ALSO happens to be "that time" so that just makes me feel worse lol
 

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omg,I feel ya Sparks. I've had a cough for over a month now....not as bad as yours though.

But, I HAVE had ones exactly like you are describing. The non productive part is the worst. I'd have like 20 pointless coughing attacks a day.

What cough syrup are you using? Ones like Robitussin or ones that have "expectorants" are for a phlegm-y coughs & won't work on yours. You need an "Antitussive" like dextromethorphan.

Unfortunately, coughs are pretty complex, so even dextro isn't actually proven to work. It helped calm mine down a bit though (probs placebo affect...but who cares!)...so if it doesn't seem to work...then don't keep taking it (no sense in putting unneeded drugs in your body!)
 

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this time of year i find i get a lasting cough due to my allergies making my nose run down the back of my throat. so i take a couple nondrowsy benadryl and i can breath and not cough. works like a charm.

hopefully you can find somehting to work for you
 

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I was going to go to the doc because I thought I had strep throat but then the sore throat went away so I figured I was getting better and then the cough popped up lol

Dreeza the robitussin I have has the dextromethorphan and the expectorant in it. I wasn't taking it before last night. I was taking this theraflu syrup ( have I mentioned how much I HATE cough syrup lol gag) but it obviously wasn't doing the trick. I forgot we had the robitussin so I took that last night before bed and it actually helped quite a bit. I still woke up at 4 am but wasn't coughing nearly as much as I was the nights previous.

I haven't had any since last night and my cough at this moment is productive. it always is for the first part of the day after waking up. It becomes "non productive" later in the day after I've coughed a lot. I'm going to take another swig of the robitussin and see if it helps *shudder* lol. but so far it's the only thing that has helped so I'm glad I found it even if it is yucky.
 

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i had the same thing a month or so ago- sore throat that lasted a day or two, a day of fever, and then a cough that hung around for weeks. the only thing that seemed to help was mucinex dm.
 

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Hyia's continuous non productive cough wound up being a sinus infection. I never heard of it making someone cough like that but once she had treatment it cleared right up. Hope you can find an answer. Coughing gets real old real fast.
 

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i had the same thing a month or so ago- sore throat that lasted a day or two, a day of fever, and then a cough that hung around for weeks. the only thing that seemed to help was mucinex dm.
sounds like we have/had exactly the same thing lol

my nose really isn't stuffed much at all until after a night of sleep then it needs to be cleared out lol

but otherwise it's just this danged cough that annoys the carp out of me
 
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