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May 18, 2011

I SURRENDER–GOING TO THE CLINIC

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I rarely go to the doctor. I am really lucky that I am in pretty good health and I take no medications other than for a headache.
Back in January I developed a cough and it lingered for 3 months. Other than the first couple days I didn’t feel sick, I just couldn’t stop coughing.
All you women know what happens when you cough all the time.
I didn’t miss any work because as I said I felt okay. I know my co-workers didn’t appreciate it though.
I was still coughing in February when went to San Francisco but it slowing got better finally stopping in March.
I put it down to allergies because there was a lot of tree pollen from our evergreen trees and many people were showing symptoms.
This week it started again. That sick feeling with a sore throat and the cough. Even more trees are pollinating now and I am not going through months of this again.
Although I never go to the doctor for colds knowing that they have to run their course I am going to the clinic in half an hour and hopefully they can give me something for the symptoms. I just can’t do another 3 months of coughing and peeing.
I don’t like over the counter allergy medications. They give me screaming night terrors. Plus none of them say they are for coughs. My nose is not plugged at all.
Do any of you get a cough like that when your allergies are bothering you?

UPDATE: I have a fever and likely a virus. Really? Who woulda guessed. Taking allergy meds to see if it is my nose draining down my throat causing the cough. And best of all my blood pressure is fine. I would have bet against that one.

10 comments:

Heather said...

I have bad allergies, but usually it is a runny nose. I know sometimes post nasal drip can cause coughing too. Hope you get some relief!

Mila said...

I'm sorry you to learn that you are under the weather. Sending you cyber chicken noodle soup and wishing you that you feel better soon.

Ali said...

Are you sure it's allergy Lori? A persisent cough through the Winter into Spring sounds like something more serious. Hope the clinic can help.

Get weller sooner!

Vicki said...

Lori, I hope they did some blood tests and an xray. Hopefully it is minor but three months plus doesn't sound good. A virus cannot be treated with antibiotics but a bacterial infection can with the right antibiotic. Make sure your lungs are clear and you don't have pneumonia. I have allergies too so I know about that post nasal drip, but be on the safe side and make sure the doctor checks you out thoroughly.

Michelle Robillard said...

Wow, not good. Last winter I was sick like that but my lungs were totally wasted and I just kept on smoking, took forever to get rid of. Is your cough deep & chunky? If so, maybe you have bronchitis? Hope you feel better soon.

jojo said...

glad you went to the doctor and everything is o.k., yay on the blood pressure.
I had a problem a few months ago, I kept losing my voice. No other symptoms, no fever, no allergies, nada. Finally my doc sent me for an ultrasound of my neck/throat...long story short I had thyroid cancer that had spread. Real quick like we had surgery and removed it all but I'll never take a stupid symptom for granted again.
Oh, and the pee thing...gah!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Good that you went to get it checked...don't wait so long next time, said the lady on the East coast!! Just what you need, someone telling you "you should have!" Hope this gets it all taken care of for you. I've been to work for three days this week sniffling and coughing and incessantly washing my hands so as not to spread my germs! I don't think my coworkers appreciated it, either!

Sue said...

Been there.... Done that..... I have a strange sort of asthma- I cough, but don't wheeze. And I used to keep a cough for months before my allergist prescribed a nasal spray that stopped the coughing! Thankfully, I never had the bladder issue during all that time! Get better, toots!
~Sue

Rachel said...

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (http://ninjiom-hk.cwahi.net/) may be another choice. i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore throat.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

The sinus drainage/sore throat thing happens to me all the time. I was sick with a cold recently and developed a cough that hung on and on. My abs were sore from coughing! It was like I had actually exercised or something. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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