Horrible, horrible cough...what to do?
Okay, so here's what's going on...
This weekend, I was diagnosed with a severe sinus and ear infection. I was put on antibiotics and told to take Sudafed to help with my congestion, tiredness, sore throat and cough.
Anyway, what started out as a mild/normal cough for being sick is now becoming a nagging, exhausting cough. I feel like I have to cough all day and all night. I haven't been able to sleep and have had trouble working. I am coughing up stuff that tastes absolutely horrible. My coughing bouts usually start out as just a series of throat cough...about a dozen or so in a row...then ending in a chest cough that gets that nasty mucous up. I cough about every five or ten minutes at least. I have coughed to the point that I just am too exhausted to cough anymore...like I try to cough and just get like a sound out of my throat..but no cough. Also, my rib cage...especially at the bottom is killing me.
I've tried treating the cough with robitussin, sudafed, cough drops, and mucinex (not all at once of course)....to no avail...not even a little relief. This is both frustrating and exhausting...what could be causing this? How do I get rid of this awful cough?!!
I didn't really know where else to post this...I hope I can get some help on this forum.