| | incessant coughing, I'm going crazy!
I started out last Monday with a very sore throat for a couple days, then it turned into a cold (stuffy nose, sneezing, headache, etc.). Then, on Thursday night I was up all night with a bronchitis-like cough and Friday woke up with a fever of 101. I went to the doctor and, after listening to my lungs for a couple seconds, told me they were clear and I just have a virus that has to run its course. Well, on Saturday I started coughing constantly (feel like there's something in my throat, a tickle or something) and it hasn't stopped (is now Monday night). I can't sleep because as soon as I lay down, I start coughing. I also have several coughing fits during the day where I will cough so long and hard that I gag. The doctor gave me Robitussin w/ Codeine for at night and Tessalon pearls for during the day, but they don't seem to be working at all. I just looked at my throat with a flashlight and there are white spots on my tonsils. Is this familiar to anyone? Should I go back to the doctor? Any home remedies that work for coughing? I'm desparate to try anything.