Re: coughing during the night
I just recently got over Asthmatic Bronchitis. I've had bronchitis a number of times, but this new doctor said I had Asthmatic Bronchitis.
The doctor said that the Asthma would only occur during the Bronchitis, and not otherwise. With bronchitis, I get a productive cough, with phlegm, but this cough was dry as could be (even though I was wheezing and there was congestion deep in my chest and lungs).
Maybe it is asthma; asthma has a lot of different causes. I would see a doctor; nothing is worse than coughing and coughing when you NEED sleep.
Also, I've been told that if you've had sinusitis, this can lead to asthma/bronchitis, etc. Infections in the sinuses can travel down to the lungs and cause grief.
Seeing a doctor is a good investment. I've been getting bronchitis (now asthmatic bronchitis) pretty regularly, but I've been one of those jerks trying to tough it out. Bronchial problems have a way of becoming more severe and chronic than I'd like, so I'm not going to tough it out anymore.