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Old 12-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Location: Tennessee United States
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hollygirl05 HB User
been sick for almost a month, need to sleep!

Hi, November 22 I started having a cough, the 1st few days was just a little cough, with in that week I started coughing really hard and alot throughout the day and night. I thought maybe it was a 48 hour bug so I waited, then started taking musinex which didn't help, then I started taking dayquil during the day and nyquil before I went to bed thinking it would help me sleep, I still woke up 2-3 times a night coughing, kept waking my husband up all hours of the night, he finally talked me into going to the doctor a week ago, the doctor said I have bronchits probably caused the the walking pnemonia bug, she gave an antibiotic and a cough medicine that is a little pill, she said if I still have it after my antibiotics are gone, to come back and will get a chest x ray to find out whats going on. its going on 6 days since I started my meds and I am still coughing all day, the right side of my upper back and shoulder is hurting, chest feels tight and a little wheezy, when I cough, I cough alot of clear thick and sticky mucus, I even choke on it at times. I cough so hard sometimes, I end up vomitting too, but not all the time. I don't have a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes or anything like that. I feel alot of these symptoms could be that I'm so exhausted, I have not had a full or good night sleep before all this started, I'm just wondering if there is an OTC med I could take to help me sleep, I even tried tylenol pm. I have been getting weak in my legs as well, thanks for any advice!

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