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Old 11-21-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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Cough getting worse and giving me bad headache, help anyone???

Almost 2 months ago, me and my wife got both a bad case of the cold or flu that took about 3 weeks to completly go away for both of us.
Since then though, I have been continiously coughing on a daily basis to the point sometimes that I feel I'm choking, I always feel there is something stuck in my throat, and I cough so hard that several times a week, sometimes everyday, it gives me headache, like for each time I cough I feel it up to in my head. There was some times too that I had to apply some pressure on the top of my shoulder because I would get excrusiating pain with every cough and pressure seemed to help a tad.

I ain't gonna lie, I am a smoker and I am certain this is not helping my case at all... when I saw the doctor last week, I told her that the cough didn't go away and she examined me and said I had a bronchitis. She ordered a chest x-rays to see if it wasn't turning out into a pneumonia or something like that.

The coughing really bothers me in everything I do. And on bad days, laying down is almost out of question because I won't stop coughing at all then...

I know some of you are simply gonna tell me to stop smoking and I already know about that(having major problem quitting since a long time now) but I want to know what you guys think about the whole situation...

I mean I don't think coughing is suppose to hurt your head is it? and so on!

I am doign my best to try to improve my health and any advices are welcome! thank you!


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Old 11-21-2006, 03:10 PM   #2
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Re: Cough getting worse and giving me bad headache, help anyone???

I wont tell you to stop smoking hun. You know you should so I'm keeping my mouth zipped on that subject lol.

However, coughing like you've been doing means only one thing - it's time you saw your Doctor. It sounds like you have a chest infection. Coughing will give you a bad headache. Meanwhile, try and purchase some OTC cough syrup and see if this helps at all and drink plenty of fluids.

Are you coughing any mucus up?

Old 11-28-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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Re: Cough getting worse and giving me bad headache, help anyone???

Hi _mystictiger_,

Thank you for your reply! I did saw my doctor not last week but the week before on a wednesday and told her about the fact my cough didn't go away and that although I think there is relation with the fact I smoke, it usually wasn't lasting that long and being like that. She checked my chest while breathing and coughing and said I had a bronchitis. She got a chest x-ray done also the same day and I haven't got news back from that which I guess is good news knowing that my doc calls back quick when there is something going on.

I am working on gathering my strength to stop smoking but in the mean while I try to skip a cig here and there so I don't keep the automatic smokign thing going on and try to help the cough calm down...

Seems when I am more active it is worse... when I am at my kenpo classes I cough the whole time... not constantly but many times... like I get out of breath fast and when the breathing is heavier the cough just keep coming...

Thanks again hon,


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