posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:10 AM
Last June I quickly developed a nasty, terrible cough after my brother seemed to have it. It stuck with me unfortunately.
It came on strong and was bad enough I had to make a trip to the doctor for the first time in about 6 years. She told me it was bronchitis, which I
quickly protested, as when I was younger, had somewhat chronic bronchitis(2-4 times a year), and could tell a concernable difference between the two.
So she gave me heavy cough syrup and antibiotics...nothing. Steroids...some aid, lessened the severity. She refused to continue with them for whatever
reason. Claimed cigs had done this to me, and while I admit to being a half a pack smoker for 7 years, I gave up at that point, thinking it was closer
to pneumonia than anything and that time was the cure.
Well I still have the cough, nothing like it was back in june through august, but it's there. Mostly after sleeping through the night, it's my
wakeup cough a few times a week. Sure I smoke, but this has been a continuing bad cough, with sudden onset, it's certainly strange to me.