Smoker’s Cough

The extent of my allergies is well documented on this blog. ?However, never before have my allergies been of the chest variety. ?Meaning all I ever do when I have an allergy attack is sneeze. ?Sneeze like there is no tomorrow, but no coughing. ?As you well know the pollen count across the country is off the charts. ?Washington is no exception. ?The fact that we are finally getting some rain this week is a good thing, but not enough.

I have had a hacking cough for about 2 weeks now. ?Oddly my mother has too. ?This trend sounds a little familiar. ?I had just gotten the boy over his coughing issues (only to be replaced by throwing up) when somehow I started coughing.

When we visited the doctor for the child he said that the respiratory infection was likely a result of a chest cold and allergies. ?I’m starting to think that is my problem too. ?I sound like I smoke 2 packs of Pall Malls a day. ?By the end of the day I’m pretty worn down and Tuesday night I fell asleep on the couch at 9:15.

I would like to think that this is just allergies. ?Ok, really… I’m sticking my head in the sand and totally ignoring the fact that is probably something more than that. ?I’ve been to the doctor twice this year and that is more than my normal quota of doctor visits.

2 Comment

  1. Liv says: Reply

    The last allergy issue I had was about this time last year. It developed into bronchitis. My doc gave me Tussionex. I loved it. I buzzed for 8 hours after every dose. And it worked great for the cough too.

  2. Auntie G says: Reply

    It’s probably not allergies. That sounds like the same stuff I had over spring break. It will go away…you are on the downhill side of it. Hang in there. I speak from experience…it only seems like it’ll last for ever.

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