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Godawful cough

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Feb 2012
6:11pm, 19 Feb 2012
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plodding hippo
hi all

Glad you are better auburnette

I still cough a bit in the cold

Now, i did have whooping couhg vaccine asa a baby, but that was AEONS ago

Im sticking by the croup thingy
Feb 2012
6:12pm, 19 Feb 2012
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plodding hippo
screeners, have you been checked for asthma
Feb 2012
4:07pm, 20 Feb 2012
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Curly45
Indeed Auburnette that is good news!

I am still coughing like a good un :( Pulled another muscle on Sat evening and have woken up in the night a few times unable to breathe... I am also wheezing between coughs.

I dont feel at ill though, and the cough is getting less frequent so I am hopeful that it is on the way out. It just sounds dreadful and I look like I am choking every time it strikes which is a bit distressing for those around me. I got asked a few times on the weekend if something had gone down the wrong way :-O
Feb 2012
4:09pm, 20 Feb 2012
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Footpad
Finally over the cough! Ran for 11 miles today and the chest felt fine.... legs flipping ache tho!
Feb 2012
4:10pm, 20 Feb 2012
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Curly45
Woot more good news Footpad :)

(I have been training through mine but as I said when not coughing I dont feel bad at all. Hope the legs ease out soon)
Feb 2012
11:49am, 22 Feb 2012
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Curly45
Well my cough landed me in A & E last night...seriously painful ribs and struggling to breathe.

Anyway, despite hypoxia which led to them making noises about blood clots in lungs it seems that I have one of:
bruised ribs, fractured rib or pleurisy

All of which require strong painkillers, soft massage, ice and gentle moving around and 6-10 weeks to fully heal. The doctor was lovely, but didnt actually hear me coughing so no treatment for that in itself. I am allowed to restart training when the pain levels allow, but for now easy walking only.

Ruddy cough.
Feb 2012
11:50am, 22 Feb 2012
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plodding hippo
yikes curly

take the painkillers regularly now wont you
Feb 2012
11:52am, 22 Feb 2012
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auburnette
Owch, curly!

It does get better, although mine began on the 2nd Jan and I still have the remnants and the occasional coughing fit. I also did something to a rib.

Hope you feel better soon :-(
Feb 2012
11:53am, 22 Feb 2012
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Curly45
Will do PH - I need them to take the edge off the pain so I can move around anyway! They also suppress my cough it seems :)
Feb 2012
11:54am, 22 Feb 2012
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plodding hippo
yep, mine lasted from 8th dec to the end of january

Also got lots of nasty pleuritic pain

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