I was diagnosed with asthma 6 weeks ago and since then I have had this persistant cough. it has changed from the dry cough it started off as and after a week the doc said i had a chest infection (the cough was AWFUL then, vomitted frequently after coughing attacks in the night) but antibiotics took the edge off and the cough I was left with was dry again. But about a week ago it started to get worse again and have been feeling really exhausted and unwell with it too.
It didn't occur to me that it could be whooping cough until someone heard me and suggested it.
when i cough, it feels like I'm choking and i gasp for air inbetween barks. it sounds hideous, like i am coughing up a lung and my face goes bright red after (and my eyes water). my chest also feels like it it being sucked in. Could this be describing the cough that is a symptom of asthma - or is it more likey to be whooping cough? I'm particularly worried about the latter as I have been in contact with my four month old niece while having symptoms.
Will see doc asap but in the meantime, your opinions would be gratefully received!