Over the last 4 months i have been suffering from a chronic cough and other issues including chest infection/throat infection/virus/increased nasal drip. These have been at different time but the dry cough has remained throughout.
Started December 2011, i had a cough that i couldnt budge, eventually i started to cough up green phlem and white bits, after a week or so i visitied the GP and said i thought i had a chest infection, he prescribed me with Amoxicillin.
Feb/ March, the Green Phlegm went but the chonic dry cough remained. This was worst in the evening and became more of a mucus cough in the day. My throat started to swell one day and after a week of pain i went back to the GP who confirmed a Throat Infection...i have had my tonsils and adnoids out as a child so not really prone to them.
March i experienced a Virus but have also had this increased mucus, yellow first thing in the morning then the rest of the day it remains thick and clear...i have had the cough ever since...
I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago and told him i was very sure i had a sinus infection that has been ongoing. i have had the usual for that, tingling face, moving headaches, dizziness and had blocked ears for 4 weeks where mucas had been coughed into the E-Tubes.
1. He looked up my nose and said there were no polyps
2. He said my nostrils look a bit narrow/swollen- I dont understand what this can mean
3. He asked if i ever had a temp, which i dont
He has suggested allergy and had put me on Beconase nasal spray which is making no improvement at all.
I have coughing fits sometimes where i end up vomiting, the cough wakes me up at night..it is def a dry cough...I have had pains in my chest and body which i presume is from this and also headaches.....
Sometimes i feel like i can't get enough air into my lungs. I dont know if this cough has caused some damage, but the allergy medication isnt helping
im 27, female, 2 children, smoker.
Im at my wits end, should i suggest this to my doctor? I am writing this and still feel breathless...I dont have any wheezing as such, but it can be present on occasions after a coughing fit...