last week i had flu type symptoms with a hacking cough. over the weekend the fly symptoms went but the hacking cough has remained.
i am not able to lie down as i cough and cant breathe, so am having to stay propped on pillows. i am coughing if i talk for too long, as get short of breath. i have used a whole ventolin inhaler since wednesday, as this is helping me to breathe abit better. when i am coughing i am coughing up yellowy-green phelgm (sorry). and the coughing got so bad 3 times last night i was sick because of coughing so much. when i breathe out i have a whistle, my chest feels like its burning and tight, my ribs feel as though they are going to crack.
i went docs this morning and told them all of this, they checked my chest and said it was clear, said i'm not not wheezing and dont have a whistle! said its a normal winter cough, go home and take paracetamol!!! she did tell me i had used TOO MUCH ventolin and i could end up with a sore throat or thrush as a result! she did a peak flow which i got 250, 220, 210 and normally its between 460-480, but still not concerned. lastly if i get worse go back or ring an ambulance!
has anyone got any ideas what i can do??? also IF i do end up with an ambulance what will happen to my 3 children as my husband is over 3hrs away on a course and i have no family nearby.