I am a 35 years old male and suffering from dry persistent coughing since past 5 weeks now and have been to the GP about 4 times during this period but there is no improvement in my condition.
To provide you with the background, initially it all started with fever along with shivering, at this point I did not have any coughing. It was only fever. My GP diagnosed my condition to be some kind of a 'viral infection' and suggested taking Paracetamol tablets 4 times a day. My fever would subside when I took Paracetamol dose as prescribed by my GP but it would bounce back as soon as I stopped taking Paracetamol. This condition lasted for nearly 2 weeks and finally, the fever started to go away and also, the Paracetamol dose started to reduce which were all good signs of improvement. However, once the fever was gone for good, I developed this persistent dry coughing. I started to cough heavily in the beginning almost all day long but never in the night. Thankfully, I get peaceful sleep at night with no coughing. Even in the mornings, I do not cough. It somehow starts after having morning tea and I keep coughing in regular intervals all day long till I finally retire to bed at night.
Based on my GP's recommendation, I did a blood test and also got a chest x-ray done and both these tests have returned with normal results and GP has ruled out any possibility of TB. The GP has suggested me to stop worrying about my persistent cough and has asked me to allow it to go away naturally....However, its been 5 weeks now and I am still coughing on daily basis and constant coughing makes my forehead and eyes strain painfully.
I request any fellow member here to share their similar experience please and what did you or your GP do to improve your condition. Thanks and God Bless !