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Thread #28765   Message #359697
Posted By: Clifton53
19-Dec-00 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Help: Bronchitis
Subject: Bronchitis
I've come up with a case of bronchitis again. I had it about 5 years ago and it was murder then, this time however I got a slight jump on it and got to the doc for some anti-biotics, de-congestants, and some sort of horrible syrup that helps the wracking cough.

My question is, how do I get this freight train off my chest? I can't sleep for the hacking cough, can't talk very well and have a low fever. Do I just wait it out and suffer 'til the meds kick in? I can breath alright, just not too deeply. Anyone else suffer from this malady? How do you cope? How can I be sure it's NOT pneumonia.

Don't like to air my troubles but if I can ease the pain a bit,why not?

Any suggestions? I should point out that I'm a smoker, although I'm not smoking now.