Thursday, February 25, 2010

From this in January..........To this at the end of February....................
Four weeks of battling a cold that turned in to bronchitis. Coughing like I've never coughed before. 3 Cortisone shots, 5 days of steroids, 10 days of antibiotics, an inhaler prescribed, cough medicine with codeine...........and I have yet to sleep through the night. Took off 2 weeks from work........went back for the last 3 days.......had to take today off.......the coughing won't stop! To the point of gasping for air, gagging, etc.
Now this has entered the picture.....................
They are called Tessalon Perles. I called my doctor yesterday afternoon and begged for something else to get relief from the coughing. Target finally filled the prescription at lunchtime today and I took my first dose and within 20 minutes, the cough had subsided! So I went on the internet to research this medicine a little further. Apparently they work by reducing the reflex in the lungs that causes the urge to cough. It "numbs" the stretch sensors in the lungs. Quite a few side effects associated with the medicine but the pharmacist said the best thing to do with this medication is drink lots of fluid. No problem! Have been a little light headed and have got a bit of a headache going on, but I can take Tylenol and deal with it if the coughing continues to stay at bay.
Here's hoping that I look like this kitten tonight!!!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...


I hope they do the trick - sounds like you have had a bad case of the flu.

Charlene said...

BLESS YOUR SWEET HEART & CHEST! Oh no I bet you have been beside yourself. And now, I feel bad because hubby has been battling a cough with a sinus infection & he has been a coughing fool & I have not been as sweet about the hacking as I should have. OK I will be sweeter (he got drugs for the cough today too) & you get better. Hope you did get some rest. Take care. Charlene

Alisa said...

Oh, Allie! At least you are getting some relief now! Hopefully the lack of coughing will help you to get a little strength back so your body can fight back.

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Allie said...

So how do I get the fourth comment deleted? Help y'all!!

rochambeau said...

WOW ~ ;-(
You've been VERY sick! Has someone been there for you during the day?

Is it possible you have walking pneumonia? Being sick is SUCH a drag. A friend here in Jefferson has had much the same experience and you, BUT IS finally feeling better now. The big thing was lack of energy. BUT each day in every way he is feeling better and doing more. This is my hope and prayer for you too!!


About the drawstring bag. I can make one for you. Each bag is a bit different, in that I don't use patterns. So if you decide you do want one, let me know.

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh my goodness ~ is EVERYONE getting this same bug? Yes, coughing over and over again ~ hope that you are finally feeling better and getting some relief!

Only a few more weeks til Spring!
Nancy & Angus

cindy said..., I'm so sorry to hear about all your health woes. I've been working allot lately and have not had time to blog hop like I like, I'm so glad they finally got you some relief from coughing. Bless your heart. I hope you are on the mend.

yapping cat