I've been coughing since november (2006) and so far I haven't been able to get rid of it. So far I'm headed to my third doctor. First doctor (BEFORE I HAD MEDICAL INSURANCE) gave me some antibiotics, some cough syrup with codein and some anticongestant pills. I started feeling better after I took my medicine but as soon as I ran out the medicine, the dam cough came back.
I managed to get insurance through my job (Kaiser) and this doctor said I had whopping cough. I'm 21 years old but I don't believe I have that because I don't make a whopping sound after my cough attacks finish. This new doctor gave me more antibiotics and no luck, I don't feel any difference. I have to make a new appointment with a new doctor and hope to see if he can cure me.
I'm tired of this, I haven't been able to live my life, I can't laugh because if I do I start coughing a lot. I can't sleep very well because the cough wakes me up and the cough syrup doesn't do anything anymore. Please help!