I'm 34 years old, I have had whooping cough for about a month. The funny thing is the doctors will not test me. I have been to the emergency room twice. The first time the doctor did not say anything. I told him how I was feeling how I was gasping for air, Throwing up having fainting spells etc. He basically gave me 4 prescriptions and sent me home with out telling me what was wrong with me. After getting the prescriptions I called my 79 year old grandma to ask her a question about something else, and as she answered I went into one of my crazy coughing spells she said Diana(my Name) you have whooping cough "I said what is that"? Why would the doctor not tell me? After looking it up on the web and listening to the video on the web of a coughing attack I knew for a fact I had it. (THIS IS WHY IM SO SCARED) I have three children and not one of them have vaccinations. (that is a two hour story and if you knew why I believe you would understand my choice we can discuss at another time.)
I called the hospital I was at to talk to the doctor that gave me all the meds and to ask him if it occurred to him that I have whooping cough and he said yes and I said thanks for telling me I have 3 children with out vaccinations. He had no answers for my questions. All I can think about day and night is dear god am i still contagious would my kids have it by now? How long are you contagious for? I swear I would have to put myself in a funny farm if one of them got this. I could not bare to hear one of them cough like this the thought makes me cry. This is ***l I'm in so much pain I cant sleep at times I cant even lift my arms but I do not care about me. I went back to the Emergency room last night looking for answers this young ignorant doctor acted like I was insane when I told him I have whooping cough he honestly rolled his eyes at me. I asked him to test me for it and he refused. He said my chest x-ray was clean as a whistle. I finally started crying hysterical and too shut me up he gave me another series of drugs. But yet he still did not answer my question please someone help me.
I'm loosing my mind with worry I don't care If I suffer for eternity with this but my babies please someone just tell me If I'm still contagious? or if the kids would have had it by now? I also wonder if anyone else is like this, sometimes I cough and I think wow that was normal I'm getting better, and then the next cough I'm gasping for air prior to the antibiotics that were only 5 day I never had a runny nose congestion or mucus in my lungs I do now just dry, and I never had a normal cough now I have a normal cough at times and every other cough I'm gasping for air so it is actually better. Also anyone have any suggestions my ribs feel broken. Thank you so much Diana also I would love to communicate with anyone else with this just to run Idea's and thoughts and even complain to eachother. firstname.lastname@example.org