Ok, I've been doing much research and this is what I've been doing for my whooping cough. Started yesterday doing vitamin C therapy. I took 12,000 mg that is 12, 1000 mg capsules of vitamin C. The reports I have been reading recommend even more. Last night I had a few minor coughing episodes but nothing like the horror of the previous nights. Today I am going to try to 20,000mg or 20 capsules. I've read if you stop, the symptoms will come back, so I plan to do this for quite some time, maybe even weeks. I did have a minor upset stomach this morning before I had eaten. I took the capsules throughout the day yesterday having had food in my stomach and this morning bowels were a little loose.
I do not have any medical expertise and always recommend seeing a doctor before seeking treatment. In this case of whooping cough, I was not provided anything for relief of symptoms, so I had to research on my own to find a solution that would work for me.View Thread
Ok, after researching further, I'm certain I have whooping cough. Look up whooping cough on Utube and watch the videos. Does your cough look and sound the same? Mine does. I called my doc this morning who called in a script for antibiotics for myself and my husband as this is highly contagious. She also ordered a lab swab of the inside of my nose to be cultured. I will know the result in 3 days, and if positive my children will also be prescribed antibiotics. The antibiotics only help with prevention or preventing the spread of the germs to others. They also call this the 100 day cough. It can be deadly to children and infants so if you have it stay away from little ones. Adults tend to be the carriers that spread to babies. If you have had the symptoms for 2 weeks that is prime time for a lab swab and antibiotics. I hate the thought of sleeping again tonight as it seems to be when its the worst. My neti pot to irrigate my nasal passages has been helpful to reduce mucus but its been so bad that I have to do it like every 2 hours. You can get a neti pot and distilled water at almost any pharmacy or drug store. Hope this helps.View Thread
I'm glad this person has found the answer with his sleep number bed but I have a tempu-pedic that had the same feature. Early this morning I woke with the same issues as everyone else has posted, and I had my bed up about 8 inches and still woke up gasping for air. This was the second time while sleeping within 6 hours. I just again had a small episode while sitting up.
I've been sick now for two weeks. Went to urgent care a week ago (had not yet had these symptoms of not being able to catch my breath). Its flu season and I've been coughing like crazy, post nasal drip and overall fatigue. Was glad to hear I didn't have pneumonia. Doc said it was an upper respiratory infection after clear X-ray. She didn't even look in my nose. Gave me a zpack, ventolin inhaler, and hydrocodon cough med (awful, made me vomit, will not take it again). After a week of not feeling better and then a few of these horrible gasping episodes I went back to doc. He led me to believe that I did have a sinus infection or sever sinusitis. Taking mucinex for heavy phlegm, allegra, using a neti pot almost every 2 hours and fluticcisone nasal spray. Still waking up gasping. It is terrifying and I'm hating that no one seems to have any answers. Don't think I can continue dealing with this issue. Makes me feel like I'm going to die.View Thread