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Sick. Again.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Ever since I got pneumonia 2 years ago, I haven't felt fully recovered. Doctor says I'm fully recovered, butI just don't seem to have the air, nor the energy I used to.
And I have the same kind of cough again. Started out subtle. Slow. Takes a couple months. Never any pain. But cough? Oh yes! Gets stronger and stronger and more frequent. And now, I am utterly exhausted. I even slept 11 hours last night!
Weirdly, I felt drunk a couple hours before I fell asleep. And I have the same feeling (albeit not as intense) all today.
I don't even seem to be contagious. Am I sick if I'm not contagious and am not in any pain? Does a cough, post-nasal drip, and exhaustion count?
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    Finally, a diagnosis: I have an "irritated cough center." Yep, it's a "thing" -- I double-checked with one of my doctor brothers. Treatment: stay out of the cold. Yeah, right! I live in the Colorado mountains and it's WINTER, doctor!
    Fortunately, I'm not contagious or even 'sick'. I AM tired -- of coughing, though!
    328 days ago
    Do you have GERD. Acid reflux disease?
    My dear man and I had three winters of coughing and hacking constantly until my doc sent us to an ENT doc and he put us on omeprazole.
    DH was much sicker than I was and did develop a bit of pneumonia one winter.
    Last winter we had no coughing!
    I did not believe I had GERD as I rarely have heartburn but apparently many folks with GERD do not.

    332 days ago
    could I have become allergic to something? I thought one became miserable with allergies. I just cough. and have post nasal drip
    349 days ago
    I checked my lung capacity. It is great. and I'm not coughing up foamy white stuff. So it isn't pneumonia.
    351 days ago
    I had pneumonia close to 2 years ago and still have shortness of breathe, also tire very easily.
    354 days ago
    I had bronchitis in September and it was months before the cough totally vanished. I feel you.
    354 days ago
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