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The Chest Infection
I'm hoping to get advice from those who have or have had this- it's everywhere! I had the flu first for a few days, then 2 days off, then a stomach sickness bug for a few days, then a few days off, and then flu/chest infection and shivers/temperature. I'm now 3 days into antibiotics but still my hacking cough sounds like I'm murdering someone, it's making me retch, I'm exhausted and very short of breath. I'm also asthmatic. The cough feels "empty" and hollow and is not productive. How much longer can I expect this to last?! How was it for you?
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I am surprised they gave you antibiotics, I feel for you though, the persistent cough is the worst part especially when you are trying to sleep. From my experience the cough seems to last about 2/3 weeks its at its worst in the middle of the 2/3 weeks then is lessens or perhaps I just became more accustomed to it.