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alexandertabershaw said on 28 April 2012

What a pain this cough is! I was diagnosed with whooping cough last month after a chest X-ray and blood-test. I'd been suffering from (what I at first thought was a tickly cough) that came into prominence at night keeping me awake and generally causing me discomfort. This carried on for a week or so, and then developed into a cough where I had episodes of not being able to catch my breath afterwards. I was put onto a dose of antibiotics for a week. The cough now occurs 5 or 6 times a day, occasionally leaving me gagging and making strange noises as I inhale afterwards, but believe me its manageable! I've had it for almost 3 months now, and have grown almost acustomed to it, and strangely see it as normal.