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Dec 29, 2015 2:14 PM

I've had laryngitis since Sunday. I saw my ENT doc today so they could put a scope through my nose to see my vocal chords. The doc didn't see any thrush around the vocal chords even though it was on the inside of my cheeks. He's given me 5 days of fluconazole, and strict orders of no speaking, not even a whisper. (My hubby said, "So I will finally have the last word!" Lol). He said I could have thrush lower that he's unable to see, and it could be the cause of the laryngitis, or at least a contributing factor.

Thrush (yeast infection-of the mouth) has been a constant problem since last year. We thought it was from my old asthma inhaler. Before then I only got it now and then, since I developed asthma in 1981. They changed my inhaler 3 times and then gave me a spacer so I don't directly inhale the powder/liquid. I rinse my mouth very well after each dose, so I'm baffled as to why I can't get rid of it for good. It's frustrating!

The ENT doc did see a nodule on the right side of my vocal chords though. And he says it may be too blame for the laryngitis as much as the thrush or even more so. It was not there when they scoped me last year. This nodule has me concerned slightly. In October 2014 they found a nodule in my left lung, my left breast, and my thyroid. And I have 2 small lumps on my right calf, the doc thinks are lipomas; I've never had them before. I've had multiple mammograms, all with no changes in 18 months. The chest CT had no changes in the lung over the past 12 months. The ultrasound on my thyroid led to blood tests and dx of hypothyroidism.

Now I have Sjogrens, and most of my doctors have warned me of possible complications occurring in any part of my body because of it. Although the ENT doc must not be familiar with it at all. After I stated the laryngitis was preceded by a sjogrens flare in my joints and eyes/mouth/nose/throat, he responded by saying, "Well whatever you did to cause that flare, don't do it anymore." Say what!

Am I being overanxious, or is my concern legit? If anyone has input on either thrush or nodules please share. Thanks!!! πŸ™‚πŸŒΌπŸ™πŸ˜·

Dec 29, 2015 2:23 PM

Try going on a yeast eliminating diet, no sugar except raw honey and take a teaspoon of raw, organic coconut oil a few times a day. It is anti bacteria, anti fungal etc. It also wouldn't hurt to start oil pulling with it. It will also help your to relieve some of the dry mouth symptoms of Sjogrens. It is my understanding that high yeast/thrush can be a complication of Sjogrens. I'm not a doctor just a fellow sufferer who uses natural methods along with meds to help my symptoms. Hope this helps.

Dec 29, 2015 2:24 PM

Flappsy what a jerk your ENT was. I hope you get to feeling better. Tell hubby not to take to much enjoyment from you not being able to talk right now. Will be praying for you about those nodules on your throat,, that they won't be anything. Love, sending you hugs and prayers.

Dec 29, 2015 2:29 PM

Tinyt, thank you for the info. I've tried the oil pulling but it makes me gag. I'm not sure if be able to swallow the oil either, but I can try. I wasn't aware yeast was a complication of Sjogrens. Just being diagnosed this year it's really all new to me still. Thanks again! (((Hugs))) πŸ™‚πŸŒΌπŸ™πŸ˜·

Dec 29, 2015 2:33 PM

Flappsy, I'm sorry that you are going through this. I know you're scared and I would be too. The good thing is that the tests have not shown any change in the last year. Keep that thought in the forefront of your mind. I've heard that because of the dry mouth, it can cause sores and yeast issues. I hope the suggestions for the raw honey and stuff work to remedy the yeast situation. I think it's hysterical that your hubby said now he can get the last word..LOL!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ I can't believe the ENT was fool headed enough to say that to you.. I don't know that I would have been able to let that go even if I said something back with humor that let him know that I thought he was a jerk. You're in my daily thoughts and prayers my friend. Sending you {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that things start going in a better direction. Hang in there!! πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 29, 2015 2:35 PM

Still praying here for you, take it easy and get some rest, and get a white board and then your hubby will not have the last word lol, when my daughter gets laryngitis we have her use the white board to be able to communicate. Sending my love to you, πŸ™πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

Dec 29, 2015 4:43 PM

AlwayZ, thanks! If prefer a doctor with experience with Sjogrens, which I'm not sure he has. I think his NP has way more education & experience than he does. If I didn't like her so much, who I normally see, is find a new doc!
Moparmom, I love the whiteboard idea! Thank you so much to both of you! Hugs, prayers, & love to you both.... And sunshine for you AlwayZ 🌦πŸŒ₯🌀🌞
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Dec 30, 2015 10:09 AM

Flappys, there are text to speech apps available. I think you need to download some and let your voice be heard!! Or we can get you a bell to ring when you need something. Lol. I bet your hubby will love that!!

Dec 30, 2015 11:49 AM

LOL Cajen!! πŸ’•πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Dec 30, 2015 12:17 PM

Cajen, that's hilarious! I have my grandmother's bell. πŸ€” Thanks to all for your well wishes, prayers & love.

I'm taking the medicine like they told me and I coughed all night. I've got green coming up and out my nose, and feel horrible today. I'm lethargic and used up half my spoon's just getting a shower, dressing, & drying my hair this morning. And then there's the slight tightness around my lower rib cage, hopefully just from the coughing. It's so hard to think clear enough to do anything but sit in my recliner.

I was so depressed this morning when I got up. I realized this will be my 5-6th year where I've been sick on New Years Eve/Day. I was actually in the urgent care or ER the last 2 years. And I'd really like to have one New Year that doesn't start with me sick with head/chest infections, or at the UC/ER! It's bad enough with the chronic issues. I could have done without the acute attack too. Ugh! πŸ€’πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 30, 2015 1:01 PM

Flappy, I hope you start feeling better.maybe you should let your primary doc know about your sinus drainage,(color etc) please drink more fluids too. Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 30, 2015 2:36 PM

Terri I drink enough to float a boat every day, just from the sjogrens. I'm feeling water logged yet dry, at the same time. It's been awhile since I've had a heads cold, so I forgot how yucky it makes me feel. I'm totally nonproductive today. Well I did get a pork loin into the crock pot, but I don't care if I have side dishes or not. Don't even want the pork. I just hope the docs is right and its not contagious. I'll feel real bad if anyone gets it from our Sunday gathering! πŸ€’πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 30, 2015 2:42 PM

On the funny side, I keep forgetting not to talk. And my poor pup can't read so writing would be useless. However when I try to speak it comes out a high pitched squeak... And he looks at me like, huh? πŸ—£πŸ˜·

Dec 30, 2015 2:49 PM

Lol lololol I am sorry but lololol I got this visual picture in my head of your puppy's responses!!!!

Dec 30, 2015 6:00 PM

Try using it instead of butter, also for oil pulling they usually recommend you start worth small amounts Ann's small time and work your way up. If you tried starting with anything more then a two that could me why you gagged. I get thrush under my partial occasionally and it helps to clear it.

Dec 30, 2015 10:57 PM

Flappsy I hope you start feeling better, like Terri said you may need to call u our Dr about the green drainage. Probably need some antibiotics. Prayers,love and hugs.

Dec 31, 2015 8:57 AM

Thanks everyone. I've worsened overnight and cough is now in mid-chest instead of neck. I can't call anyone because I have no voice. Doc said no talking/whispering, but the coughing isn't helping either. Because I got up hurting all over, with lead legs & weak this morning I've changed meds up a bit. Taking Mucinex-DM, Alkaseltzer-Plus Cold, and Cold-eeze (sister swears by it, so I'll try it). And drinking peppermint & honey tea (hot). Appetite has decreased, but eating chicken soup.

I'm still praying for Jenna's & Moparmom's families, as well as everyone in the flood zones. Hoping & praying those were haven't heard from are safe!

It's taking every ounce of energy to type this out so I'm signing of until I'm better. Wishing everyone a very safe πŸŽ†Happy πŸŽ‰New 🎊Year! πŸŽ‡.
(((Hugs))) & πŸ–... πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 31, 2015 6:21 PM

Thanks Terri. I thought I'd check posts before going to bed... Won't be ringing in the New Year. My pulmonologist called in an abx & steroid med. I need to stop coughing! I'm either peeing myself or causing a headache. I haven't gone 5 minutes all day without coughing. At this point someone could deck me to knock me out and I wouldn't care. πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 31, 2015 7:53 PM

Pleas e feel better. If u can't tell have your hubby call for uu.just make sure.it donet turn into pneumonia. That is awful

Jan 02, 2016 9:44 AM

Just an update: felt so very bad on Thursday I wrote down everything and my hubby called my pulmonologist, who called in and they called in a steroid & an antibiotic. I got up yesterday and had more energy but still coughing bad. It's moved into my upper chest so I'm staying on all the meds until I use up the rxs, then I'm seeing the pulmonologist if I'm not better.

My energy is still better today than it was New Years Eve, but it takes very little effort to do anything and suddenly I'm exhausted, sweating, and hot. Yesterday i changed my shirt 4x, each time putting on shorter sleeves until i was in a tank top (in 50 degree weather), which is so NOT me! Lol I got so hot at one point and sweating that my hubby grabbed the shoulder ice pack from the freezer and laid it on my upper body. My daughter's had me go stand outside a few minutes when I went into an extreme bronchial from overheating & choking on drainage. I think the overheating is from the steroid bc I'm snappy too; or maybe that's just from being sick so long already. But it's never done me this way before. And last night, after 6 doses of steroid med, I barely slept, dozing in and out from 12:30 to 5:00 am. I got up at 6:30 when the dog got restless with me moving around. Ugh... The downside of steroids! My voice is still gone.

I hope everyone else is having a good day & praying we all have a better year! (((Hugs))) love & prayers! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 02, 2016 11:08 AM

Flappsy, I am so sorry that you have gotten this sick. I am still sick from when I came home from my birthday trip on November 14th. I can't shake it and everyone around me has the same thing. Now it's in my chest, I've got an aweful cough and phlegm.. Ugh!! I keep getting to the point of feeling almost all better and then the next day I'm down for the count. I have pain management on Monday so I'm going to ask him to listen to my lungs and see if he thinks I should go to my regular doctor. I do have a propensity to pneumonia so I have to be careful. Keeping my fingers crossed. I hope you get better really soon, Flappsy.. Hang in there!! {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that by tomorrow you'll be feeling better.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 02, 2016 5:02 PM

Flappy I get wild crazy on steroids! I do feel ya I mean the sweats and I get crazy mood swings.. Poor husband !hang in there! Turn in the AC if you have too, they can add layers to stay warm , i mean you can only take offnso much and then you are running around the house NaKed!!!

Jan 02, 2016 9:36 PM

Flappys, I feel you about the steroids. I'm Wild crazy as well as well as no sleep for days. The last time I had them prescribed, I did the first 48 hours and said No freaking more. I felt like I was going to chew up and spit out everyone around me. So I do completely understand. Gentle hugs.

Jan 03, 2016 7:57 PM

AlwayZ, I know you feel rough! I was sick from Nov 2014 to Feb 2015, then was dx with the sjogrens. I'm almost positive I'm in a flare and that's why I'm sick. Then too, it hit me today that we've had so much rain on & off over the past few weeks, and everyone (as you said) has the same thing. Is this all due to the mold spores from the fluctuating weather changes? Betcha!! I have mold allergies and it stinks outside near bushes and trees where the mulch is, which our yard is full of.

Terri, I told my hubby & granddaughters this weekend to layer because the least effort has me sweating like a roasting pig! And running around naked is not an option I want to take. Maybe 20-30 years ago... Lol! 😱

Amanda, I've actually had to stop taking it before, several times, and then restart. The only thing worse on me is the Depo shot. Omg, I'm like a wild dog! My PCP usually spreads my steroid out differently, which is actually worse (7, 7, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4...), but this doc is doing it 4 days @ 4/day, 4 days @ 3/day, 4 days @ 2/day, then 4 days @ 1/day. Today hasn't been so bad, but our temps dropped 25+ degrees from our highs the day the rain was here. I was finally able to fall asleep last night but only after taking an anxiety tab + melatonin. I can only do so many sleepless nights and then I can't stand myself. My PCP days it's "roid-rage." Duh! Lol.

This is my 4th at so tomorrow I get to reduce my dose. I just hope I don't get worse, or stay this way for months like last year. Wishing you all a good night's sleep! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 03, 2016 8:11 PM

Flappys, great minds think alike on the Depo shot. They actually had to take me off it because would just snap at the littlest thing. And don't get me started on the "roid rage" either. Benadryl didn't even help me fall asleep with that one. I did tell my PCP never, ever again.

Jan 06, 2016 12:40 PM

OMG, Flappsy... I have horrible mold allergies too!!! If I am around anything moldy, I get a sinus infection within days and then I'm down for the count. I guess with all the other germs, the weather and not resting that's how I ended up with pneumonia. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you feel better and have a more peaceful and less painful and germ filled day!! πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

Jan 06, 2016 8:21 PM

I'm praying you'll feel better spoon AlwayZ. My cough & congestion is settling into my chest now. I'm resting but I'm concerned about it aggravating my asthma or like you & profiler, getting pneumonia. I'm staying away from everyone sick! (((Hugs))) & prayers for you! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 06, 2016 8:24 PM

Flappys I rebuke pneumonia right now in JESUS NAME. U just keep resting keep drinking fluids..that is..lol

Jan 07, 2016 8:10 AM

I have missed y'all Newfibrogirl,Alwayz, and Flappy! I hope everyone starts feeling better. Hey has anyone seen Weezie?/Love and Blessings, Terri

Jan 07, 2016 9:30 AM

You know, Terri, I haven't seen her in a couple of days. I'm sure she's around. Hope your day is going well. I'm very tired so I figured I'd check in early as with this pneumonia I've been carrying a fever between 101.4 and 102.1 so I'm pretty run down. Sending love, gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers for a peaceful and light pain day.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 07, 2016 10:14 AM

Alwayz, I am praying for you. God's got this, rest and rely on him today! Love and Blessings, Terri

Jan 07, 2016 10:18 AM

Thanks, Terri!! I know that God will see me through. I'm glad for the sleep at least that is the only benefit of being sick. Hope you're having a better day today!! Love you bunches.. πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Jan 07, 2016 10:23 AM

Yes, I am having a very blessed day... You reminded me of Paragon Forte, I was struggling with deep thigh muscle aches and spasms. My doctor gave me a RX...got them last night..and I really feel much better! Ty !love,Terri

Jan 07, 2016 1:22 PM

How but trying probitics?! My doc said to take twice day instead of once.

Jan 07, 2016 2:03 PM

Flappsy, Alwayz And Terri I am so sorry that y'all are all so sick. I hope the meds that y'all are taking will start kicking in sooner than later. Flappsy you said it feels like it is settling in y'all's chest. Have y'all tried a old home remedie from my Mother's father it is whiskey add peppermint candy,lemon juice, and honey. Make sure the candy is melted shake well pour in a cup and heat drink then get under the covers and sweat it out. Should be able to talk in the morning. I gave this same remedie to a Dr with Larengitis and he came in the next morning and told me it really worked. I hope it helps y'all if you use it. Sorry I haven't been around lately, haven't felt very good so have just been laying around feeling sorry for myself. I think I need a really good kick in the rear to get me to going again. Love all of y'all prayers and lots of hugs.

Jan 07, 2016 3:00 PM

Hi ! Terri I haven't been feeling very good for the last week and I gave in to it. I guess I need a good kick to get started again. Lol

Jan 07, 2016 4:28 PM

Newfibrogirl, thank you so much! Both my sisters have had pneumonia but so far I haven't. I'm avoiding everyone sick. I'm having to up my water today BC of the sinus/cold meds, and the barium swallow I had this morning. I feel like a floating boat, it with the outer layer peeling off! Lol

Terri, I've missed you all too, getting on and staying caught up. I'm still not at my best.

AlwayZ please take care of yourself! We do need you, love you and count on you. But as you you tell us, take care of you first, and rest!

Weezie, thanks for the recipe. My grandmother use to give it to us, as well as smear Vicks Vaporub on our neck & chest. But I couldn't remember all that went in it. Glad you are back on now!

Love, (((hugs))) & prayers for everyone! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 07, 2016 10:21 PM

Flappsy as well as the vicks vapor rub on our chest,neck, and in our nose she would warm a washcloth on the oven and lay it over the vicks to open us up. Did she give you a tsp of sugar with a couple of drops of turpentine on it. My mother would give it to us for a sore throat.

Jan 08, 2016 9:17 PM

Weezie, I remember my grandmother pinning a handkerchief around our necks but I don't know if it was moistened. I now she never used turpentine. I would never have swallowed that! Lol gag!

I'm feeling slightly better today with less congestion, so hopefully I'm getting better. πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 09, 2016 12:54 PM

Flappsy, I hope you are indeed getting better. You've been sick for a while. I finally had to cave and go to the doctor because I was sick since the middle of November and then just got worse from there. Now that I was diagnosed with pneumonia and I waited too long, the antibiotic is taking a bit longer to work. I've been running fevers at night of 102.6 and 100.2 during the day which Advil or Tylenol take away. The antibiotic makes my belly sick and gives me the runs and then all the "normal" crap I deal with just made me feel very weak and tired. I've been sleeping on and off (more than normal which is the ONLY good thing about being sick). Please get well, I'm praying for you and sending you {{Hugs}} to help you feel better.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 09, 2016 9:29 PM

AlwayZ, I think I'm on the upswing, or at least I hope so. My hubby and I had to run errands and went to belks for some clothes for his mom. She can no longer wear pull over tops or button/zip pants, so it took awhile to find the button up shirts. I use to like belks, but they have way too many racks to make it easy getting around. I overheated and broke out sweating. I had to get a shower when I got home because my head was drenched with sweat. I'm hoping it doesn't make me relapse. I spoke to the pharmacist this afternoon about the cold meds I've been taking. My hubby & I noticed the last 3 days my tremors have been 4x worse. He said it was likely the antihistamine, phenylalanine, so hopefully the tremors will improve when I'm off it.

I feel so bad for all of you with pneumonia. I've never had it and don't want it. I've only had the flu 3-4x since high school, and that's the last time I remember ever having fever. Instead of fever, when I get sick my body temp drops, and even normal my temp stays below norm (97.8). I'm praying you will feel much better spoon. Hugs & prayers! πŸ˜·πŸŒΌπŸ™

Jan 10, 2016 10:47 AM

Thanks Flappsy!! I think that you broke out in such a sweat because you may have been running a low grade fever and it broke. You sweated it out and then took your shower. Unfortunately with my case, I had microplasm pneumonia years back and according to the hospital it can lay dormant for years because it's bloodborne and then you get sick, it hits your chest and the pneumonia rears its ugly head. I've had it several times and it's a nightmare. It takes me longer to get better because of all the autoimmune issues and I know you know that because it happens to us all. I'm very tired. My temp runs below normal when I'm not sick (97.1) so if I have 100 or above, I feel like someone would with a very high fever. I only ran a high one once and it was from infection after surgery. My Mom was up all night with me and would check me every half hour. She came in and I was dilerious and she touched me and said I was burning up. I was running 104.5 and she got towels and washcloths and soaked them in cool water and rubbing alcohol and put them on my neck and flanks and wrists, etc.. She also gave me Advil and within the hour it was down to 101.3 and we went to the ER. They had to open the incision and all this crap came out and they left it open. Not only did it get worse, it was the infection that ate all the way down to my pelvic bone and I had a huge hole in my abdomen that stunk like a sewer and It took 3 surgeries 9 months later to get out all the dead tissue and find all the tunnels that had rotted through my abdomen to clean them out and close it all up. That was the last surgery I had and now, needing a new knee, shoulder and removal of huge lipomas, I'm afraid I'll get infected again. Oh well, I'm going to try to nap, at least I am sleeping since I've been sick.. May as well take advantage of it. Be well, my dear friend. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you continue to be in the mend and feel better.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜·

Jan 10, 2016 6:11 PM

Oh AlwayZ, that's horrible you weren't through that! I'm praying you won't ever get that again, not ever! As for me I spoke too soon. My cold meds kept me awake last night until after 1:30 am, and then my IBS-C kicked in with horrible cramps and swelling. I've been sick at my stomach all day. My tremors are off the charts, and although my cough is better my sinuses are not. I changed to sudafed last night because it's stronger than the phenylalanine. It's helping a little better I think. But the cold front came in overnight and every joint in my body feels like it's freezing up. On the upside, my daughter picked up the puppy, so me and my dog can rest. He actually climbed up on my chest, rolled over to be cradled like a baby (his fave, my daughter started), and feel asleep. Lol One more plus, I have zero doc appts the whole week; the first in 4 months! Take it easy and rest so you can get better. Hugs, prayers, & well wishes! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 11, 2016 7:55 PM

The laryngitis is gone and so is the PND. Instead I have thick congestion started back in my sinuses. Ugh! It's choking me if I lay down. I've flushed my sinuses over the sink so many times. Why it is reversing and not draining? It's got to be this stupid fluctuating weather. I've taken so much meds to clear it up in spritzed I'm not shriveled up like a prime. My skin is so dry and wrinkled today, and I'm staying thirsty beyond belief. Any suggestions? πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 11, 2016 9:00 PM

Try gateraide and hard candy..it may just be a case of cotton mouth. And hard candy could work

Jan 11, 2016 10:51 PM

Try using a humidifier, may help. Love and blessings, Terri

Jan 12, 2016 10:57 AM

Newfibrogirl, I'm drinking Gatorade and using candy with xylitol, but it's not helping. I think it's the cold meds. I stopped all of them this morning to see how I do the next couple of days.

Terri, I tried a humidifier and it just stopped me up worse. I'm just going to take my chances with nothing a few days. All the OTC meds say don't use after 2 weeks, so maybe my body needs a break from them.

Thanks, hugs, & prayers! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 12, 2016 12:07 PM

Flappys.. You have been sick for so long. You may be right your body might need a time out. I hope u feel better soon

Jan 12, 2016 12:16 PM

Flappsy, I don't know if you've tried it but my sinuses have been stopped up and I've been using Simply Saline. It comes in a spray or bottle you can use with a netti pot. I prefer the spray. I think we've both been sick way too long. I waited too long to go to the doctor though and that's how I ended up with pneumonia. The antibiotic is doing its job because I haven't had a fever in 48 hours. Feel better and I'll be praying for you.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 12, 2016 6:46 PM

AlwayZ, I've used Simply Saline every day for 3-4 years. I didn't take any meds today and around lunch my sinuses started draining (PND), and tonight I'm coughing. My voice is also raspy again. If rather it drain than be stuffy. I'm debating calling the doc if I get up worse tomorrow. I feel better but I'm overheating very easily. As for the length of time, this has been my typical time length ever since I developed asthma in 2001. Everyone knows I have very low resistance getting over anything and I've asked them not to come around me when they're sick. My hubby's mom, & everyone in the home, were sick with this just before Christmas, so I'm sure that's where I picked it up. I had no idea they were sick or I wouldn't have gone. What's one week for healthy people turns into 4-8 weeks for me. πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 12, 2016 11:02 PM

Flappsy It seem people with compromised immune systems take so much longer getting over something as simple as a cold. I had Asthma as a child finally out grew it by the time I was 16. But I have Bronchitis now and when it gets a hold of me it takes a couple of weeks to get over it. If I get too hot I have coughing fits that sounds like a dog teeing a coon. Everybody just looks at you like are you coughing up a lung. Lol I try and keep cough drops or peppermint to suck on it seems to help. When I was a kid Mother would give me a tsp of sugar with a couple drops of turpentine on it, now days it would kill you because of all the additives they put in it. Back then it was just pure turpentine. All of us kids loved it because it was a spoon of sugar it was really sweet. I hope you get over this soon. Alwayz I hope you get over yours soon too both of y'all have been fighting this too long. Love y'all will keep y'all in my prayers sending y'all lots of hugs.

Jan 13, 2016 5:17 AM

Weezie, your comment about a dog treeing a coon made me laugh! We had beagles growing up and it was like a circus when they'd get after any critter. I think I'm going to get my hubby to pick up some whiskey and make that tonic you suggested. Like you, when I overheat my coughing is awful. I use to say it was like a seal putting on a show. I get bronchitis now and then, and I'm wondering if it's trying to go into it now. And the way I keep flushing and breaking out in sweats I'm thinking I've got fever, but not at the high level.

I hope you are doing well. How's Bella doing, and the rest of your family? Hugs & prayers for you all, with love πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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