i had a very chesty violent cough which gave me coughing fits when i laughed or breathed heavily and also woke me up during the night with coughing up thick mucus. this cough began with other mild cold-like symptoms and lasted about 1 month before i was given amoxycillin. the cough lasted for about 8 months, during which i was given more amoxycillin, and finally subsided after i was diagnosed and treated with erythromycin for walking pneumonia.
i am very curious to what caused the long term cough as i never had any cultures done to determine the cause, i was also very surprised that no-one i was in close proximity to caught it off me, and then i remembered that i was never immunized for pertussis as a child and the people i was spending time around were. there was no 'whooping' when i coughed but the coughing fits were definitely quite extreme and uncontrollable and aggravated minor things like exercise or laughing.
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