December 31, 2003 7:27 AM Subscribe
I've got the Toxic Death Flu. [more inside]
posted by eilatan to health & fitness (33 answers total)
I am mostly over it, but I have a lingering, hacking cough that nothing seems to help--I'm drinking massive amounts of fluids, eating hard candy and throat drops, trying to talk as little as possible, and I'm still having these debilitating coughing fits every 15 minutes or so. The problem seems to be that my throat is dry, which triggers the coughing, but staying as hydrated as I can doesn’t seem to be helping.
I am taking somewhat regular doses of Robitussin DM, but I’ve never really had much luck with cough syrups. I tried Dayquil a few days ago, but it made me completely loopy and I have a sensitivity to Sudafed, so I try to stay away from medicines containing Sudafed as much as possible. And again, it didn’t really help.
I’m at my absolute end here. I cannot cope with this much longer. Going to a doctor is not an option, because I don’t have health insurance. Does anyone have any suggestions?