I Have Whooping Cough

A Whooping Cough anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Whooping Cough. You're not alone. 42 People

    I Have Whooping Cough

    I am a 41 year old female.  My fourteen year old daughter got sick.  She had the "vaccine" in 2008 so she has not been as sick as me.  I took her to the doctor and they gave her cough medicine.  Never mentioned it was whooping cough.  Of course she gave me whooping cough...
    harleynel harleynel
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2012

    Tengo Tosferina

    My name is Ines, I live in Spain, the Canary Islands.About a month and a half sick with what I thought a simple flu.I went to the pharmacy and bought influenza, the next day was more or less well.In the afternoon I was given a ride to the beach with some friends and I started...
    Ineslopez Ineslopez
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 5, 2012

    Can't Get A Dx But Nothing Else Makes Sense

    The tapes are just like me. I have found if I slowly try to breathe thru my nose sometimes I can. Too sick to write. Week four. It stinks
    Cougher Cougher
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2012

    Whooping Cough - How I Have Tried To Help Myself

    I am in the forth week of whooping cough. Like many people here it started with a sore throat and generally feeling unwell with coughing at night. Normally this follows a predicable pattern and slowly gets better. This however didn't happen and I was having horrible coughing...
    Springbok200 Springbok200
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2012

    My Son Is 30 Days In . . .

    I have a lot of sympathy for everyone's stories and as a mom of a child who is going through this a rare second time, I thought I'd share what works for us. The first time, in first grade, was apparently very mild. This time, as a 12-year-old, my son seems to have it a bit worse...
    mombythesea mombythesea
    4 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    I'm a healthy, pregnant 36 yo - active

    and no history of asthma. I received the Tdap booster when I had my daughter 3.5 years ago. I got a bad cold on Dec 1, 2014 and it ran its normal course. In fact, I remember during the cold thinking that I really hope that I didn't have a long cough afterwards because I am...
    kayee33 kayee33
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    I am a 60 year old man.

    I started with a really sore throat whilst on holiday in Italy. Came home and suffered flu-like symptoms followed by a Bronchitis type cough. Went to the doctors after a week and asked for antibiotics. He wouldn't prescribe them as he said I didn't have a chest infection...
    yatespamm yatespamm
    61-65, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    Whoa Nelly!

    Coughing so hard when I woke up I thought I was going to be driving the porcelain bus! Hope this goes away soon!
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat
    41-45, F
    Nov 6, 2012

    Didn't Know I Had It

    I am a teacher, and started to feel yuck in the last week of school before a 2 week holiday. A kid in my class had been coughing all over me, so I suspect it was him that gave it to me. I was coughing uncontrollably, and having coughing fits and not being able to get enough air...
    polony5 polony5
    Oct 25, 2011

    Whooping Crazy

    Hi everyone It's been interesting reading everyone's experience with this debilitating illness. Mine has some similarities, some differences. I'm 35, fit, healthy and just before Christmas was training about 5 times a week to prepare for a triathlon in March. I started to feel...
    whoopdedoo whoopdedoo
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2011

    Whooping Cough Cant Cope

    I have whooping cough! My 10 week old daughter is in hospital with whoopin cough and i have caught it. Really struggling at the minute as i also have asthma and problems from a c-section and plurisa. During the day the coughing is bad but at night i cant even sleep! Not slept...
    seller1982 seller1982
    1 Response Nov 18, 2011

    Whooping Cough With Bonus Back Injury.

    I caught Whooping Cough in April 2011 straight after Easter. It started with coughing up large chunks of flem, the size of a 50 cent coin, some filled the palm of my hand. I had no other symptoms and felt ok, although I knew something wasn't right. This lasted a couple of days...
    BrianM65 BrianM65
    Nov 1, 2012

    I am a 43 yr old female with asthma

    for 17 years. I am fully vaccinated and got whooping cough from my 10 year old who was also vaccinated. It has been 11 weeks with this hell. I have had some success with steroids 40 mg pred and cough suppressants. It has been an exhausting, expensive and debilitating problem. I...
    bearcare5 bearcare5
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2014

    End Phase Of Whooping Cough/para pertussis

    I feel I am feeling better now in my head but I am coughing hard, it feels like my body is emptying the lungs of all the build up of mucus over the months, I have a really tight chest and am wheezing. An odd thing though...... when I need to clear out my lungs which still comes...
    nagsoz nagsoz
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    The Most Violent Exhausting Involuntry Attempt To Empty Your Lungs

    What really puts this debilitating desease right up there is when you get that little tickle in the back of your throat or that little rattle of phlegm in your airways and then you make that decision to clear it........... A couple of light little coughs hoping you will get a way...
    nagsoz nagsoz
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2013

    I Have Whooping Cough/Pertussis

    Hi Everyone, I'm a (usually) healthy, fit 34 year old female.  I live in Brisbane, Qld, Australia.  I exercise regularly - at least 4 times a week.  Running, cycling  or swimming. My first symptoms I had a couple of days of feeling exhausted. ...
    deleted deleted
    38 Responses Mar 5, 2009

    I don't want to get into how I caught this.

    Not even 100% if its BP or another mimmicking bug. I'm not whooping yet, but it's unlike any cough I've ever had. I'm only at the end of week 1 of cough. Did not have symptoms before cough, as all the articles tell you it will start with cold like symptoms, Bullsht. I'm...
    bugsrus bugsrus
    51-55, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    Whooping Cough In Oregon :(

    Hello, my name is Heidi.  I am 30 years old and consider myself to be very healthy.  I first starting sneezing and coughing here and there about 3 weeks abo.  I thought it was just due to allergies - living in Central Oregon, there is 'rabbit bush', which blooms in...
    heidijeanelle heidijeanelle
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2010

    I am a 47 year old relatively healthy

    Australian woman and I suspect that I have whooping cough. It started out as what I thought was just a bad cold a week ago. This surprised me somewhat because I haven't had a cold of any severity for several years, mainly due (I think) to my tendency to take "Ease-a-cold" and...
    zenihama zenihama
    46-50, F
    Apr 18, 2015

    I started with a mild temperature

    and general unwell feeling on January 8th. Went home form work early and had one day off but felt well enough to return for the end of the week. About a week later, the cough started, but just an irritating dry cough to start with. I went to the doctor but was told my chest...
    Whoopydo Whoopydo
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 24, 2014
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