Jump to content

Why are coughs worse at night??


petitepedal
 Share

Recommended Posts



I think they are worse when you lay flat.  I have had bad coughs such that I had to spend the night half-sitting, half laying down in my recliner.  Either that or use a bunch of pillows to elevate your upper body.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree...except I am also coughing more right now sitting up on the.....sofa

 

Ok, you need:

 

Ginger tea

Luden's cough drops (not because they stop coughing, but because they taste so good)

Benedryl

Codeine cough syrup (don't take this if you have taken Benedryl)

Warm clothing

Lots of pillows like Gatey said

 

Good luck, may god have mercy on your soul.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You know...I just mentioned the codeine thing to someone...I mean I am doing my Z-pack and prednisone and Musinex per the doc....but a little codeine especially for sleep would be nice.

 

You really have to demand it.  For starters, Mucinex does squat, entirely ineffective.  Codeine lets you sleep in addition to entirely halting the cough.  Benedryl is the fallback if you don't have a prescription, but your doctor has to cough up (pun intended) or you get another doctor.  That stuff just works.  Ginger tea (fresh ginger) helps with the overall uncomfortable feeling.  Chamomile is good for calming your ass down, too, chase the ginger tea with some of that and wash that cough away.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You really have to demand it.  For starters, Mucinex does squat, entirely ineffective.  Codeine lets you sleep in addition to entirely halting the cough.  Benedryl is the fallback if you don't have a prescription, but your doctor has to cough up (pun intended) or you get another doctor.  That stuff just works.  Ginger tea (fresh ginger) helps with the overall uncomfortable feeling.  Chamomile is good for calming your ass down, too, chase the ginger tea with some of that and wash that cough away.

 

I am having ginger/chamomile tea right now, btw.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...