Status
Not open for further replies.

MarianneS

Active member
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
64
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
06/2008
Country
US
State
ma
City
lexington
I've just come down with my first cold post diagnosed, bulbar onset. Last night I couldn't lie down because of coughing, choking, and gasping for breath. I spent the night sitting up, a good thing this forum doesn't have live camera or I would scare you all. Does anyone have any suggestions, medication, tea, scotch?:smile:
 

Al

Moderator emeritus
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
7,960
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2003
Country
CA
State
On
City
NW of Toronto
I'd say get to a doctor. My GP insists on seeing me at the first signs of a cold. He doesn't want it getting into my lungs. If you can't get in til Mon. a decongestant might help.

AL.
 

MarianneS

Active member
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
64
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
06/2008
Country
US
State
ma
City
lexington
Thanks, Al. I'll try the decongestant and hopefully see my doctor Monday.
 

vmd

Senior member
Joined
Apr 27, 2007
Messages
581
Reason
Other
Country
US
State
idaho
City
N/A
What about going to the emergency room? This would seem to be reasonable, considering your diagnosis?
 

MarianneS

Active member
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
64
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
06/2008
Country
US
State
ma
City
lexington
I think if tonight is like last night I'll do that. Thanks.

Marianne
 

CindyM

Moderator emeritus
Joined
Sep 17, 2006
Messages
3,543
Reason
Learn about ALS
Country
US
State
New England
City
Anytown
So how did your night pass, Marianne? I hope you are more comfortable! Cindy
 

MarianneS

Active member
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
64
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
06/2008
Country
US
State
ma
City
lexington
Hello Cindy,

Yes it was better. I got some Therflu liquid for chest congestion and cough and it is helping. Thanks for the support, ALS is scary.

Marianne
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top