So this is almost the end of the 4th week with whooping cough (pertussis) and I am feeling a bit better and am back at work. I am still coughing a lot and need to take breaks at work from being on the phone which really seems to aggravate the coughing.
I find I have had a really bad headache for a few days but I am eating and drinking some. Trying to eat smaller meals since I tend to throw them up if I don’t. My back and chest are sore from the coughing and I think I pulled a muscle in my abdomin a bit just under my rib cage.
Here is a small clip of what it sounds like when I cough.
I don’t always have the “whooping” sound and if I do it varies from mild to more severe. All I can say is coughing hurts a lot right now! I wake up a few times a night coughing and tend to sleep in a more upright position on the couch.
I find I am really tired all the time and just feel run down. I have listened to some other adults and kids with whooping cough on YouTube and don’t seem to sound as bad as some of them so I am thankful for that. But I am ready for this to be over now… any time.