Yep, that's right. I was literally up all night in a coughing spasm. But, instead of the cough feeling loose, it got tighter and tighter all night long. My regular MD doesn't have office hours until noon on Mondays so I went to a walk-in clinic because I needed to go to work.
Two hours later I walked out after a breathing treatment, with 4 prescriptions in my hands and a note to not return to work until at least Wednesday and possibly Thursday. I am now on Albuterol, Advair, Zithromax and a Codeine cough syrup. The doc literally wants me to lay around and puff and inhale and swallow syrup every 4 hours for the next two days. I'm going to cooperate because I feel lousy but I have to admit I worry about the no work thing because my job situation is so tenuous right now.
He also told me NO EXERCISE! Which is pretty horrifying to me but if he hadn't told me I swear I would have tried to get on the treadmill today because that's exactly what I did yesterday. I'm betting that 4 mile run probably exasperated my lungs. I know, I'm stubborn to my own detriment sometimes.