So it appears I may have bronchitis.
I've had this cough for at least four weeks - started before swine flu came to Australia. It's exactly the same as one I had last year about this time; that time it lasted nearly two months. I then got a cold on top of it (thanks Dad) and after the cold somewhat settled I went to the quack.
All he could tell me is that it wasn't pneumonia, didn't sound like asthma, and was probably bronchitis. Thanks quack.
Prescribed Amoxycillin Sandoz (substituted for Amoxil) which is a penicillin antibiotic for chest infections.
Today I coughed up the first bloody phlegm I've had in a while.
According to Wikipedia, it comes in acute and chronic. The fact that I've had it twice, both reaching towards or past a month's duration, points me to chronic. Fucking fabulous.
Main point for chronic bronchitis? Smoking.
I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. Yet my parents both smoked since I was a kid*, my brothers have both smoked since they were legal, and I always thought it'd be cancer that would kill me.
*My second-earliest memory is being about four years old and pestering my mum. Got too close to her cigarette and burnt myself on my right ring finger, which it still there to this day.
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