So, I have this awful cough that I get every year starting around September and not ending until the beginning to mid spring! I have tried allergy meds like Benadryl (mostly so I can actually sleep at night) and cough suppresants and all that BS, but none of it helps. It gets so bad sometimes I cough until I vomit. And I cough up a ton of mucus! I seriously sound like an 80 year old woman who has been smoking since she could walk! About 2 years ago I finally went to the doctor about it and they told me that I had Adult Croup. The dr prescribed robitussin, but that did not help at all! And I have had this cough every year since I was about 12 or 13 and I am 19 now. I do smoke, but I was also diagnosed with asthma when I was about 12 (and yes I know, I should not be smoking, it's disgusting, etc.) I have never really had the typical asthma symptoms though and I haven't used an inhaler since then, and I really didn't use it then either. But I can not go another winter feeling like this, but I don't have the insurance or the money to see a doctor and them not be able to treat me or help at all. I just want to know if this happens to anyone else and if you have had some kind of treatment? And if possible what I can get OTC for it?? Any advice would be very much appreciated!
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