Chest pain normally does red flag. However, in your case I suspect you are coughing really hard as you are "barking a cough." The depth of the cough can cause chest pain. However, you still do need immediate medical attention. Check your peek flow meter stats. Call your pulmonologist stat (uhh asap). As for the coughing crap up, possibly you have bronchitis or phenmonia. Both are going around. You need a 2nd opinion RIGHT AWAY. Every 4 hours is TOO MUCH. In laymans terms, honey, your not getting enough oxygen to your brain. If you have black outs call 911. If you can not complete a sentence, call 911. Don't cut your life short. I stumbled in the ER one time in full blown asthma attack managed to get to a person in scrubs, they asked if they can help me so I gave them my inhaler to tell them asthma. Don't remember anything til I woke up with a full crew of doctors and nursed around me, hooked up til oxygen. I was told I would of died 30minutes later. Don't be stupid and waited til the last minute like I did hon...Get medical attention, even if its in a hospital. You probably also need more prednisone at a higher dose.
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
Medications: CellCept, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D