I was diagnosed last night with acute bronchitis. First time ever having such a thing. I had no idea what it was at first. I have had a cough for about 3 weeks now. All of a sudden last night my throat felt like there was something stuck in it and I couldn't stop coughing to the point of vomiting. Eventually I was coughing so bad that I couldn't breath. My mom was able to take me to the ER (this was 10:30 at night, no insurance by the way). But when you stop breathing, you need to find out whats going on. Anyway I have scrips for an inhaler, a zpack, and some prednisone. The horrible pokey itchy feeling in my throat isnt as bad as it was thankfully, and the coughing has lessened as well. Hoping it will stay that way through the night, I only was able to sleep about 2 hours last night. It was awful. Anyway, have any of you had bronchitis before? How long did it take you to recover? Any home remedies that you have tried that have worked? I just need to get some rest tonight. Thanks.