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Chronic Cough

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  • Posted By: chronic cough
  • March 24, 2009
  • 07:27 PM

Let me say that my life has not been blessed.
At 16 I was diagnosed with asthmatic allergies and an enlarged thyroid
At 17 I was diagnosid with chronic migraines ( i had to give up caffeine including chocolate to keep under control)
I was also diagnosed with endometriosis
At 22 I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and spent a great deal of the next 4 years in the hospital for dehydration and flare ups because i was not getting nutrients out of the food i was eating and could not keep down fluids.
At 23 I was diagnosed with PAC, PVC and mitro valve prolapse
at 26 I started getting this chronic cough where i can't breathe and vomit, it gets especially bad when i try to talk and eat. I get it every year in between dec and march and it last from 1 to 3 months.
I have been diagnosed by 10 diffrent dr.'s in 5 diffrent states with something different each time. Most common is walking pnemonia, allergies, asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, flu, common cold,
Treatments have included, prednisone, tesla pills, cough syrup with codine, advair, albutherol, z-packs, mucinex (really dr last year perscribed that), fluticasone propionate, benedryl, claritan and now symbicort.
nothing seems to help. I saw a pulmonologist today that said i just have to tough it out. I have seen 2 cardiologist, 2 pulomonary drs, 3 primary care drs, and 2 walk in clinic drs.
I am at my wits end. The first pulmonary dr refused to see me after i had a really bad coughing attack and threw up on her. my cardiologist i failed the heart stress test during the attacks, the second pulmonary dr told me there is nothing he can do i just have to tough it out.
I have an appointment in a few weeks to see a new cardiologist because i have an increased number of pac and pvc attacks during these coughing episodes. but i am getting discouraged that anyone can help me since it has been 7 years since this started.

I am currently only taking ibuprophen as needed for a back injury, aloe juice for the Crohn's as needed for flare ups ( no more 60 pills a day homepath rules) and the new prescription for symbicort.

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