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chronic cough

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  • Posted By: Kristi Pitch
  • October 13, 2009
  • 00:16 AM

I have had a dry chronic cough for almost 3 years now. I have seen 2 pulmonologists, 2 ENTs, a gastroenterologist, an alergist and a neurologist. I have had 3 chest xrays, a CT scan, a gasteroscopy, alergy tests, lung capacity test, methocholine challenge and I have an MRI scheduled to check for brain tumors. All tests so far have been negative. I have tried Nexium, Claratin, Klonopin, Singular, Z-pack, inhalers and prednisone. The only thing that works is prednisone, but the symptoms return after the medication ends. I live in Arizona where the air is very dry. The cough is less pronounced in more humid climates. Airconditioning (at home or in car) and ceiling fans will kick of a coughing fit. I have heard of larengeal neuropathy, but no one is Arizona seems to know anything about it, and the Klonopin does not seem to be helping. I am open to alternative solutions if anyone has any ideas! I am a 41 year old woman.

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