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chronic cough;low/no acid reflux

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  • April 24, 2007
  • 03:12 PM

I have had a chronic, non-productive cough for over 3 years; with recent feeling of lump in the throat. I had allergy tests, exam by Ear/nose/throat dr., upper endoscopy, 24 hr ph monitoring; barrium swallow; with nothing definite on what this is.... volume reflux? laryngeal sensory neuropathy? It happens most often while awake, rarely while asleep; however, I will cough if I'm sleeping on my right side, but not on the left. Gastro dr. is not convinced I have acid reflux, but something is triggering the cough reflex. Peppermint oil seems to calm it down. I am not overweight, get alot of regular exercise, never eat foods that would make reflux worse. Have no 'typical' acid reflux symptoms... no heartburn or other gastric disturbances.

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