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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 25, 2010
  • 01:58 AM

My mother has been battling with this for a year or so. She is 65. Is a breast cancer survivor. She has had chemo and radiation. She has been in and out of the hospital. She has a cough that will not go away. She has trouble pushing air out. She coughs every time she tries to talk so she has just stopped talking. Can barely get 2 words out and when she does it is raspy. She has been on steroids, inhalants, nebulizor etc for asthma as first diagnosed. She has been on 24 hour prevacid for a month for reflux. She has been to an allergist and has no allergies. She was recently sent to a ENT think she had a voice box abnormality. She did not. She did however have 3 small adenoids in her thyroid which they did a biopsy on and that came back fine. The recent ENT sent her back to the pulmonary doctor who sent her to him to begin with. Seems no one really knows what to check next or where to send her now. She is miserable and never feels as though she can breathe and definitely cannot talk. I know it is going to be something simple that they are not thinking of but I just don't know. I am wondering if it may be some type of bronchial spasm. What are your thoughts.

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