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its been years of no diagnosis now!

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  • Posted By: ckanaan
  • December 27, 2010
  • 04:40 AM

:mad:Can somebody hopefully give me an idea of what this could be? For approx 3-4 years now, Ive had a steady mucus condiiton where I am constantly clearing my throat or coughing to get mucus out. The mucus is clear, but sometimes especially in the morning, its kind of thick and I have a hard time trying to get it out until after a while of coughing and hacking. I have it for years now!....and after seeing my doctor over and over and seeing specialists over and over again..."still no diagnosis"! First they told me it might be my blood pressure medicine...so it was changed over and over again...but still no change in this mucus condition. Then they told me it might be related to my acid reflux problem so they gave me different types of acid inhibiting medication...and all my heartburn problems are definitely gone, but still no change with the mucus condition. Ive had all the scopes down the throat like a gastroscopy, endoscopy, broncoscopy....and the specialists told me theres nothing serious wrong with me and its probably all in my head! Sure, I dont have any other symptoms except of having to steadily hack and cough to get the mucus out. I dont have any fever accompanying this...I dont get tired that Ive noticed...I dont have a loss of appetite. As far as sleeping is concerned...I have to hack and cough before I lie down, but it seems to subside after a while when I am lieing on my side and then I get an OK rest until morning, when I get up and start moving around...the mucus condiiton comes back again and continues for the rest of the day...on and off like its been doing for years.
Can somebody out there just give me an idea of what I should do with this issue? I really dont know which way to go since the doctors seem to tell me in one way or another thats its all in my head! :confused:

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  • Put some eucalyptus oil where you will inhale the vapor. For example, put some on each end of your pillow when you go to bed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2010
    • 09:42 PM
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  • I have the same issue. You might have an allergy to dust mites or something common like mold? I have found that drinking a lot of water helps (thins mucous out) and an antihistamine (Cetirizine HCL 10 mg) helps a lot.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 11:32 PM
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  • It sure sounds like a post-nasal drip. Is that a possiblity?
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
    • 02:05 PM
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  • thankyou so much for your input Walker. I would figure that after a million tests that some doctor somewhere could tell me or suggest to me that it is simply a post nasal drip problem! Ive been putting up with this problem for years and its been absolutely driving me nuts since all I ever do is cough and hack to get the mucus out! It would appear to me after checking this disorder out on the web, that I would have a severe case of post nasal drip where I am constantly coughing and hacking and clearing my throat to get the mucus out. I have yet another appointment scheduled to see my nurse practitioner (cant get a doctor in my town since they're all taken) and see if she can order me a few tests to determine whether indeed, this is simply a case of post nasal drip. My fingers are definitely crossed! I'll let ya know..thanks again.
    ckanaan 33 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
    • 03:14 PM
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  • I also think you may have post nasal drip. For this you can try and thin the mucus with a simple saline spray up both nostrils - this can indeed help a lot.That are nasal sprays that contain steriods once per day that can improve the condition. Also tilade nasal spray or puffer can be very useful for chronic cough and also useful for post nasal drip. Hope this helps. Cheers
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2010
    • 00:06 AM
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  • :mad:Can somebody hopefully give me an idea of what this could be? For approx 3-4 years now, Ive had a steady mucus condiiton where I am constantly clearing my throat or coughing to get mucus out. The mucus is clear, but sometimes especially in the morning, its kind of thick and I have a hard time trying to get it out until after a while of coughing and hacking. I have it for years now!....and after seeing my doctor over and over and seeing specialists over and over again..."still no diagnosis"! First they told me it might be my blood pressure medicine...so it was changed over and over again...but still no change in this mucus condition. Then they told me it might be related to my acid reflux problem so they gave me different types of acid inhibiting medication...and all my heartburn problems are definitely gone, but still no change with the mucus condition. Ive had all the scopes down the throat like a gastroscopy, endoscopy, broncoscopy....and the specialists told me theres nothing serious wrong with me and its probably all in my head! Sure, I dont have any other symptoms except of having to steadily hack and cough to get the mucus out. I dont have any fever accompanying this...I dont get tired that Ive noticed...I dont have a loss of appetite. As far as sleeping is concerned...I have to hack and cough before I lie down, but it seems to subside after a while when I am lieing on my side and then I get an OK rest until morning, when I get up and start moving around...the mucus condiiton comes back again and continues for the rest of the day...on and off like its been doing for years. Can somebody out there just give me an idea of what I should do with this issue? I really dont know which way to go since the doctors seem to tell me in one way or another thats its all in my head! :confused:Look at what is in your house. Do you have any mold hidden within the walls? Also, fungus. If it gets inside the body it will make you sick. It sounds like some kind of either. Take a anti-fungal....watch all chemicals you put in your mouth.....know that all grains have mycotoxins....look it up on net. MSG is poison...it has 13 names...know them all...and know what the effects are. Start taking probiotics from health food store.....detox....good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2011
    • 08:13 PM
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  • thanks for your input sir. However, I have tried the spray as you recommended and it somewhat makes things better, but does not make the throat clearing go away completely. Yes, it has me immensely confused, because the condition never gets worse or better...it seems to stay the same all the time....in fact..its almost been 4 years now! And I never, ever have a fever accompanying it. Im starting to think that I may have more than one condition...like maybe post nasal drip plus an allergy or something... Just for a matter of interest...one of the many doctors which I have seen as I was trying to diagnose this problem in the last 4 years actually told me to go home and practise cough suppression techniques!! hahaha. Im somewhat starting to lose all faith in the doctors around here!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 02:00 AM
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