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Cough

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  • Posted By: andyhansen77
  • October 11, 2010
  • 02:55 PM

Afternoon,

Had a cough for about 7/8 weeks now. I dont seem to cough during the day but I noticed I cough when I drink something quickly, while playing football (soccer), after eating, lying down at night. fortunately I dont cough through out the night. I dont smoke and i am 22. Had bloods tests and I had high ESR? and MCV. Havent got a clue what that means but was told high esr could be from a virus?and high mcv from heavy drinking on the weekends which i am not going to lie happens. i have seen the doctor twice about this and had a course of antibiotics which didnt do much and then had a chest x-ray which the doctor said there were no visible problems. If it continues for another week the doctor said she will refer me to a chest specialist.

I sometimes cough so much that I cant breathe and make a horrible noise trying to suck air in when my throat feels like its shut! but now I am trying to stop myself from coughing and breathing deeply through my nose when I feel a cough coming along which is helping a bit. I have taken covonia cough syrup which just made me spit up clear phlegm and tried beconase? spray to stop what i think is post nasal drip. it has stopped the phlegm.

Any ideas as to how to get rid of it will be helpful?

another person on my football team has exactly the same as me and he's had the cough longer!

Thanks

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