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coughing for years

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  • Posted By: mary42
  • March 27, 2007
  • 01:29 AM

hi my name is mary, i have had a chronic cough for about 20 years. sometimes i cough so hard that i run out of breath. i have been to various doctors but have not had much luck. i cough at any particular time of day, but when i lay down at night to go to bed i usually get a bad bought of coughing that lasts about twenty minutes, i try to stop by taking cough drops but they dont help much. if any one has had symptons could you let me know? thank you mary.

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  • That can be caused by GI Reflux. Has your doc tried you on anything like Zantac?Tessalon perles (prescription med-) can stop a chronic cough but ask your doc about precautionsIf you smoke-stopIf you have animals in your house/bedroom you ight want to remove them and vacuum/dust to get the animal hair/dander out of your house
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  • hi my name is mary, i have had a chronic cough for about 20 years. sometimes i cough so hard that i run out of breath. i have been to various doctors but have not had much luck. i cough at any particular time of day, but when i lay down at night to go to bed i usually get a bad bought of coughing that lasts about twenty minutes, i try to stop by taking cough drops but they dont help much. if any one has had symptons could you let me know? thank you mary.Try NAET- so you can find out what's making you sick. You might also want to try Reiki. My friend just stop coughing after 3 years after a single Reiki treatment. She was laying in bed paralyzed with pain, fever and gasping for air and the Reiki took her out of bed and to enjoy her family.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • reflux is right,also eliminate possibility of post nasal drip.
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  • I had a cronic cough on and off for 25 years. It turns out I have a form of asthma that is triggered by illness, laughing jags, or even extreme cold. You might want to ask your Dr. about this possibility.
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  • hi my name is mary, i have had a chronic cough for about 20 years. sometimes i cough so hard that i run out of breath. i have been to various doctors but have not had much luck. i cough at any particular time of day, but when i lay down at night to go to bed i usually get a bad bought of coughing that lasts about twenty minutes, i try to stop by taking cough drops but they dont help much. if any one has had symptons could you let me know? thank you mary.Mary, I have been coughing for about 8 years and sometimes it is so bad, I almost pee on myself. I recently have had heart palpitations at night and sometimes during the day
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  • Hi,What did the doctors told you about your cough? Is it really something you should be worried or you may be allergic to something. Did you undergo some tests that may tell the cause of your cough? Try to observe in which places and temperature you cough most. It may also be an asthma triggered by something. Try to take some vitamins that may help you get a good body resistance. It would be better if you consult a specialist.I hope it helps. Have a good day.
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