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cough for more than a year

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 29, 2007
  • 03:48 PM

My mother is 65 and has cough for more than a year.
She had Chest X-ray, Blood works etc and the doctors couldn't diagnose.

She had been give Fluticasone propionate (nasal spray), Albuteterol (inhalation), (loratadine 10 mg for the last few weeks.
Caught seems to be the same.

She feels like the pain of pulling with a fishing hook on flesh on her through.

Here are the medicine, mother takes.

1. clear - Atadine (loratadine 10 mg)
2. Amlodipine - 5mg'melmet-500 (SR)

3. Melmet 500 (Metformin hydrocholoride sustained
release tablets 500)
4. Rozavel 5 (Rosuvastatin Calcium tablets)
5. Trical-D 250
6. Fluticasone propionate (nasal spray)
7. Albuteterol (inhalation)



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  • Has any thought been given in having a lung biopsy performed? My mother has recently been diagnosed with MAC; mycrobacterial avium complex. It is a very serious lung infection. More and more people are getting this. It is a form of TB but not contagious. The information on the internet relates primarily to patients with HIV; but there are women without HIV that seem to have it.
    Desertrat 4 Replies
    • October 30, 2007
    • 02:30 PM
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  • Have you had your mom tested for carbon dioxide levels? One of the sign is a long term cough. It is a simple blood test. The blood is drawn from a vain. My mother recently passed away from carbon dioxide poisining.It can be . chronic or acute. My mom went from being okay to dying within 3 days. She had COPD which is another story but it did contribute to her death. Good Luck to you and do not give up. This is hard to diagnois this condition so many times it is misdiagnosed.Denise Masslon
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2007
    • 01:16 AM
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  • Thank you all for the comments.Recent visit to the ENT specialist resulted in great improvement to the cough.He asked to take medication for Acid Reflex and change diet to reduce the same. The cough has almost gone.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2007
    • 04:46 AM
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