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Extreme coughing fits, fighting doctors since age 3

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  • Posted By: katilynn07
  • February 12, 2009
  • 02:45 PM

Since I was three years old I have been have horrible coughing fits that would have me doubled over dry heaving not able to breathe. It is very bad at night, to the point I can't sleep. I have been going to doctor after doctor, being told everything from allergies to whooping cough to bronchitis. It is the exact same thing every time, so I should not have a different diagnosis every time i go to the doctor. I joined the military, and it has only got worse. I went to the doctors here, and they sent me for asthma testing. When nothing came from a methacholine challenge (everything looked good) they decided to bring me back for an exercise challenge. I have the coughing fits during physical activity, but it is way worse at night laying in bed. I do not think it is athletic induced asthma either. I have an Inhalor, but it does not help at all, just makes me very shaky. I also am tired all the time, never feel like i can got enough sleep when i wake up in the morning, I have in the past blacked out for a few seconds at at time, I often cough up mucus, and when I have a bad coughing fit, I taste blood although i do not see any. If anybody has any ideas I can take to the doctor I would really appreciate it!

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  • Try high doses of a pure form of Vitamin C - ask doctor, chemist or naturopath for advice or research on line (But avoid processed vits with aspartame) Try 3 or 4 chunks of root ginger and hot water (and honey) a couple of times a dayAlso Vicks Vapour Rub or equivalentSteam rooms may also helpI was diagnosed with pulmonary eosinophilia (excess white blood cells in the lungs) after reaching point of not being able to climb stairs without being out of breathI have always suffered with a cough and suspect it is chemical allergy based Cough may be dry or productiveI should take a preventer inhaler, but prefer natural optionsI had an X ray, a brochoscopy (camera) and brochial biopsy (tissue taken to study) prior to my diagnosisYou should not have to suffer for years like this
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