My middle-aged partner was diagnosed with bronchitis @ 3 months ago (an annual event). The bronchitis appeared to be going away, but then she started having an acute, extremely forceful coughing which consistently led to vomiting (with no consistent occurrence/event leading up to the coughing spasm). This has never happened before, even wtih the annual bronchitis. Went to dr. 4 times in 3 weeks, with little success. Basically they diagnosed post-nasal drip causing cough which re-irritates the bronchial tube causing cough causing vomit (sounds like a circle to me with no end). Gave her steriods, antibiotics, saline spray, Advair, Abuteral inhaler and codeine-based cough syrup (all at one time). They ruled out prescription reactions as the cause. After @ 10 days of this regimen, she was well enough to return to work. 3 days later all the symptoms are returning. She is still using the inhaler, the Advair, the saline spray and the cough syrup. She has lost 22 pounds in a month, is not sleeping through the night, is staying cold when before she was always hot (and I do mean always), and is getting very depressed. She has no insurance, but we could charge if necessary. I'm just afraid we will do test after test with no result. Her chest x-ray is clear and her blood work shows nothing. Has anyone ever experienced this? I'm getting desperate and feeling very helpless! Thanks for reading this very, very long thread. Would appreciate any and all feedback!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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