Re: chronic violent cough
As the previous posts indicated, there are 4 main causes of a chronic cough:
-post nasal drip
I have had trouble with this for years. Through testing, I found that I have all of the above. And that I have a symptom of a cough for all. Even for the acid, my symptom is a chronic cough and not heartburn. For me, it was finding the right balance of treatment for all of them at the same time in order to get the cough under control. When one goes out of wack, it throws the others off. It took a very long time of trying out one thing at a time, but I had a great PCP that helped me through it.
My current treatment: Prevacid 2x/day (for acid), singulair (for asthma), advair 500/50 (for asthma), allegra (for allergies), Flonase (for allergies), Astelin (for allergies), immunotherapy and Albuterol and Tessalon Perle as needed for asthma.
Last edited by MountainReader; 06-12-2008 at 07:38 PM.