long cough , heart burn , dry heaving, advice please
My hubs is 35 and has smoked for 20 years ,he smokes at least 20 cigs a day and is a chronic marojana smoker around 3/4 a day more at weekends.
He has had a persistant cough for as long as i can remember more recently the cough sounds very hoarse . He also feels very unwell when he gets up and dry heaves a lot and generally looks and feels awful for the first few hours of the day. More recent he has been having persistant heartburn nearly every day now.
He went to docs who gave him omperazole tabs for the heaving and cough etc , she said it was a possible ulcer . He took the months supply as directed but still all is the same.
A few days ago he got a tightening pain in his chest which someone relived for him by bashing him on the back??????? Apparently her farther had the same thing , though he did not stop to ask what!
Are these symps down to GERD or an Ulcer or could they be a possible representation of a lung cancer....all advice welcomed
Thier are so many things these symptoms 'could' represent, to the basic being "chronic irritation",(from the smoking/diet) I would pursue reading all you can about GERD,Ulcers and also returning to your doctor and being persistant till you feel comfortable with his/her answers, and also if the treatments are/arn't working. Going to the Dr. with validated concerns is never a waste of your time. It also helps to go with a list of questions in hand, of his symptoms, what they seem to be related to,what has been tried and works or dosent work and also refrence to any information you have found on your own. Thiers truth to 'the squeaky wheel gets the oil". Best wishes. LadyJ