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Old 02-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question Excessive coughing& choking up phelgm

For over 3 years I have been coughing & choking my guts out. I have buckets of phelgm. I cough it up and choke on it. My throat will get so tickly ,even at night and keep me up.. It is so embarrassing and humiliating because people think I am choking to death.. My throat gets froggy all the time and I have to clear it. I have to carry tissues and a ziploc bag all the time because I never know. Every once in awhile it makes me throw up several times.It is so scary and hurts me. I get a headache, my eyes water,and my chest hurts at certain times. I have been to 2 allergists,2 polminary doctors, gastro,speech therapist,ear,nose &throat specialists. I have taken many kinds of pills and sprays which do not help.Plus I have dizzy & tired reactions from the medicine,but I have walked around like a zombie...I took strong medicine for acid reflux for a year. Did not work. I don't have COPD,asthma bronciatious. I have had every test in the book. Gone to over 12 doctors.Cat scans,xrays,whatever.Mris.One person posted here in 2007 exactly what I have but could not find out what happened. You never know when it is going to happen to me. I can eat or not eat, walk ,talk or not.walk or talk.It is pure agony and very scary. I drink lots of water. chewing gum for awhile helps, but then my jaw will hurt.

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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Re: Excessive coughing& choking up phelgm

i have the same thing,post nasal drip look it up

 
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Re: Excessive coughing& choking up phelgm

I am sure you are right. The trouble is I am still coughing after 3 years. I went online to look info up and I have tried probably every medicine that is available. Nothing ever stops the cough. I just get dizzy or nauseous from the medicine for months. I was treated for over a year for gerd & reflux taking strong medicines twice a day. Nothing helps. I could be in the middle of the ocean and it still happens. On a cruise ship it made me throw up and scared everyone around. Luckily the restroom was near. The tickle drives me nuts when I am trying to sleep. I notice one side is easier to sleep on than the other.I did take some musinex type product which helped a little ,but the doctors say it is not good to take it all the time. I have tried sinus and allergy medicines,nose sprays etc..netti pots.... Nothing helps. I am giving a fashion show for charity in 2 weeks so I am experimenting with a cough medicine. Thank you for replying. I appreciate it. Joy

 
Old 03-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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Re: Excessive coughing& choking up phelgm

Have you ever been diagnosed with bronchestasis (sp)? I have this and cough just like you do.

 
Old 03-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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Re: Excessive coughing& choking up phelgm

Hi. Yes I have been checked for that, first thing. I saw it in the Donohue column in the newspaper. It is such an itchy cough and keeps going. Sometimes I gag and can't stop. i a cough up mucus and could bottle it. Sometimes,maybe every few weeks it grabs me and I throw up or have dry heaves. I am in Florida and surrounded by golf course and bug sprays. I have had too many cat scans and many tests. So many medicines that i have tried....I have gone to at least 10 doctors. Several said it was acid reflux or gerd. My tests show I do not have that. It is so embarrassing and hurts me. I have to MC a charity affair and am scared of coughing like crazy. . I am testing cough medicine & mucinex. I helps a little , but not good to take alot of it. Someone wrote years ago ...it had to do with her neck. tThe post was so many years ago, so I can't ask her anything. Who knows it may be herniated discs. I just don't want another cat scan for awhile. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. JOY

 
Old 03-05-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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Re: Excessive coughing& choking up phelgm

Hi,
It does sound like an enviromental/allergy problem.Also post nasal drip will cause a lot of phlem and mucus.
Have you tried cutting down on milk products also an Ionizer in your home might help.
Have you tried any Antihistamines.
I cant think of anything else at present, I really feel for you as both my husband and I do a lot of throat clearing but I put it down to being surrounded by Pine and Connifer trees (Allergy).
All the best,

Solofelix.

 
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