i think i saw a post about slight coughing (perhaps on another board), and i was wondering about a
friend of mine who has a dry cough, very slight, that's been investigated all ways to sunday (chest x ray, allergy, etc) ... could she be slightly hypo? she has the usual late middle-age weight problems (but who hasn't?), dry hair and skin (could be post-menopause?), says she feels like there's "something on my chest" (for years now)..
keep the faith ...
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So many premenopausal, or menopausal ladies are hypo, it is well worth getting checked out. The female hormone imbalance is truly helped by progesterone. A lot of ladies find real relief with it.
Thyroid can affect so many things, I can't say if it would affect her cough. My body was totally haywire when severely hypo, though, so i would not rule it out.
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i spoke to her today, and she said it wasn't on the list of symptoms, and anyway she didn't want to take any more drugs and it was just a minor cough (been there for two years -- the ALLERGIST said it was post-nasal drip), and ANYWAY she wasn't tired (but she says she's always tired - she has a right to, in a demanding job ) ... and then said she was tired and was going up to have a nap, so go figure ...
Just thought I'd let you know I ran across "coughing, worse at night" on a symptoms list. I can't post the site, it's a commercial, copyrighted one. But the list is a good one...very comprehensive.
It probably won't make a difference to your friend...some people won't hear anything they don't want to.
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