I was prescriber Ramapril in Oct 2013 and started coughing and it's still going on. For 18 months, I couldn't sleep without strong sleeping tablets. My GP (who wasn't the one prescribing ramapril), told me she couldn't give me anything for the cough because they didn't know what it was. However I went to a private
GP who, after 2-3 minutes informed me I had asthma, uncontrolled, and I should go to my GP's asthma nurse. I have gone from the blue puffer to now using
Seretide. However i started violently coughing again about 7-10 days ago, about the same time a friend complained of Hayfever. So now I am wondering
If I have CVA AND hayfever???? Having looked at all your input, i will take it easy on Seretide and concentrate on the blue and see what happens until I
can see GP in a couple of days. Would like to say that my cough is really violent, stops me sleeping, as with some of you, but it also, almost makes me
physically sick, and like the rest of you, i am stared at when the noise obviously upsets or annoys people nearby.
Other than that I am in rude health!!!!! BUT, the drug situation in general really has me worried. The ramapril as with a lot of drugs is now known to cause CVA,
and, I now read about how Seretide can cause all sorts of lovely side effects, as well as coughing!!!!, makes me wonder about taking anything that is labelled a
drug. Think I'll tick to aspirin.