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Asthma not under control

Had what I was told was a asthma flare up at the end of June. Three rounds of antibiotics and two lots of steroids I am still coughing day and night. Current meds are seretide 250, spiriva and zafurlukast. Have had a chest X-ray, that was clear. I have got a referral to a chest specialist but not till the end of Nov. I just feel my life is on hold as I can't do any physical activity without having a coughing fit. Does anyone have any advice please.

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I know how you feel. After my exacerbation its only been the last couple of weeks that my cough has calmed down. i still get coughing fits especially on activity or if I'm triggered but its settled.

I was given an ante-acid because sometimes the cough is caused my acid reflux, didn't help me unfortunately. The only other trick I have found helps is ironically to suck on a sweet mind, like butterscotch or something like that. The motion and production of saliva helped ease the cough for me.

hope you get sorted.


Thanks for your reply, it is really frustrating as I am normally so active.


you are welcome. I hope it settles for you soon or someone else on here can give you better advice.


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