I'm new here, and so glad to find I'm not the only one who has CVA. After reading many of your posts I feel very fortunate that my symptoms are relatively mild. It started 2 1/2 years ago when we moved to a new area. I was sick as a dog, coughing til I threw up, landed in the emergency room several times, and no one could figure out what was wrong with me. I thought I was allergic to some the trees in the area, and was diagnosed with everything from bronchial pneumonia to GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), but finally, my specialist used the words "asthma that manifests with cough only". He keeps prescribing inhalers, which don't work on me, (but he refuses to accept that. LOL) Mine has settled down to coughing fits to rid my throat of phlegm, which worsens when I lie down at night and when I first get up in the morning. I have found the lowly cough drop to be my best friend at these times. Like I said, I'm very lucky my symptoms have settled down to more of an annoyance than anything else. I'm wondering if this will get progressively worse as I get older, or if there will be flare ups followed by mellow symptoms. I am assuming I will never be rid of the mucous that sits at the top of my throat...that feeling never completely goes away.
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