I am hoping I can get some help or advice from this site. 🙏 I am 47 years old and an ex smoker. For the past 14 weeks I have had a non productive cough that has got worse and worse, leaving me very breathless at times. I have seen my GP numerous times, had three chest X-rays (all clear) blood tests (all clear) and been to A and E twice through difficulty breathing. My ribs are bruised and sore through coughing and it is definitely worse at night and when laying down. When I lay on my right side, the crackling sound seems to disappear but not whilst on my back or left hand side. I was given a blue reliever inhaler from the hospital last time which helps slightly but not a lot. I am not sleeping much due to cough, even when propped up in bed and I cough a lot during the day too. Currently waiting on a private referral to respiratory clinic but need to do/have something in the meantime. I am going crazy not being able to breathe or sleep properly. I have tried steam inhaling and all the possible cough pastilles/ medicines available. Plus nasal sprays.
I have also had allergy tests which have gone back negative. Any advice please 🙏🙏🙏