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Chalky2
Chalky2

I was diagnosed in 2008 with copd, I had used to smoke but gave up 20yrs ago. I have managed quite well with only two chest infections in three years, and my breathing is quite good. About 8months ago I started to cough up mucus everyday, I didn't have an infection but have still got the cough although my breathing is still pretty good. I also get catarrh at night with a blocked nose, I would like to know if anyone has advice to try and get rid of the cough, my inhalers are fossil and spiriva. I am worrying about my cough, have seen GP but says it is just copd hope someone can help. Thank you Pauline

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I can't give advice about inhalers...we are all unique as far as they are concerned. But, I have been using Carbocisteine (think that's correct spelling) for over a year now, and that helps thin the mucus which helps the coughing - calms it down a bit. You need to get rid of the mucus so it doesn't become infected, so even though you don't like the coughing, it is essential for you. Do you HUFF? - that helps tremendously too. Good luck :)

Chalky2
Chalky2
in reply to Louisiana

Thank you Louisiana I am on carbocisteine have been for a couple of years. Don't have trouble bringing up the mucus so the carbocisteine probably helps. Just wanted to know if it is normal to cough every day with copd as I never used to. Thanks again Pauline

Titchy52
Titchy52
in reply to Chalky2

Perhaps like me you could change to mucodyne syrup its helping me .

Chalky2
Chalky2
in reply to Titchy52

Thank you, I am seeing the nurse letter today I will see what she says, I'm willing to try anything, do you mean your cough is better on the mucoyne syrup, Pauline

Titchy52
Titchy52
in reply to Chalky2

I have good weeks and bad weeks with the coughing but it's always there I think if you've got copd you'll have a cough best wishes.

Louisiana
Louisiana
in reply to Louisiana

OK - glad it helps. Better that you cough than let it sit there doing damage :)

Don't know if it will help as old wives saying . Rub Vick on sloles of feet then socks on just before bed do know a few people it has helped with coughing through the night, hope it goes away for you soon take care.

Chalky2
Chalky2
in reply to primrose71

Thank you Primrose will try that tonight, Pauline

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