Suffered from COPD for the past 28 years and obviously I can tell over that time that things are getting worse. For the past few months now I have had a persistent cough which is productive but is not according to my pulmonary nurse an infection as he says my lungs are clear. All I know is I feel really unwell extremely tired and not myself at all. Does anybody have the same problem? If so how have you managed it and is there anything I can take to make life easier?
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I’ve had a constant cough for quite some time. Went to my. Gp a month ago and told my heart and lungs sounded fine. Well...I finally got tired of the coughing and shortness of breath so I took a zpak the hubby had left over. Took two pills on the first day and was better within 24 hrs. Took the final dose today and the cough is completely gone. I don’t recommend self treating...however, I knew I didn’t feel right!
Pfffff not very helpful
@2greys is right about pred and steroids, also I think my Salbutamol nebs help a lot, it certainly opens your bronchi which would help you cough out that mucus. Look at the huffing technique on youtube if you haven’t practise respiratory exercises before.
Then I would go to the GP and ask for full blood work to see what is going on..
Take care x
Hi gingermusic, I'm on all the meds I can be on for emphysema and heart failure. I've been coughing persistently especially at night for the past 6 months. My gp says he can't give me anything to suppress the cough because the mucus needs to come up. They say I don't have infection but I'm worn out with coughing. Seeing a specialist in October, hoping there's something can be done. I'll update you. X
I was just 40 years old and am now 68 years of age. Cannot do very much for myself these days though I have not given up by any means, I do my own washing and ironing and can wipe up the dishes ok. Do not cook due to being on oxygen now 24/7. Heavy things like cleaning windows and hoovering my other half does for me but we try to get out walking a couple of times a week at least, and for relaxation I sit and decorate rocks then we go and hide them for local children to find which is great fun. I also do what I can for my 92 yr old mother who has dementia and cancer and wish I could do a lot more but just can't.