A couple of months back I posted about spasm coughing and some of you were kind enough to make suggestions about and send good wishes.
Well I think I have the solution to why it happens. Ive not had this coughing at all, all the time Ive been living at my sister's house in London with my daughter. She has done all the cooking and shopping - there's never any cheese in the house and I never had these spasms once. Then yesterday back home I ate a chunk of stilton, didnt think any more about it, but today I started spasming, coughing up stuff from my throat, and am still doing so about 8 hours later.
I thought I should let you know in case eating cheese affects anyone here on the forum in a similar way - my respiratory nurse has said in the past that dairy can be the devil for people with lung conditions. I had already suspected cheese was the culprit but didnt want to believe it as I love cheese so much but yesterday's cheese consumption has acted as a good test since I hadn't eaten any or so long. I am annoyed with myself as I had an important dental appointment today to start working on a new crown to cover the black stump which makes me look bit like a haggard old witch (!) - self sabotage but having not had cheese or the spasms for so long, I had simply forgotten it was a possibility.
Ive read about problems with dairy in the past and there has been research which has debunked dairy causing problems in the lungs themselves. But same research has also said that it can definitely cause more mucus in the throat.
Anyway it's worth having a horrid day with relentless coughing and gobbing up (sorry!) just to prove the point. No more yummy cheese for me!
Hope everyone is as well as possible and having a good evening xx