Help : I began coughing about 2 years ago... - Living with Asthma

Living with Asthma

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I began coughing about 2 years ago after a bad case of bronchitis. I finally went to a pulmonary doctor who said I had chronic bronchitis and prescribed Symbicort which helped very little. I catch everything and am sick often which then makes my cough terrible. I began taking spiriva which has also helped some but I continue to cough at night and in the morning. I feel like I have never had control of this cough. I have never smoked one day in my life and am so concerned this is something serious. I have also had a chest x ray and ct scan of my lungs. I am currently taking a Abuterol, symbicort and spiriva and still am coughing a lot.

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I would ask your doctor if he can check your eosinophil count through a simple blood draw. Eosinophilic Asthma makes your immune system lower and causes lung inflammation which would be a reason for the coughing. Good luck to you!

Hidden in reply to Shortobreath

Also check neutrophils. Not as common but also a problem for some with me. 😀

Hi, I started the coughing this summer. Cough drops helped but the cough just seemed like it was in the bronchial tubes, upper chest, never deep. The nebulizer helped me. A friend told me to take Mucinex tablets, as an ENT doctor told her this. She had allergy coughing too. My cough went away when the grasses died. But I now have Mucinex in my arsenal. She said she got the knock off brand of Mucinex that the Dollar Store has on their shelf. Hope this helps you.

Daisy105 in reply to Idahogirl68

I was thinking myself today to try taking Mucinex mentioned it to dr as I had an appt today n he said no that won’t help.

Go figure. Well it’s 3am n I can’t breathe because of all the mucus drinking cold water to try n thin out the secretions. Feel a lot of anxiety right now. Feel better writing about it keeping my mind off of my difficult breathing right now!!

Hidden in reply to Idahogirl68

They gave me Mucinex in the hospital when I had severe pneumonia in both lungs. I think it helped more than anything else they did.

I also have a chronic cough which is the main symptom of my asthma. I went the pharma route & was on Advair, Prednisone, Albuterol inhaler, Zyzal & Nasacort. Did little to alleviate my asthma & 3 of the 5 meds are steroids. Did some research & found Native Remedies, a homeopathic alternative. I take RespoSoothe which calms the cough, Triple Complex BronchoSoothe which also helps the cough & chest tightness, Mucus Clear which helps with phlegm & congestion & BioVent which helps with lung/chest congestion. RespoSoothe is a spray & the others are droppers. I take most every 3-4 hours but can increase if I'm having a bad day or the pollen/air quality is bad. I was spending almost $100 for my asthma meds (co-pay) & spend about that much for Native Remedies, but feel I have much more control over my breathing without pharma/steroids. Good luck & take care - please do some research & see what you think...

im currently taking the same medication as you and i also have this cough that occurs at night before i go bed and in mornings nearly every mornin the doctor prescribed me some bromide could medicine but it didnt help. i didnt go a ctscan yet but were waiting to do a sleep test on me

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