I am 50 yo, 4.5 years post op and still coughing. I rarely get GERD or reflux at night but I'm sure most of you are familiar with this, when the acid in your stomach enters the trachea while you're asleep. There is some confusion as to whether this is reflux or GERD but either way it's horrendous. I feel like my lungs are on fire, can barely breath and am left coughing and heaving for about two hours, spitting out a bright orange acidic phlegm. This leaves me feeling tired, sore and sick for about two days after.
Apart from that I live a very healthy life. I train 4/5 times a week, have a very healthy diet and, according to a recent CT Scan, am still in the clear. However I have a constant cough. I seem to be producing a never ending supply of clear, loose phlegm. It's worse in the mornings and improves after exercise, but I am exacerbated and wondering of anyone else out there has the same experience.
I have seen a local doctor, who says I am suffering from an airway disease but cannot be more specific. He has given me inhalers, nasal sprays, antihistamines, nose wash etc, but none of this seems to make any difference.