13 year old daughter with anxiety cough

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my daughter has this barking cough, mainly at school. She has a good school life and is quite an academic. She says she has no worries. I believe her. But..... Something is starting this cough. She's practically been dismissed from the medical world as they have no idea why this is happening. She is missing so many lessons I'm at my wits end. We've been private, she's had cameras down her throat, speech therapy, hypnotherapy. I don't know where to turn. 

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    Hello, my daughter use to do this, She would cough for no reason and it became a habit. I just left it and she grew out of it. If you are worried maybe have a chat with your gp, hope that helps x
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      Hello, she's been medically dismissed. Had all the tests, everything. It is getting less and less but nevertheless it is still there. Really hope you are right and she grows out of it soon. Thank you

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    Hi, are you sure she has no worries? I had anxiety at her age and started making wierd noises in my throat. (I'm 41 now btw so long time ago!). I obviously didn't realise that it was anxiety but I developed little coping habits and the throat noise thing was one of them. I sometimes got embarrassed as it was obvious when the room was quiet, but I just couldn't help it. I can't remember how long it went on for but it did eventually stop (probably to be replaced by something else). I would have another talk with her just to be sure she isn't feeling anxious about something...she might not recognise it as anxiety as 13.

    Best wishes for you and your daughter. xx

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      Hi. Thank you so much for replying. She had a total panic attack last week, but that was due to the school injections. Everyone gets anxious about injections it's just that My daughter didn't realise quite how much. It started with the cough but then she was hyperventilating. I keep asking if she's worried about anything and she says "no". I believe her. She's good academically and has lots of friends. Just want it to go away, for obvious reasons, but also exams coming up!

      thank you for your good wishes x

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