Cough won’t go away

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for the past 2 months ive had this daily cough that just won't go away. I don't have any other cold symptoms. i had a low grade fever for one night about a week ago but it went away when i took an Advil and ive been fine since. I was also having at least one or two heart palpitations a day each lasting a couple seconds but i've been taking magnesium for those and they've gone away. This cough will not. it didn't start with a cold either so i have no idea how or why it started. I went to the doctor and got an EKG (i was afraid of heart failure) and my EKG came back normal. He listened to my lungs and said they sounded fine. I Also got a bunch of blood work done and that came back ALMOST normal. i do have slightly low hemoglobin apparently. He prescribed me antibiotics and they didn't do anything for me. i don't know how else to combat this. I don't have health insurance so i really cant keep running to the doctor.

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  • Posted

    What type of cough have you got and how does your chest feel?

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    • Posted

      the cough is usually kind of dry. I'm definitely not coughing up a bunch of mucus. it doesn't hurt and i also don't cough in my sleep according to other people. my chest feels fine.

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      Do you ever get a warm feeling over your lungs or any little pin prickly feelings? Is it ever difficult to take a full deep breath or feel like you need to yawn but can't?

      Also do you mind me asking how old you are?

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      Just to be on the safe side, get a d-dimer blood test. If it comes back high, you will need a chest CT with contrast. It could be pulmonary emboli which is best caught at early stages. I think a lingering cough is always best checked out. Are you on the contraceptive pill, or have you been in the past? Do you or have you smoked?

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