Coughing for 6 weeks

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ive been coughing now for 6 weeks, been to the doctors twice, everything is clear on my chest no sign of fever. He gave me a nasal spray first time and a inhaler (preventor) the second time!! this seems to be having no effect at all.

I sometimes feel short on breath but only after coughing alot, it sounds terrible and it is a real bark, has anyone any idea what could help or any idea what it could be 

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    How old are you friend? I haven't had a cough but I have had shortness of breath for almost two years now with chest tightness, stomach tightness after eating, feeling like my chest isn't expanding fully, wheezing from nose and sometimes mouth along with a constant urge of needing to inhale deeply which gets cut off and leads me to yawn constantly to try and catch my breath.

    I've had so many tests done. Chest X-ray, Spriometry, Pulmonary Function test, Blood test, Alpha 1 Gene test, EKG, Walk test and allergy test which all came back normal.. The doctors can't seem to find what is causing my issues so they also gave me a nasal spray and a Ventolin inhaler which I have been using and nothing has changed what's so ever in my symptoms. I'm only 23 non smoker who never did any drugs in my entire life. I have been around second hand smoke unforutanly and I am a firefighter right now in nursing school. I'm hoping I don't have early COPD but it seems like it is becoming more common for people in there 20's.

    What tests have you had done sir?

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      im 38 mate and also a non smoker, i keep myself fit by mountain running and cycling

      its just so frustrating!! 

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      Yeah your not old by any means. Have you scheduled an appointment with a pulmonary doctor?
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      Well if you have been having an ongoing cough and feel short of breath than I advise you to go see a pulmonary doctor. You should get a pulmonary function test to see how well your lungs are functioning.
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      i have all the symptoms you have but i have just had a severe chest infection and pneumonia 6 weeks ago it all started my doctors are starting to get mystyfied why i am still having these symptoms 1 did actually say they could be phscological which i disagree with x i havent had any other tests apart from blood and xray up to now x

       

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