Dry Cough

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Hi Everyone,

The flu-like symptoms went after a day but have left a dry tickly cough which is now driving me up the wall. There's a constant tickling in the back of my throat and a feeling like I'm breathing in dust or some other irritant - but I was out all day and coughing just the same as this evening, when I've been at home. I'm coughing every minute or so with no real result.

I'm wondering if it's just part of the lurgy I seemed to have a couple of days ago, or just another aspect of this disease... or nowt to do with either...

Does anyone get this?

Do me a favour... don't suggest I go to the doctor, I'm capable of thinking that one up for myself and I'm sick of seeing that piece of 'advice' on another forum.

Stitch

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    Hi Stitch,

    Glad to hear your lurgy is retreating. I sometimes have a dry, hacking cough. It appears more often when the weather is very cold/damp, as it is at present. However, I also had it when I first started using Spiriva; some have a similar problem with Ventolin. Inhalers can irritate the back of the throat, especially if they are not used properly or the mouth is not rinsed after use. Hope some of this helps.

    Jacee

    xx

    PS Are you sure you can work out when to see a doctor for yourself?

    :silly: :weird: :? :?:

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    [quote:6ed350243d=\"Stitch\"]Hi Everyone,

    The flu-like symptoms went after a day but have left a dry tickly cough which is now driving me up the wall. There's a constant tickling in the back of my throat and a feeling like I'm breathing in dust or some other irritant - but I was out all day and coughing just the same as this evening, when I've been at home. I'm coughing every minute or so with no real result.

    I'm wondering if it's just part of the lurgy I seemed to have a couple of days ago, or just another aspect of this disease... or nowt to do with either...

    Does anyone get this?

    Do me a favour... don't suggest I go to the doctor, I'm capable of thinking that one up for myself and I'm sick of seeing that piece of 'advice' on another forum.

    Stitch[/quote:6ed350243d]

    Hi Stitch - I sometimes get a dry cough after a cold and sometimes when weather conditions or atmospheric pollutions aggravate my lungs.

    Glad you are feeling better.

    V

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    I am too ill to argue, spending 3rd day on sofa with temp' , sore throat, cold , aches etc, (and YES I have spoken to my Doc already thanks).

    I just wanted to point out the obvious - that until a few months ago, never, ever, not even once, had I seen a comment 'reported to the moderator' on this site. 'Nuff said. Vanessa.

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    [quote:0c631ee873=\"Jacee\"]Hi Stitch,

    Glad to hear your lurgy is retreating. I sometimes have a dry, hacking cough. It appears more often when the weather is very cold/damp, as it is at present. However, I also had it when I first started using Spiriva; some have a similar problem with Ventolin. Inhalers can irritate the back of the throat, especially if they are not used properly or the mouth is not rinsed after use. Hope some of this helps.

    Jacee

    xx

    PS Are you sure you can work out when to see a doctor for yourself?

    :silly: :weird: :? :?:[/quote:0c631ee873]

    Hi Jacee,

    I'm sorry, I missed your post, I didn't see it amongst the guff. I don't think it can be the inhalers because I've been on them all for a long time so am assuming that I wouldn't suddenly 'take against them'. Obviously, the weather here would be enough to cause it so perhaps it's just that. However, something happened today which made me wonder... I was 'eating' a yoghurt and suddenly inhaled some of it. I'm wondering if I've been doing that more often without realising.

    Also... just another thought... I've got carpets in this bungalow and haven't had any for years. Having said that, I've been coughing just as much when I'm out.

    It's a blummin' nuisance because coughing brings absolutely no relief at all. Oh well, count blessings and all that... it could be flu which would be infinitely worse!

    Stitch

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    Hello Everyone

    I am just posting to reassure you all that all of these alerts are waiting for us to investigate further.

    I have also received your PMs and will also investigate these further also. I will reply to everyone.

    I am sorry to see such distress amongst you, which is such a great shame as the forum is meant for sharing your experiences and supporting one another.

    Please leave with us to deal with and to resolving this as soon as we can.

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    Hello moderator,

    Thank you for your reassuring reply.

    Meanwhile, cough is progressing. Today, throat tickles with every inhalation. I'm beginning to seriously wonder about carpeting being the culprit... please don't say I'll have to remove it...

    Nose is streaming too - though I've long-since learned that stress is a trigger with that and after yesterday's antics, it's not so surprising. So, for the moment, I'll assume that it's unrelated to the tickly cough.

    Today is a real day of rest. I've done nothing but drive for two days and I feel exhausted.

    Stitch

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    Hiya Stitch

    Sorry you are not feeling up to the mark yet.

    Glad today will be a day of rest. Try deep breathing, soothing music and lots of chocolate - all good ways of getting rid of stress.

    Jacc

    xx

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      I believe chocolate irritates COPD  in that it makes the coughing start or worsen, I love chocolate but will have to limit my intake from now on.  
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    Rofl, Hi Jacc :lol:

    I've cooked some Scotch broth (anyone read that book, 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'? had a shower, washed my hair and now in my pjs...

    More later as son wants electric off to fit a new light...

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    Phone line connected, hall lights fitted... snifffles almost gone... coughing still here. :?
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    lol, yes... AND I justified having a chocolate pudding with HOME-MADE custard... ohhhh, if I die tonight I'll die happy.

    If I don't, i'll be another stone heavier. :roll:

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    [quote:302d81f68e=\"Stitch\"]lol, yes... AND I justified having a chocolate pudding with HOME-MADE custard... ohhhh, if I die tonight I'll die happy.

    If I don't, i'll be another stone heavier. :roll:[/quote:302d81f68e]

    Now I know why you are called Stitch - you had me in stitches laughing at this - great medicine, thanks.

    Jacee

    xx :D :D :D

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    Hi Everybody,

    Just a little update on how I am doing. At the minute I have a septic throat, chest infection, heavy cold and an abscess which may need surgery. Currently taking three inhalers and two antibiotics daily. I have been referred for Post Traumatic Stress counselling as a result of finding a friend and work colleague who had hung himself and been there for two days with the heating on. This happened April 2009 but I worked on until November 09 and am still struggling with the affects of that. In July 09 I was called to the hospice and watched a dear friend of thirty years die from M.S. I was with him from Tuesday 4pm until he died Sunday 1am. His last words to me were \"thanks Robert\" Many times I had to go to his house and help his wife to change him after he had soiled himself. As a result of too much time off work I was retired on medical grounds in June of this year with no opportunity to appeal the decision. Following medical retirement I was diagnosed with COPD and I havnt had a cigarette for thirty years. This morning (Wednesday) I went to bed at 1am and had to get up again at 1.30am because of breathing difficulty. Eventually I got a bit of relief at 3.30am and dozed off and on to 4.40am whereupon I retired to bed and had to get up around 8am, again, because of breathing difficulties. Have had a really bad day and tonight (Wednesday) I spoke to a church full of family, friends and relatives of suicide victims many of whom I knew. Dont know when I will get to sleep this morning (Thursday) but I hope that my wife doesn't say what she said yesterday. \" You came to bed early this morning\". So good morning all and I hope you all have a good day. No sympathy please and I hope that this puts things more into perspective. Life is too short.

    Regards,

    Robert.

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