I’ve had a productive cough for a year, please help!

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Well over a year ago i started to notice I was developing a cough. I decided to go and visit my doctor who said this may be a result of asthma so I was treated for asthma for a few months with multiple different inhalers. Eventually after no progress was being made my doctor decided to rule out asthma and look at acid reflux instead. I took medication for acid reflux and even went on a strict diet to see if this made a difference to my cough. It didn't. I then got told that this may be due to post nasal drip. So i have had multiple steroid nose sprays and drips. Some offer short term relief, but nothing that I am trying takes away this cough! I have been refereed to ENT at the hospital although due to the current situation it is a very long wait. I have had chest X-Rays which have came back as clear. My problem is just I feel as if I have mucus at the back of my throat/nose and no matter how much I cough up I cant clear it for good. I look forward to reading any responses and hopefully I can get some results soon! Thanks.

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    Hi Connor

    I have ILD (INTERSITIAL LUNG DISEASE) which is a result of an inflamation on my lung which restricts my breathing

    I keep getting similar coughs & sometimes Im coughing up elasicated phlegm -sometime s with green in it & sometimes its clear but still elasticated ,& sometimes Its just dry coughing

    I take lemsip to subdue it so I get a good nights sleep without waking up coughing & one in the morning so I can have a decent day & if I need any more then take them (according to the lemsip rules

    I was referred to NMGH & the doctor gave me some tablets to help me cough it up to clear my lungs but after a fortnight taking them -one day I coughed so hard - not only did I strain myself whih was very painful I actually fully got sick so Ive stopped taking them & decided to cough it up naturally & if I need to subdue it to give me some decent sleep all night & one in the morning to get a decent day without uncomfortable coughing

    I ll be having a phone call with my doctor this week so I ll be telling her that

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    Hello Connor,

    After reading your symptoms I have exactly the same. Have you got any further forward?

    I have had my cough for a number of years. Chest Xray was clear. acid reflux tablets don't help. I do think allergy tablets help a bit. I have also got a blocked nose, 12 months of the year. I am quite an allergy person, my eyes sometimes sting and run. I am wheat intolerant. The last few weeks I've had coughing fits which I haven't before. Obviously this worries me. I have been given a blue inhaler. It makes me cough more! I have constant mucus in the back of my throat which at times comes up. Its clear. Would be interesting to hear from you.

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