i am a 36 year old female with a chronic cough for the past year. i have no symptoms other than coughing spasms 3 times a day. i have no pain, no trouble breathing, no nasal discharge. when the cough begins i can feel and hear the phlegm ball. when i finally get the phlegm up it is cloudy, sometimes clear and sometimes a dark gray with a black dot. its almost hard, round. some are sesame seed size others are peanut size. each spasm comes with at least 10-15 phlegm balls.
after the spasm i am fine. these episodes occur once in the morning, then around 4:00, and again before i go to bed. i did notice that when i am working or doing mommy chores daily i am fine. when i am in the car or lying down the spasma start up.
a friend told me that because i've had the cough for so long its like a routine. basically forcing the spasms on. just so you know, my job does not offer medical insurance, i cannot afford ins. at this time and i make too much money to get medicaid "so they said". so what might these cough spasms be all about???? thank you for your time. much appreciated.
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