I get bouts of coughing up and spitting out pure white flem hundreds of times a day weeks on and weeks off. It's the flem that causes me to cough just to clear it so I dont have a cough as such, just sometimes loads of flem.
When it goes it just goes.
Often in the morning when it is present the flem makes me want to vomit and a couple of times I have vomited a bit to get it up.
I am living in a remote area with a useless doc many miles away who said my chest and lung x-ray were not unusual so he has no idea of the cause. I used to smoke years ago but dont think that this is related. I'd love to know what is going on, I'm afraid if it gradually gets worse I will drown in flem one day!
Hi, also important is to rule out GERD i.e gastroesophageal reflux disease. Try a course of omeprazole 20mg daily for 2 weeks, if relief is seen, probably you have this disease. Get an endoscopy done to find out the cause later.
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