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1410020 tn?1322299265

Breathing Problems After a Coughing episode.

Hi Everyone, I am so happy to have found this site. I started off with a cold and like a coughing virus. I was tested for every virus the doctor could think of and it came back with nothing wrong with me. I am over the cold part and feel ok but still have a sniffly nose and a cough. When I cough I too can not breath it is very scary and my poor kids are always saying are you alright mum. I am so worried I will have one of these coughing episodes and won't get my breath back. All of the antibotics I was on did nothing for me and I seem to feel better since being off them. I also tend to get the coughing first thing when I wake up, evening and sometimes around the 3am time too. I had cancer treatment last year and was worried that the radiation had done damage to my windpipe but now reading what other people have said I feel it is not from that. I know exactly how you are all feeling and I hope soon one of us will know what to do to fix it.
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1409507 tn?1281917406
Hi. You know, I like my present doctor but sometimes some doctors are in a hurry or have things going on in their lives too, so they might miss something or think of the complicated. I had a cold 2 yrs ago that went on and got worse, coughing worse. I went in, got antibiotics, worked, after they were gone, it came back. Did this x3. Last time then PA told me I had COPD. I couldn't walk the walkway w/o stopping to gasp. She measured my oxy. and then gave me Advair and told me to get a handicap sticker form. So, I left, stopping several times on the way to my car about 30 ft away for coughing and breath. Two days later, I was weaker, cough was harder. I called an ER dr.who suggested going to ER. I was admitted and in for three days with continuous treatments. Had pneumonia & pleurisy. Put on oxygen, nebulizer & resp. treatments. so, I learned to trust my instincts more than the dr or the pa anyway. Did you get an xray of your lungs? Sometimes I wonder if the xrays (I've had toooo many) aren't part of the problem. God bless.
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1410020 tn?1322299265
Hi yes my doctor gave me an x-ray(I too have had too many) and I had nothing have been tested for ever virus and all came back with nothing wrong with me. I feel fine just have a coughing fit and just can not get my breath so scared to cough but sometime I just can't help it. My husband is up me about going back to the doctor but I am so over going to them. I might have a read of everyone elses comments and see what they have to say. Thanks for your comment.
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1410020 tn?1322299265
Just thought I would let you know that I have been using my puffer religiously and it has worked with opening up my airway and stopping me from gasping for air. That was the whole problem.
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Have you considered GERD?  You don't have to have 'heartburn' to have GERD....and the acid can hit your vocal cords and precipitate horrendous coughing.  You could do a trial of OTC PPI and see how you do.  Just a thought......and GERD is very common in COPD patients.
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