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I've had this twice when my allergies got especially bad. The first time was about seven years ago conservative treatment didn't work and I did develop reactive airway disease (asthma following a cold). That time it was treated with antihistamines and prescription cough syrup, then an albuterol inhaler and finally Advair, which finally cleared it up after nearly a year.
I started in again with it this summer, and went to my doctor last month. She gave me some cough medicine so I could sleep, and started me on Singulair in addition to my Zyrtec. It seems to be getting better, and now I only have to take the cough medicine if I am outside a lot that day.
I'm also a former smoker, who quit about four years before the first episode. The allergist said it could also have been affected by some residual damage to my lungs from smoking.
Judy - Southern US
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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