Post Edited (Orange E) : 10/25/2009 6:47:55 PM (GMT-6)
For me, I've been through the littany of Allergy testing and tired Chiropractic for months. There was one minor help with the Chiro but it wasn't in the adjustments. She gave me pills called Allerplex. I think they were 3 pills 3x/day (it's been a while so I am not 100% sure). But in the beginning, they seemed to provide some relief probably because they had some decongestion powers? But, in the end, both were not able to fully help.
From Allergist to Gastro to ENT to Chiro to Pulm. to cough clinic...no dice yet. Going to check out the NAET info and see what that's all about. At least there is support here to bounce ideas and have a sharing of like problems...and that means alot right now!
Yes to BRAVO only, and boy was that uncomfortable. It showed no reflux (at the time). But I am thinking things have changed even though my cough has been persistent and intolerable. This was inserted during 1 of 3 EDG's which again showed no errosion.
Barium swallow or manometry have not been done, nor offered as a test to do. I am going to a new ENT and am bringing my "rap sheet" of doctors and procedures done thus far. I have to say I am going into this one not as hopeful as the others. While I am only coughing 7 years versus can'tstandthiscough having endured 20, I am almost convinced nobody can help me at this point. But, while disocuraged, I really am finding some good avenues to persue here.
---Interesting you should post this.
For the past....25 years--I get (on occasion)- a strange...very dry....unproductive cough-!
It comes & goes--but when I have it--it drives me nuts! No mucous--just a strange.."feeling"...in my upper bronchial area---that I gotta "cough".....to alleviate that..."feeling"...-
Was tested--no asthma...or anything---
Last yr my Dr. gave me something that really helps! You should ask about it--
TESSALON PERLES! (come in ...100 and 200 mg..I take..the 100 mg...3 times a day-
It is basically an "anasthetic"...it "numbs"...the striated muscle that "triggers"...the cough reflex!
It ....really works! I mean...when I'm in one of my "bad coughing cycles"...(like NOW...late October--i think it may be allergies....w leaves etc)---BUT---this Tessalon is great!
Ask your Dr---to try it--! You may be pleasantly surprised! Anyone else ever take Tessalon....with success? Get back...! I KNOW how frustrating the poster must feel! My cough "spells"...when they come...can last...weeks...or sometimes a month or so--They come & go--!
Hoping to hear Hope my post & recommendation helps---Regards- Robert
Post Edited (Orange E) : 10/30/2009 7:27:19 PM (GMT-6)
---I just had an incredible resolution to my coughing problem. --My pulmonary Dr--prescribed cough syrup with codeine! MAN...did that work...quickly & effectively!
--Also- Just started on "Medrol" dose...(Prednisone)- to alleviate the inflamation-!
--This past Tues...I was coughing terribly! Tonite....Thurs......the cough is gone! Anyone else here used cough syrup with codeine...with success?
What about the prednisone? Hope this helps- Robert