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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
     Has anyone ever heard of post viral syndrome?  I have had a cough for 6 months that begins with more than a tickle, almost like an electric buzz in the back of my throat then a gag which I try to get rid of by coughing and clearing my throat.  It is kind of a panic like situation and usually makes me bring up clear mucous, sometimes even some stomach contents. 
     I've been to the doctor a number of times, twice to the ER for this.  Have been referred to a neurologist to rule out any malformations that may be interferring with the gag reflex and fortunately that was fine.  Recently saw an Ear/Nose/Throat doctor who said he believes this is Post Viral Syndrome with either a sinus component or an allergic component.  Had a CAT scan of the sinuses today.  Any news I could find on it on the internet say it's involves chronic fatigue.  As a severe fibro sufferer, I always have that.  There is some info on Post Viral Cough and some of that sounds familiar.
     At this point I'm fit to be tied with it all.  I have pulled a muscle off the iliac crest on one side of my pelvis from all my wretching.  I just want it to end!!!  It's impossible to try to work like this!!!! 
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   Posted 5/16/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
That cough sounds terrible  and it must be exhausting..It can flare the fibro, too.  Can the doctor give you a cough suppressant?  Many of the cough meds have that in it.  But you don't need the cough medication for your lungs.
Have you tried sucking on Werthers or other butterscotch disks?  I am diabetic so I get the sugar-free butterscotch disks and they usually can calm down a bad cough for me.  I've tried Lifesavers and they don't work like the butterscotch.  Maybe it's the butter in them.  It's worth a try.  And they taste good, too!

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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 5/16/2010 9:35:59 AM (GMT-6)

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