cough, can't breathe, watering eyes, panic attack

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Nanny and Papa
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   Posted 6/13/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife (in her late 60's) has had a cough for a few years. A few days ago she started coughing and then couldn't breathe. It was followed by tears and a panic attack. Doctor put her on nose spray, but this didn't help. Anyone out there experience this and what has helped you. She exercises everyday on stationary bike, treadmill, free weights, etc. when she feels up to it, but not with her current situation. Oh well, we are off to Port Dover for bikers day, maybe that will help her relaxe a bit.

percycat
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   Posted 6/13/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!

Some of your wife's symptoms are similar to mine from reflux, but not all.

I'd definitely have a more thorough followup, maybe with an ear/nose/throat doctor or a pulmonologist, to get a clear diagnosis.

I can say from experience that not being able to breathe will *DEFINITELY* throw you into a panic attack. Make clear the order of events in her symptoms when you explain it to your doctors.

percycat

Nanny and Papa
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   Posted 6/14/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks percycat. The wife has an impending referral with an ENT Doc. if they ever get off the golf course or back from vacation. Here in Ontario it takes a long time to get a referral, than there are all the tests, call back exams, etc, etc. Great to hear from someone that understands people with similar conditions. I will pass the info on to her. By the way, Biker day was a blast.

Allisonc7
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   Posted 6/21/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
That happened to my mom and it was actually an aspiration of stomach contents into her airways. This in turn caused her to not be able to breath very well. Maybe you should look into seeing a gastroenterologst to be on the safe side and get some PH testing done to rule that out.
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