Thanks! I'm so not amazing but i'll take it :)
I wonder if i'm better because my husband and son are away and i've been alone a lot, not talking which also makes me cough. I'll soon find out since they come back on Sunday!
The Elavil is used to calm my vagus nerve (and i think a lot of other nerves) which might be contributing to this cough. It's called a Neurogenic cough and I have both (neurogenic and LPR). Since I've been taking it I've coughed less frequently.
The crazy thing is whenever I think "wow I haven't coughed in a half hour" or something like that, 100% of the time I start to need to cough... I'm talking a cough I can't hold back with a crazy tickle in my throat. If i try to hold it back my eyes stream with tears. What the heck is that about???? The mind body connection is crazy.
PS I am weaning off reflux meds, stopped the Prilosec and replaced it with four times a day Zantac. Actually 3 times a day now, next week 2, the week after 1 and the week after that I get tested: 24 hour PH test, etc. I'm being good about my diet but I drink water before bed. I can't not. Ugh this SUCKS!!!!!!!!
PPS Did i tell you I stopped ativan cold turkey when I was on a very low dose? I had been taking it for years and I had no trouble doing it. I mean you should still ask a doctor but just an FYI because I know you are nervous about it. It's MUCH harder to get off the PPI's!