I have had a chronic cough for 5 years but only in the upright position. I don't cough when I am laying down. Yes I've had the Bravo pH test done twice, it's negative, all my testing was negative. I've done drug therpy for GERD and Acid Reflux, nothing. I've had allergy testing, lung testing etc and NOTHING. But my cough is consistant lasting up to an hour before I get a brief relief.
I had a CT scan which shows I have a deviated septum. I don't know if this may be a cause but I hear a new technology has been cleared by the FDA in 05 for the balloon sinuplasty. I see a doctor who I think has experience in this proceedure 2 weeks after Thanksgiving. I'll see if it gets approved.
Allerx was the only medication prescription that actually helped but after taking it for years it no longer works. All other medications did NOT work, i.e. GERD, Acid Reflux, Allergy etc. Nothing.
Any suggestion to drying up PND is appricated. I've taken all kinds of test so if you need to know if I've done it and how it went let me know.
Also, when you go under for exploratory surgery or whatever. If the nurse offers you a cookie when you come out of it, DON'T DO IT. I've been under so many time and did find, tired but fine. Once she offered me a cookie and an hour later I threw up. Okay, didn't need that sensation. So don't eat or drink.