Nighttime dry coughing fits

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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/20/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Caught a bad cold on Oct 8. Sore throat, lotsa mucus, coughing, congestion, no fever. Through Neocitran, water, sweating, the cold went away on its own but the sore throat stayed. That was taken care of after my doc prescribed amoxicillin on Oct 15.

However, I now have this nasty dry cough that's been bugging me since Oct 16. I can go the day without many coughing fits but at night when I wanna go to sleep, wow, I hack up my lungs! Losing lotsa sleep cuzza this.

I tried cough syrup, Vaporub, max settings on my humidifier, warm honey milk, sleeping in the living room, sleeping upright... no success.

Weird thing too, when I go for a run, I have no problems breathing or coughing.

Any ideas?

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   Posted 10/21/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Get back into your doctor to let him know, there is night time asthma mostly caused by acid
reflux, but you need to let your doctor know to get on the correct medicines, plus you
need the sleep....Keep us posted as how your doing, but get into your doctor as soon as possible...
could also be bronchitis or early pneumonia developing so get seen by your doctor...
well wishes..
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   Posted 10/21/2011 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Chartreaux. I suffered with that for weeks before my doc diagnosed me with reactive airway disease and started me on anti-asthma drugs. No reflux here, just plain old inflammation of the aieway.
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