Coughing up Clear Phelgm every 10 minutes

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Bebebe
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   Posted 4/23/2014 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a liver cleanse which ended on Wednesday. On Thursday, at my doctor's appt. she suggest I try Align for my bloating (distended stomach-looks 9 mos pregnant), gas, flatulence, etc. I have suffered with constipation for over 15 years but none of the over 6-8 doctors have done anything.

For almost three (3) years I had been given URSO 250 and Dexilant for a liver problem I do not have and the Dexilant, 60 mg, caused trauma to my body and increase my pain by 10X. The doctor kept me on all of this for a long time, ignoring my complaints. My inability to climb stairs, coupled with the pain is why I ended up with an emergency room. The conclusion, the medicine I am taking for a medical problem I do not have. This has been reaffirmed by another doctor.

Now I am trying to heal. It is very difficult. Now, I take my Tirosent once a day, vitamins (body was depleted), and Align. I had been trying to get this mucus build up out of my throat. I lived with the possibility of choking; not sleeping well some nights.

I started taking the Align on Friday. On Tuesday, I was coughing up hulks of phelgm every 10 minutes. All day, could not get out of the house. My throat is sore, body hurts, etc. Today is Wednesday, I am coughing up hulks of phelgm again. Have not been able to leave the house. This mucus in my throat has been there for over a year. I have decided to stay with this for this week and hope for the best.

I would appreciate any input.

Alcie
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   Posted 4/24/2014 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, Bebebe.

This combination of problems sounds like something you need to take to a doctor. We aren't doctors, cant diagnose or tell you how to treat anything.

What sort of "liver cleanse" did you do? Was it prescribed by a doctor?

Did any of your doctors tell you you had bloating, or was it an enlarged liver, maybe fatty liver? Have you had any tests for liver or gallstones?

Did you stop taking the Dexilant? Did you ever have a gastric reflux problem for which the Dexilant was prescribed? If you still have reflux and are not taking the stomach medicine, the irritation in your esophagus could be the cause of the excess mucus. If you needed a different or increase in your prescription, that could also cause mucus. Are you seeing a gasroenterologist?

Align sounds like a good idea if you did something that killed off your gut bacteria, but some people need a different product or take too much. Are you seeing a doctor for treatment of the constipation? The gastroenterologist can help you with that too.

Sorry I don't really have any expertise or training in this area. I hope you find a doctor who can help.

Bebebe
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   Posted 4/24/2014 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply. I used a Cleanse that I have used before: Lemon, Grapefruit, Olive Oil and Epsom Salt. 2-3 days before the cleanse, I drinked lots of organic apple juice to soften all matter inside.

The gastro doctor I had is the one who treated me for a liver problem I do not have and never had according to two other doctors.

I now have an internist. I told her about the cleanse after the fact. I have been bloated with a distended stomach, gas and flatulence since taking the URSO and Dexilant medicines for a liver problem I do not have and acid reflux. I think the Dr. suggested Align as a method to hopefully reduce or eliminate these problems.

I have been very ill with the constant coughing. If I use medicine to stop the coughing of phelgm; I may not be able to get rid of this mucus build up. So I have suffered these last few days, only taking aspirin for my headaches. I am still trying to get healed from the other medication. I am trying not to take any additional medications at this time.

Today, I have not coughed very much, but my chest is sore and throat has healed nicely. The mucus is much each time and so thick. My body is very weak and I am fatigued. I have been out of bed for 4 1/2 hours. I am getting ready to go back to bed.

I believe you are correct. My stomach has been irritated for a long time-years. This mucus was probably produced from that irritation as a way to protect me....

Bebebe
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   Posted 4/24/2014 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?c=4

I do not take the Dexilant(longer than a year) nor the URSO (a year in May 2014).
From reading information from others it takes a long time to get over the results of these two medications.

Alcie
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   Posted 4/26/2014 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Why were you on Dexilant in the first place? Do you have gastric reflux? Did the gastro doc do endoscopy or barium swallow to look for evidence of esophageal irritation? Endo would be the way to see the healing in the esophagus. Stomach acid is one thing (of many) that causes lots of mucus - see the GERD forum.

What medicine are you using to stop the phlegm? Antihistamines can make it thicker and harder for the body to remove naturally. Have you been checked for allergies? That can be a big source or mucus too.

The enlarged abdomen is worrisome. The urso could have caused some of your symptoms, but since you're not taking it anymore ... What does the internist think? Is he looking at gas distension or is the problem solid like enlarged liver? This is way beyond my experience. I'm glad you are seeing a doctor!

Bebebe
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   Posted 4/26/2014 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Vet.

Dexilant for acid reflux, the surgery never worked. This medicine was causing me excruciating pain but Dr. Matthew Miller,Lexington, Kentucky ( now Mt. Sterling, KY) would not take me off of it. I think I was only suppose to be on it for 4-8 weeks only according to the manufactuer's information. Don,t think I had an endo. After being on Dexiliant too long, I was complaining and he said, "You can stop taking it; I don't care about that one"..as if my trial run was over.

Never had a mucus problem until this. Allergist thinks I am allergic to everything according to the outcome of the test. I think the URSO and Dexilant has messed up my system which causes me to have the allergic to reaction to everything. Before then I had 2-3 items I was allergic to.

Bebebe
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   Posted 4/26/2014 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
When I first saw Dr. Miller, I weighed 174. I went for constipation problem and acid reflux. Now I have a host of issues and have had for over 3-4 years now.
My final weight with him was 198, new stomach, new folds, thunder thighs, aching and painful.

My internist thinks it is air... at this time.

Dr. Miller over and over told me that I had to continue with the URSO 250 if I wanted to live for 10-15. ALL FOR A LIVER PROBLEM I DO NOT HAVE.

Bebebe
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   Posted 4/26/2014 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

So this is what I have to do if I want to live 10-15 more years for a liver problem I do not have. Of course, I only know the pain I have and had over the last years. I do not know the long term damage that may have been done to my body. With all the difficulties I have and am having I know from others that just the dexilant alone has destroyed lives completely.

After five days of thick, heavy white and now thick, heavy yellow phelgm; it is still coming up today...day 6. Yesterday, day 5, the doctor's PA gave me a breathing treatment and 250 mg of Azithromycin Tablets USP. I took two
tablets yesterday and one a day for the next 4 days. I still have severe headaches.

I delayed in going to the doctor until the phelgm was yellow. Although, very sick, I needed to get this phelgm out of me. I did not want the doctor to give me anything to stop it. I have been dealing with this stuff inside long enough.

I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS MUCUS BUILD UP WILL RETURN?

CaryF
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   Posted 4/27/2014 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bebebe,

I had a very similar cough for 10 years. I even had the Nissen surgery as it was diagnosed as LPR. The coughing did not stop or change at all with surgery, or double doses of Dexilant and/or Omeprazole. I also took antibiotics on & off and Valtrex.

Turns out in my case the problem was caused by systemic Candida over growth & I was low in Vit. D & B12.

Its taken 2 months of Fluconazole & 5000 IU Vit D, B12 & eating yogurt twice daily. I am finally getting some relief. I had a fungus problem with my fingernails, should have noticed something then, anyway I'm finally feeling much better & cough has diminished greatly.

I hope this helps.

Cary

Bebebe
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   Posted 4/27/2014 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Cary and Everyone,

This is very helpful. I just asked the doctor to check my Vit D and B12 two weeks ago. She sent me a letter saying those were o.k. If this persist, I will ask the doctor to check for any possible on-going infection or inflammation and ask for Fluconazole. Thanks.

Alcie
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   Posted 4/28/2014 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It's hard to get rid of a sinus infection, possibly, just possibly, what you might have, because the sinuses have very little blood circulation, so the antibiotics hardly get there. I mention this because you said yellow mucus. One doctor told me the only thing that works on sinuses is sulfa drugs.

I spent a couple of years going to ENT, pain doc, neurologist because of headaches caused by sinus infections. I would just get one stopped and another would crop up. One time it was some bug carried by little kids that was treated with Cipro and tetracycline. That bug just went on and on until it got hit with the right antibiotic. The ENT didn't believe I had infections until the neuro sent me for a head scan that showed it.

Now, to prevent infections from taking hold, I do sinus wash daily when I get the least mucus or stuffy nose. I like the NeilMed bottles to get a little pressure wash, although pressure is not advised by the TV docs.

Of course yellow mucus can be from lungs too. You can probably tell yourself, but if not DO see another doctor! If I let sinus infections go they end up in my lungs and I get really sick.

We sometimes just have to keep going and going (to the doctors) like the Energizer Bunny.

CaryF
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   Posted 4/29/2014 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bebebe,

I assumed you had ruled out sinus infection as you've been so persistent with the white cough. Antibiotics will actually encourage fungal growth, don't take them if you don't need them.

If you have the same cough as I do - you are irritating yourself and others CONSTANTLY. You have ruled out anything ENT related, GERD related & allergy or asthma/lung related or infection related, yet it continues unabated. I even considered psychotherapy & tried hypnosis with no results. The only relief I got was when I was diagnosed & treated for Candida. It is still not gone, but 80% better, worse in the morning & at night (as it always was).

The mucous is almost always white sticky & not very productive. It affects your voice & sounds very much like an LPR cough BUT Nissen surgery did not reduce the cough. Up to 35% of all NF surgery folks report this same condition. I don't feel I wasted the surgery because I have zero reflux now & my eating is very good now & healthy, but my #1 complaint was never reflux.

Just my $ .02 worth.

Good Luck, Cary
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