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   Posted 10/6/2006 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
 hi i was just wondering if anyone else has asthma and no matter how many times you take your meds or what different kinds of meds your on you just cough and wheeze most of the day.  if anyone has ever delt with this or has any suggestions PLEASE reply

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   Posted 10/6/2006 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you having chest tightness too? Do you have a urgent care clinic you could go to? What doctors do you see and what meds are you taking?

I take Singulair, Asmanex, Xopenex as needed, Xopenex nebulizer as needed, astelin, clarinex, a saline nasal spray, Zantac (and a tylenol 3 every 5 hours for horrible back pain) and just came off prednisone.(honestly sometimes it's so hard to remember and I have it on the computer a list of what to take and when kinda makes it easier lol).

I also like drinking teas, just a suggestion have you tried drinking a warm beverage?
I would suggest that you possibly consider going to an urgent care clinic if you can get checked out and have your mind at ease.

I go to the doctor when I can't stop coughing because I get pnemonia so easy. I've had pneumonia 3 times before I turned 18 years old, Last time there were 3 black spots on my lungs. and I've never smoked!!!

Hope you'll feel better soon, you have my prayers and empathy!!!
As alway keep us posted and God Bless and good luck yeah

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   Posted 10/12/2006 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am having that trouble now. I have asthma also. I have been coughing for 2 weeks real deep. I just received predisone from my doctor today. I think that will help. I was taking my Albuterol alot in one day.

Medications: Advair 500/50, Nasonex,Albuterol as needed.
I have taken my albuterol right away with spacer right when the coughing starts. It stops soon after taking albuterol. But the cough is really irritating. And has been affecting my sleep. Yes, I would go to urgent care.

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   Posted 10/20/2006 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
If your cough is producing yellow/green sputum, you may have a chest infection and should get checked out in case you need an antibiotic to clear it.  Sometimes, even without infection, I find that the mucous is so sticky that it is difficult to clear.  I am on Visclair (a mucolytic) which makes it much easier to clear my chest and I also use a flutter device after my nebulisers which helps a lot.  A good way to clear your chest without such devices is to "huff" rather than cough for as long as possible, then cough the last little bit.  I don't know how to explain it more clearly, but it tires you out less and is more effective.  I hope this helps.

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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Chick--I can relate very much so. I feel like I cough all day long. Sometimes it becomes bothersome to me and others. I am in the process of searching for a new doctor so hopefully I can get my asthma under control. I started a new topic last night "Allergies and Breathing--Please Read" You can check out my story there. I wish I had more helpful information for you but all I can say at this point is I feel for you. If I come up with any other information I will get back to you. Good Luck!

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   Posted 10/27/2006 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello there.
Ive coughed  for over 12 months morning noon and night since undergoing surgery for galllbladder removal.
No matter what I take there is no improvement. Antibiotics, oral and inhaled steroids (Ive been on Pulmicort, Flixotide, Symbicort, Prednisone and Singulair) I am now being treated for GERD and post nasal drip as well as asthma but I am still the same.
Ive had every investigation possiblle over the last year - including CT scans of chest and sinus, chest xrays, blood, sputum and allergy tests, a broncoscophy, a biopsy, a nasal endoscopy, tests for fibrositis of the lungs and lung function tests. All negative exept to show mild asthma.
I wheeze and cough continually and bring up greeny yellow mucus all the time. Ive been told there is no infection and nothing more they can do.
I try and keep positive but it is hard. I dread the winter and the thought of getting a cold or chest infection on top of this!! I wish you well and hope you have better luck than me at controlling your symptoms.
Also diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 2000

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   Posted 10/27/2006 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hello Everyone!!!!!
  Yes, Hi Chick, I know exactly what you mean. I take Advair this highest dose which is 500/50 2 times daily. Of course Albuterol as needed. I still have alot of problems with coughing. Seems like it likes to come and go alot. Morning at night. Seems like its always waiting to strike you. I m not sure how to handle the cough sometimes. I don't want to take too much Albuterol inhaler. Or cough medication has helped me some actually. But that is the last resort that I take with my coughs. Hang in there Chick I know exactly what your talking about. Breath easy.
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