Constant cough (4 months)

Posted by inquiringminds @inquiringminds, Mar 26 11:04am

I have a question. So in 2018 I had a lumpectomy and radiation and since then on Anastrozole until 2023. On November 2018, I had a cold and had a continued cough until summer 2019. It stopped then. On December 2019 I got another cold and since then I am still coughing. Both times I went to a respirologist and 2 ENTs, they did x-rays, C.T. scans, checked for asthma and I don’t have anything wrong according to the results – lungs are clear, sinuses don’t have inflammation, I don’t have asthma – I do have post nasal drip but both ENTs did the camera check and said nothing is wrong. I do neti pot rinses daily, I drink lots of water and fresh Juice, I eat healthy but this is not leaving me, recently when I cough my chest hurts. So I don’t get this. It’s not a dry cough so nothing to do with anything that is going on now with the corona, no fever, no symptoms, just this darn cough. If it was the radiation which did cause a mild fibrosis on the radiated breast, how come it started way before then? I can’t find any info about what to do about this. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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I am having a hard time finding a place that sells this Nutribiotic throat spray – any help with that????

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@inquiringminds VitaminShoppe, Vitacost, Amazon, Walmart, etc. Google it and you can see the costs at the different entities.

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do you order that spray online?

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I ordered online throught eBay, but it's also at Vitamin Shoppe, Vitacost, Walmart, Amazon. Google it and you can see prices.

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I tried amazon but it says that it's unavailable so I will keep looking. I live in Canada so it's a bit different than USA. Thank you xx

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Hi Sandy, thank you for your answer. My issue is that it was before I started Anastrozole that I had the cough. In fact, it happened every year whenever I had a cold I would cough for a few months but since I am taking Anastrozole, the cough last a lot longer. Now it's 4 months that I have this cough with no solution. I do use the netti pot daily, I have cough drops constantly, I put a vaporizer in my room at night with peppermint essential oil in it, I put peppermint around my nose and it does ease it for a little bit then comes back again, I had x rays and ct scans both on my lungs and sinuses, clear, I had an asthma test – no asthma, breathing test – clear, so what is it and how can I get rid of it. My girlfriend just gave me a name of a homeopath that helped her friend when she was coughing, so I am going to have a Skype video call with her in the next few days (because of Covid-19 – no in person appt) and hopefully she will help me too.

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Hi Ttixie, thank you for your reply – so they checked and I don't have pneumonitins, I constantly have cough drops in my mouth and I have a humidifier in my room to which I add peppermint essential oil, I even put that peppermint oil beside my nostrils and it helps temporarily, I put vicks on my chest, the funny part is – at night I don't cough and I really think that it has to do with the vaporizer but as soon as I get up – here it goes again.I also don't have asthma, they checked and no pneumonia, so I am just going crazy with this. everything they checked for turned out clear – the radiation caused a slight fibrosis but not enough to justify this annoying cough. The respirologist insisted that it's post nasal drip but the 2 ENTs said no. I think he is right but how on earth can I get rid of it? I am doing everything possible to dry it up with nasal rinses and I even tried allergy medication and nasal sprays – NOTHING is helping

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Good morning @inquiringminds– Welcome to Connect. I have a constant drip and cough. My cough is mostly dry. But up until recently with a cold, it wasn't constant. There's something called Reactive airway disease. Part of it is bronchial spasms. However, there is a controversy about this.
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321061

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Thank you Merry, I will take a look xx

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I tried amazon but it says that it's unavailable so I will keep looking. I live in Canada so it's a bit different than USA. Thank you xx

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@inquiringminds It's on ebay…do they ship to Canada?

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@inquiringminds It's on ebay…do they ship to Canada?

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I will have to check it out. xx

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Hi Sandy, thank you for your answer. My issue is that it was before I started Anastrozole that I had the cough. In fact, it happened every year whenever I had a cold I would cough for a few months but since I am taking Anastrozole, the cough last a lot longer. Now it's 4 months that I have this cough with no solution. I do use the netti pot daily, I have cough drops constantly, I put a vaporizer in my room at night with peppermint essential oil in it, I put peppermint around my nose and it does ease it for a little bit then comes back again, I had x rays and ct scans both on my lungs and sinuses, clear, I had an asthma test – no asthma, breathing test – clear, so what is it and how can I get rid of it. My girlfriend just gave me a name of a homeopath that helped her friend when she was coughing, so I am going to have a Skype video call with her in the next few days (because of Covid-19 – no in person appt) and hopefully she will help me too.

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You should get checked out by a pulmonologist. He/She will also advise whether is related to your heart not your pulmonary system That needs to be ruled in or out.

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