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loss of sleep from bad cough at night

Posted by @littlegirl in Cancer, Oct 16, 2012

I can;t sleep at night because i'm always coughing.

Tags: Cancer, lung conditions, eye conditions, womens health, Other

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Posted by @anon56837187, Oct 18, 2012

Seeks medical help if your cough does not stop. Don't take cough drops.,drink plenty of water. Use salt water (warm water) to gargle your throat. Don't eat 2 hours before sleep. Use humidifier. Good luck!

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Posted by @littlegirl, Oct 18, 2012

Thank you JS.Again i didn't sleep last night,i will certainly try your method.I am a smoker and that really concerns me.My Dad and Sister both died from lung cancer,and i've tried guiting but have not succeed.


Posted by @anon56837187, Oct 20, 2012

It's very hard to quit. It's your comfort zone. Find a reason to stop besides the scare of lung cancer. Get a hobby. Get support group. Let go your worry. Live for yourself. Try yoga. Surround yourself with non- smokers. No one can tell you to stop but yourself. Feel well.


Posted by @bettyann, Oct 23, 2012

Two suggestions for you. Use a nasal Med --something (so sorry can't remember the name) that comes with a syringe... just follow the instructions. AND...take an antihistamine (like Benedryl) at bedtime. Between the two it should help. Tell you what will work with the smoking. Quit COLD will most likely go through "hell" for 3 days...but by the 4th day it will be easier...also, coffee-caffiene and nicotine are interdependant on each other... quit both. Yes, I know, you think you're gonna die, but you won't! 🙂 I am speaking from experience... you CAN do it if you really WANT to... no one says its easy, but you CAN do it. Good luck!!
Seeing a dr if this doesn't work (re the cough) is really a GOOD idea!


Posted by @pamegannp, Mar 18, 2013

Do you smoke? My advice is to have your vitamin D levels checked. If they're low, start supplementing with a high-quality supplement. Two new studies and one relatively new clinical review have established a link between low vitamin D and an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers. source:

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Posted by @claire87john, Apr 18, 2013

If you’re coughing so much that your chest hurts and you’re getting a bad night’s sleep, consider a cough suppressant such as dextromethorphan, found in Delsym, DexAlone, and Vicks Formula 44.When a person has a cough that is thick with phlegm, Mosnaim says it helps to take a cough expectorant such as guaifenesin, found in Humibid, Mucinex, Robitussin Chest Congestion, and Tussin. Expectorants help to thin out the mucus so one can more easily cough it up, Coughs caused by the common cold usually go away in a few weeks. Chronic, persistent coughs may be caused by underlying medical problem such as allergies, asthma, or acid reflux -- or by the medications you take. To lose those coughs you need to treat the underlying problem.Talk to your doctor if your cough lasts longer than two to four weeks, or if you are coughing up blood, or if you’re having other symptoms such as weight loss, chills, or fatigue.

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