Soreness from coughing?
I have had Bronchiestis for 5 years. I am using a nebulizer which helps me clear my lungs, consequently I do a
Lot of deep coughing. For the last month I have had a soreness below my ribs, I just feel it when I stretch or move quickly. I’m wondering if this can be a result of so much coughing.
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Yes, definitely! I speak from experience! Ouch!
My husband actually pulled a muscle away from the rib right where you are saying due to his nonstop coughing.
Thanks for the reply, now I won’t worry too much. It’s really just a nuisance.
@taya, I've had bronchiectasis for almost three years but didn't develop a cough until I got the flu this past February, and now ten months later I'm still coughing and I feel like I have pulled every muscle imaginable in my stomach, back and lung areas. And I thought I had pulled everything possible but lo and behold last week I coughed so hard I pulled a new place in my back. It's amazing to me. Nan (@nannette).
I cough off and on everyday and although it causes stress, strain, etc., all of your comments help me to understand it is a reaction of the nebulizing….I’ve had this illness a year or so now and don’t always “know” what’s happening. Thx for being here!
You must be really hurting, so sorry. I’ve been debating if I should go to the dr’s thinking I
Might have some health issue, now I think my ache is from my coughing. I sure hope I don’t
start hurting in other areas. Once in a while my back hurts and I just chalk that up as
normal, maybe that too is from my cough. It could be worse.
@nannette, Has anyone out here, suffering from MAC or Bronchiectasis, cough so hard and long that you would spit up blood?
@spencersok Spitting up blood is most likely not due to coughing too hard. It is one of the symptoms of MAC. Some people with MAC never cough up blood, but others do. If you also have bronchiectasis, coughing is likely the result of that. Those living with bronchiectasis, which has no cure, are very susceptible to being infected by MAC. So for some, these two go hand in hand. I have both. I coughed up huge amount of blood a number of years back and was diagnosed with bronchiectasis and MAC back then. I also coughed a lot for good many years although my coughing has subsided recently. Because I also have many allergies, for a long time my doctor and I both thought my allergies were entirely to blame for coughing. I was very frustrated with not seeing as much improvement as I expected after all kinds of treatment for allergies. Only after being diagnosed with bronchiectasis did I realize that was why treating allergies alone had not worked effectively for my coughing. However, allergy treatment still has helped with reducing my coughing over time.
@ling123 Sounds just like me.
@ling Thanks a lot for that information. Hoping that we can get something to help the cough.