Hi All, just some info I read about for anyone suffering from the chronic cough that comes with MAC. Not talking about the productive cough to rid the lungs of excess mucus, but the annoying, constant cough that sometimes even leads to gagging. I just read an article in the ASHA Leader. (That’s the professional magazine for Speech Language Pathologists.) When The Coughing Won’t Stop, November 2019. It talks about receiving Behavioral Cough Suppressant Therapy, (BCST), from a Speech Language Pathologist, (SLP), that specializes in voice and upper airway disorders and has received additional training in BCST. I AM an SLP and have never heard about this before. I found it very interesting. 80% of patient’s benefit from BCST therapy to learn how to control and minimize the coughing that interferes with everyday life. They talk about the cause being hypersensitivity to outside stimuli; perfume, smoke, dust, change in air temps, talking, laughing, etc., and can also occur in certain areas of the brain. Hypersensitivity can also be caused by coughing! So coughing makes us cough more! Only problem is physicians are not aware of this therapy, (surprise), so they don’t know to recommend it, AND there aren’t many SLPs trained or educated in it. I thought everyone would find it interesting and there may be some who would really benefit from this type of therapy.