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Jun 23, 2017 · Chronic Cough in Digestive Health

I have had a chronic cough for about 17 years. It’s gotten worse over time and for the past several years it has really adversely affected my life. I’ve spent literally thousands of dollars on gastroenterology, pulmonary, allergist, naturopathy, endoscopy, acupuncture…. all to no avail. Dr’s consensus is that it’s caused by reflux. Have been on ppi’s for years, along with gaviscon. Have gotten as far as considering surgery (nissen fundiplication) but dr says there’s only a 50-50 chance it would help. Does not seem like good odds for letting someone cut into my digestive system. Have tried cutting out coffee, dairy, wheat, alcohol: no help. Formerly a very active long-distance bike rider, I’ve had to pretty much stop cycling as it (and almost any form of exercise) makes me cough. As a result I’ve gained close to 30 pounds. SOOOOO frustrating!!!!!!!!!!! Any ideas much appreciated!