Coughing; I have been coughing for 5+ years, taking many test from Bravo pH, Allergy, to drug therapy for GERD, Acid Reflux, Allergy pills, Acupuncture, herbal teas and herbal pills, Food elimination to only raw food (i.e. vegan style), you name it I did it and probably did it twice. Nasal rinse with Nettie pot. Sprays of all sorts, been there done that.
5 years later CT Scan of sinus; Deviated Septum. Now what, the doctors are saying as long as you can breath you don't need surgery. Is this what I need to cure this cough and not keep pacifying
PROBLEM: Cough through out the day for at least 1 hour per episode. Cough ONLY in the up right position. NEVER cough laying down.
I've been managing my health since all doctors have told me there is nothing more I can do for you but prescribe drugs (that do not help). Allerx helped but 5 years of taking it, 1.5 doses to now 2 does at once does't help any longer. Now another prescribe drug PLUS over the counter drying agent and that doesn't keep me from coughing. No relief except when I lay down. But as soon as I stand up, cough until I have a headache, throw up or almost faint. Please anyone I have new HMO and want to tell the ENT what to do since no past ENT, etc knows what to do.
Any advice?? direction??