Coughing for more than 7 days

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Avatar_n_tn my 7 year old son woke up one morning nearly 3 months ago coughing up bright red blood he did this several times that day the next day approx 12 times then a handful of times the next few days The blood was always bright red and in vast quantities,soaking approx dozen nappy liner type cloths each time He had black poo as well <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> He had an episode of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing up blood 2 1/2 years ago but not as severe after the coughing up blood he was complaining of headaches, dizziness,his blood pre
Avatar_f_tn OK so I started having this dry cough about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> weeks ago. It seems to be brought on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> when I eat or drink. Its almost as if I am needing air really fast so I cough or something. (I don't think I have a breathing problem though) so the cough started almost 2 months ago.
Avatar_m_tn - Constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing (most when I am sitting, when it's hot outside, or when the air is wet, but other times as well; no link to excercise), every day - Short, stabbing pains in my upper chest, an inch or two below the clavicule (both sides), my left armpit my left shin bone (when running), my shoulders (especially when leaning on them), and occasionally my upper or lower back; something, usually more than one something, hurts every day - Drawn-out, aching pains in my left calf muscle (when sit
Avatar_f_tn They tell me the cough/wheezing can last for months, as it will take time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> my increased meds to help the situation. I'm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing so much, of course it is worse at the evening and early morning. I have missed 3 days of work this week alone. I have never had this happen as a result of my Esophagus issues. Is there any other remedy that can help eliminate or lessen the amount of wheezing and congestion and coughing I have??
Avatar_n_tn I too have had a cough for 7 weeks straight - went on a cruise in this time 87 temps laid in the sun, tried to drink it out one night, been to the dr 4xs already they have had me on z-pak, anti, cough syrup, cough pills, puffer, nasal stuff, over the counter meds, zzzz-quil to sleep, night quil and motrin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the pain in my rib cage from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing. From <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing so much with the bad attacks I loose my bladder now from this ongoing issue. Feels like i have something in my throat.
Avatar_n_tn perscribed amoxicillon twice a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> and a steroid once a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span>. He wrote me a prescription <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> cough syrup. Each day my throat got a little better but my cough and mucus has gotten worse. I will be okay for a while and then all of a sudden at no warning I'll get this uncontrolable urge to cough and cough and I have loads of clear mucus. It feels like it is in the back of my throat and I can't get it all up.
Avatar_n_tn She can no longer play basketball because she can't run up and down the court <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> (2) times without gasping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> air. Albuterol does nothing. Advair does nothing. Singular was recently added and also, does nothing. Two weeks ago I took her to see an ENT specialist thinking that this might help. He told me that he doesn't think this is bacterial and also does not think this is asthma (by the way, 3 PFT's are not only normal but great).
Avatar_f_tn should have said you turned 40 this year!! That explains it!! hahahahaah.......Many of us women on this forum experienced a definite increase in pvcs around 40. I asked my doctor if she feels there is a hormonal connection, and she said, "YES!" Oh great!! LOL Yep, strings of pvcs are back to back premature ventricular contractions - that definitely felt weird for me. I counted to 15 once and just started moving around to get them to stop - used to freak me out.
Avatar_n_tn The problem is that it's a steroid and doctors don't like to give it because it has side effects, but I can take it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> and then I'm good <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a couple of months with absolutely no coughing. When it starts again I take it for another week. So I'm not on it constantly but it does cure the cough.
Avatar_n_tn Again, this is very doubtful. Most bronchial infections will clear up within a matter of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> (sometimes a little <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> a week) even without treatment. Still, it does happen and your doctor should consider this as well. Again, good luck to you.
Avatar_n_tn email me at ***@**** please i have been having the same issues for 5 weeks and have blacked out three times and just this morning had a small seizure in front of my kids when i came to i felt my body still shaking as soon as i start <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a short period of time and or laugh hard it sends me into a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing fit and i black out hospital has said my vitals are fine and send me on my way they dont go any further than that one hospital said it could be my uvula that is long causing me to
209384_tn?1231171906 Have taken 1,000mg/day Ceftin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span>. Took a 3-pack of Zithromax 500mg. Took large IV dose of Levoquin and 2 other antibiotics. Have taken too many pain pills of various kinds to count and am also on Tussionex, cough syrup plus hydrocodone every 8 hours. Understand why I have this horrible yeast infection, but have NO IDEA why I still ave all these other infections!!
Avatar_n_tn took augment during fourth week for ten days. no relief of symptoms. never had a cold last <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> a few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> ever. i am normal healthy 34 yr old what?
Avatar_n_tn I try to take this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 3 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 21 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span>. I stop taking it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> hoping that it will regulate my cycle. unfortunetly i am only regular for one month and then its back to a heavy period. i am fed up with my doctor and the gyncologist as they never have an explanation for this. I have had all the tests done laparoscpy and a DNC. after reading everyone's messages i do not feel like an alien there are other females in the same boat as me.
Avatar_m_tn Cold symptoms do not linger <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> to 10 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span>. The green mucus is suggestive of bacterial infection of your nose and/or sinuses. It needn't be bacterial, but could be a fungal infection. You would do well to see an ENT specialist, for a thorough exam to rule out tumors and request that the green mucus be cultured for both bacteria and fungi. Not all doctors deem fungal infection of the nose and sinuses serious enough to warrant treatment.
Avatar_f_tn if i can, I cannot smoke but a couple hits right now without coughing and it hurts too much..might as well roll with it because I do not think I have smoked <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> 5 -<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> a day since withdrawals began.. I just do not want do too much at one time because definitely the pills have to go first..if the cigs go to right now even better!!
Avatar_m_tn I have been advised to take ZERODOL100mg Tablet 3 times a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>7</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> . Till now i just had 1 day dose but its of no help. can u tell what could it be This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Undiagnosed-Symptoms/Sharp-pain-under-right-breast/show/413372">Sharp pain under right breast</a>.
Avatar_n_tn Nights are the worst not just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me but also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> my family. I have no idea what's wrong with me. It's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> just a cold with a bad cough. My doctor insists I'll be fine I just have to be patient. This is affecting the quality of my life. Should I be more pushy and insist that my doctor send me for tests? But test for what? Couldn't get through this without going through a coughing fit.
Avatar_m_tn And I developed some symptoms after a month! (I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing, and didn't stop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> another 60 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span>...the sneezing took over after that. ) 8. Talk, write, but share your feelings. I know some folks don't want to open up, but I think it really helps. So come on here every single day and tell us how you're doing. The good, bad, ugly, all of it. Hope these tips help someone. It's a great day to be sober!!!!
1416390_tn?1333905204 She didn't cough while we were he didn't find a problem. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing became <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> frequent. I boarded her at the vet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> about a week and they said they never heard her cough. So I finally videoed a couple of the episodes. When the vet saw the videos, he x-rayed her heart and said she had congestive heart failure. She is now on LASIK for her heart. About a year before she was diagnosed with cogestive heart failure, she was put on rimadyl for her arthritis.
Avatar_n_tn Hard to catch my breadth, muscles tense to the point where I fell like I'll break a rib. Can't sleep <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> 2 or 3 minutes at a time and that's sleeping sitting up. forget about lying down. I've been to the ENT and pulmonary specialist. Same as others.....diagnosed with acid reflux and have been taking Prevacid for a few years now. They tell me to take Nasonex and Zyrtec D but neither helps. I have the strong cough medicine with codiene but that doesn't work anymore.
Avatar_f_tn women show a difference with increased cardiovascular event with diabetes the risk <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> women 4 times <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> men and hypertension affecting men 2 times as much as women, it could be vice versa but i think I remember it correctly.It might be different in regards to PVCs but no study with women were done. Overall there was only a slight increased risk with a caveat at the overall clinical prognostic value.
Avatar_m_tn I started on it a few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> ago and it's worked wonders <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me. I've had sinus problems <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> over thirty years. The caveat of this is that although it does not metabolize in the liver, you should not take it for a prolonged period of time. Bottom line...ask your doctor.
559187_tn?1330786456 I can definitely think of a better way to spend a Friday night <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a sleep study - my second one in 2 years. So, why am I goin then? When I was in the hospital, the nurses doing rounds at night noted in my chart that they had observed apnea events when they came through. They woke me and put me on oxygen thinking that would be the correct thing to do only to find out that this is not appropriate for apnea as the respiratory therapist told me later.
Avatar_f_tn We go on July 23rd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a level 2 scan to see if we can find out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span>. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> that I have read the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> at ease I am because it seems if this is the only marker it usually turns out that the baby is okay and the parents are freaked out for nothing. Please pray that everything is fine!! Alicia - I'm so sorry you are going through this and I have a good feeling that your dates are just off!
Avatar_n_tn 2) Could being on these antibiotics in such a time cause a spot like this, some kind of a skin abnormality. Because I know my face certainly looks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> flushed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> usual, and I seem to have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> pimples everywhere? 3) All around and up and down my legs and butt, even to my feet, there’s been random tingling/almost burning at times, (not painful) for weeks now, though very rarely in the groin area, and very inconsistent. (Of course, I’ve been obsessing over all this, too, though, I know.
Avatar_m_tn I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cough</span>ing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it.
Avatar_f_tn Hi. If this has been going on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> than 2 or 3 days (maximum) then it is likely a gastrointestinal infection, which will need antibiotics. She needs the attention of a vet to examine, diagnose accurately and prescribe medicine. You should not leave this, so borrow money if you have to, or sell something to raise the funds, or seek the help of a local canine welfare association - or ask your vet if you can pay in installments - whatever it takes, please get your dog to the vet.
4202953_tn?1377187106 It took about a month before my sneezing somewhat subsided. At around 70 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>days</span> I'm still sneezing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>more</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>than</span> average. It definitely has gotten better though. Using opiates wreaks all kinds of havoc on your body including messing with your histamines/ anti-histamines. You may not have noticed but while u were using you probably didn't sneeze much at all...when I came off it's like I all of the suddenhad allergies!