Coughing when you lie down

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Hi, This could most probably be post nasal drip associated with the chronic sinusitis that you mention you have. when you lie down, phlegm or mucus trickles down from your nose into your throat which could be causing your symptoms. Are yu breathless too when lying down? That would point towards a cardiac cause for your symptoms. Let us know about the chest xray and CT scan of your sinuses reports.
Hi, I'm a 24 year old male. I noticed recently that when I lie down to sleep or nap I would cough and will experience shortness of breath but when I sit down or stand up, it stops. Sometimes it happens when I wake up instead. I would cough several times but no phlegm comes out. I have past cases of asthma and cocoa triggers it but I haven't taken anything with cocoa for a long time already and the last time I got an asthma attack was back in 2009.
It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods. Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta.You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole).These will help.Also keep your fluid electrolyte balance optimum by drinking lots of fluids.
1. This seems to be a minor inconvenience according to some medical personnel. What if it happens once a day? 2. Would a heart pacer making sure the heart beat is never too low be of any use?
During the day I still feel like there is something not quite right, that something is there below the rib on my left side and I can feel it when I lie down flat, although to the touch there is nothing. Should I be worried about this?
I've eaten some classic triggers--tomato sauce, garlic, chocolate, etc. The cough is absolutely dry and uncontrollable when I lie down. I never really had a cough when my reflux was bad in the past, I would get the wheezing and throat tightening. Does this mean it's worse? My husband had some prilosec, so I took one today and will see what happens. Does this dry cough sound like a reflux cough? How long til I see some relief from the prilosec? Thanks.
She prescribed sinuus nose spray, daytime nyquil, and Prylosec (spelling) It's a new twist but she said that's why it is worse when you lie down.
I was still coughing when I would lie down to sleep or eat a lot at one sitting or eat certain foods. Even though my barium swallow was negative I was diagnosed with GERD. I know take a PPI (protonix) and do not have a problem with coughing. So my advice to you would be- Get a chest xray Have a PPD test done Have a barium swallow test Have a Sinus CT See an ENT Hope this helps a bit. I coughed for 9 months until I was diagnosed, pure hell.
I am new to dealing with all this heart stuff (very similar symptoms to many I'm reading here - like worse when I lay down, etc.) You mentioned that sometimes your symptoms are related to what you eat. Can you tell me, what foods tend to make them worse (or better?) THANKS!
I have been coughing all day for the last 3 months as long as I stand up or sit down. ISome days it is better and some days it is worse. After I lie down within 10 or 20 minutes I do not get the feeling of cough and I seem fine. My doctor is quite confused. My xray was fine. I am taking anti reflux medicine and is not helping. I used sprays and did not help either. Do you know what this could be?
Horrible cough at night only (sometimes when I exercise as well) when I lie down. It is also hard to breath and at times a lot of clear mucus, just like I had a horrible cold. After about 3 hours it goes away leaving me exhausted. Sometimes after I eat I get the cough as well. The mucus alternates with the coughing and hard to breath. I am wondering if it can be silent reflux. I am also taking lots of natural supplements in capsule form.
I do know that dosepaks that start with 6 pills and work down are good for the first 3 days, then it starts to come back as the dose goes down. I've had better luck when on a steroid for a longer time period.
This lasts about 40 minutes to an hour-- if I run the fan and lie down it eventually goes away, but it always feels like it's going to get worse, almost like I'm going to start coughing up blood. Can anyone tell me what these weird symptoms are about? Thanks!
You know you have chiari when you ask your friends to stand in front of you while walking down stairs and in back when walking up. You know you have chiari when you had 10 hours sleep and you feel like you only took a half hour nap. You know you have chiari when all you want to do is go home and sleep. You know you have chiari when your roommates can't hear their tvs because you say it's loud.
If it goes on and on and it gets worse when you are laying down you might want to check for GERD and Acid Reflux. More testing is getting the 48-hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test that will let you know if GERD or Acid Reflux is the problem. One person said she had her stool check and they found hookworms and took some meds and now her cough of years are now gone.
Now I know how people can drown on a drop of water. When it finally went down, I had a coughing fit so bad, well, let's just say I hope to never experience that again! The allergist I saw did say something about my throat being very reactive from so much coughing, so I guess that's why the choking. I do find some relief from using a throat spray with some kind of anesthetic in it, followed by lozenges with anesthetic, like benzocaine. Make sure it contains the anesthetic.
In case you are still following this thread, what was the answer to your problems? I hope you are feeling good now. I'm having similar problems, did a lot of tests (EEG, MRI, MRA, ECG, Holter, blood tests, etc) and don't have an answer after about 4 months. I'm looking for any direction that I can suggest to my doctors.
the weird thing is I never get them when i'm being active.. or even when I exercise. It's usually when I sit down alone, or am home alone, when others are around I don't tend to notice them as much. Not to mention I check my pulse constantly. I do drink caffeine such as coffee and sodas, chocolate..
He is doing the awful noise again every time he lies down. He is taking his time to lie down and when he puts most of his weight on the carpet that is when he groans. I'm going to take him to the vet tomorrow as I feel he is doing the groaning due to pain rather than a sigh of relief.
Vitamin C is used for all this connective tissue, the immune system, and the adrenal glands, whic also have to work major overtime when you have lyme. So it makes sense that we need heaps of it. If you do decide to increase your dose, make sure you buy BUFFERED or you'll almost certainly get diarrhoea.
Not when I am drinking water or eating, but just during normal swallowing. It doesn't click when my head is down or up, but it clicks when I am looking straight. If I put my fingers just above adams apple I can feel a click. Please help me to identify what it could be.
I've only been on ABX for about 4 weeks (2625 mg Amoxicillin and some azithromyacin + probenecid daily) and recently found out that my blood serum levels are nowhere near the level that LLMD expected, so she upped my dose to 3500mg Amox + others/day. All I know is that since starting the high doses, my jaw is bugging me a lot, and my knee gets serious twinges, but nothing outrageous.
I will try to behave myself a little better - wanted to sleep this weekend, but haven't had much luck - apparently the dog has a problem with that idea. Keeps pouncing in me when I lie down. Now he is an Irish Setter, so he has a built-in orange jumpsuit... something else for your sleuth-like mind to ponder! Heather - glad my near death-by-recliner experience made you laugh=) I can't remember if I told the story in my post re my weekend in the log cabin recently.
Do they go away by themselves or do you have to do something to feel better (such as sit down, lie down)? You said that you had EKG's...did you ever have a holter or event monitor on you to record your rhythm for a period of time instead of a quick EKG which will tell the doctor what is going on with your heart at that moment? I have arrythmias, specifically SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)...it took the doc years to finally listen to me.
It happens mostly when I lie down, esp after I wake up. I think this is maybe due to excess mucus or impaired cilia in the chest. But it could be some case of asthma too, I'm not sure, best is to see a specialist, ortry to figure it out by trying different things. I'm doing the latter as waiting time for apt with ENT specialist in UK is several months... apparently nasal irrigation plus increased consumption of tea with lemon might help, also inhaling.
Hi Amy, DVT (deep vessel thrombosis usually the legs)) can cause pain and may lead to complications such as pulmonary embolism. DVT happens when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. It most commonly happens in the deep veins of the lower leg and can spread up to the deep veins in the thigh. Rarely, it can develop in other deep veins, for example in the arm. It can dislodge from the vein and clog a major vessel in the heart, lungs or brain.
You do have do yuk it up and cough hard to get the junk out get right over the sink head down and you will have better luck coughing it out. I use the MucinexDM which helps calm the coughing at night. Good luck and give it a try.
Hi again, I am so sorry you are feeling so down,you have so much to put up with its not surprising. You are going to have these very 'down' days and all I can tell you to do is try to keep positive, nothing stays the same and who knows maybe tomorrow you will feel a bit better, I really hope so.Explain to your family how you feel about Family Day and if (and i hope not) that you are still in hospital cant they bring Family Day to you, if only for a short time?
, and some doctors will say you may need to stay on them the rest of your life, so you think you are doing the right thing until you have to increase your dose and you start wearing down. You some how think you will get over the side effects and get back to normal, like with any meds you take to get well, but at that point you are just kidding yourself and you become desperate to get out of the vicious circle and the wheels start flying off and you are in full blown addiction.
Several times a day I have a problem with gagging, but it has not yet led to vomiting. I have a problem with breathlessness when I lie down; needless to say, this interferes greatly with my sleep!! When I recover from each episode, I feel like I nearly died. I assume this is from aspirating. I keep a constant mucousy phlegm in my lungs and don't ever really clear them. Where does all that fluid come from and why?
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