How long should a chest cold last

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Avatar_n_tn Dr. James A. Koufman, MD (a voice specialist ENT/Ear, nose & throat doc) wrote medical journal articles about how a cold (or other virus infections) can have the virus spread to the vagus nerve (or branches of the vagus nerve), and this can cause a person to first get GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease). Coughing can be caused by many, many things. One major cause of coughing is GERD. Spicy food, milk, and soy milk can also aggravate GERD, leading to more coughing.
Avatar_n_tn I been coughing a lot. My right side gets to hurting and my head from coughing so much. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> night my middle back started hurting between my shoulder blades. I have no appetite and I am very tired. My throat at times gets a heavy feeling in it.
Avatar_n_tn I would think of throwing myself out the window... a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> drop. This was a continual focus. I would throw myself into bed to control such thoughts. I finally had to do what I did not want to do.... go to a hospital. I was scared to death. They were not sure what to do with me. I was off the oxycodone now for about 2 months but had bad shakes and depression. They just gave me zoloft while I was with other people taking all kinds of drugs. I stayed for 1 week. But I had one major complaint...
3119293_tn?1342054132 First, can someone point to a reliable web site where they list the symptoms? Second, h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> I can expect this general lousy feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span>? And <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span>, h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> will it take to get back to a feeling where I want to do more than just lay around all day? Thank you all in advance for answering my questions.
Avatar_m_tn I am feeling kind of sad and depressed and having a hard time dealing with all of this and the kids. Is that normal? Did any of you experience depression? H<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> did it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span>? Thanks again, like I said, it is nice to know someone cares!
Avatar_n_tn SINCE THE BACK PAIN IS THE VERY WORST PART OF MY LIFE AND DRIVING ME TO USE NARCS, advil and nsaid's don't work for me...................IS THIS A SYMPTOM AND H<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> WILL IT TAKE TO GO AWAY??? i'VE HAD IT Now FOR 14 DAYS AND TAKE 1-3 nORCO A DAY WITH A PLANNED TAPER TO 1 NORCO A DAY THEN NONE. I AM SO SCARED ABOUT THE WD'S with the back pain. THE BRAIN **** AND BACK PAIN WHICH I CAN'T HANDLE. I RUN A 20 MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY AND HAVE 2 YOUNG KIDS. I DON'T WANT TO BE ON NARC MY WHOLE LIFE.
Avatar_n_tn H<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> until I start to feel better? I am off of work for a week (I planned this to coincide with my vacation). I would have gone into a detox or something but I have no one to take care of my house, etc.
Avatar_f_tn By tomorrow or the next day you should really try some mild exercise.. it helps a LOT with the depression. Take a walk around the block. Go slow if you have to.. but it will help at the very least take your mind off how miserable you are.. tomorrow will come and you will be one day closer.
Avatar_m_tn Did you start your new job? Hope everything went ok.
Avatar_m_tn ihave been taking nurofen plus for a few years now, tomorrow will be my 5th day without any substance at all. i would like to know h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> i can expect the withdrawal to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span>,this is the longest i have been off them, this is also my first atemptand i will make sure it is the last, i take ( sorry took) 24-36 tablet in 1 go, and between 50-60 per day. does it make a difference if i took them all at once or over a period of the day, could my body obsorb that amount.
996946_tn?1449411700 No I just have atrial ectopics and sinus tachy. It <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> a few seconds at a time. I was worried about the scarey stuff like v tach but I don't have pvcs, not had 1 caught on any off my tests , just atrial ectopics so I guess that's a good thing!!
Avatar_m_tn I also still have a dry cough but no other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span> or respiratory-type illness symptoms. Should I ask to see a cardiologist? Thank you.
Avatar_f_tn I want to quit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span> turkey. I went to walgreens and purchased a sleep aide. Can anyone tell me h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> this will last? I took my last vicodin yesterday at 12 p.m.. I started taking lexapro on Monday and the side effects of the lexapro scared me enough to not take any of the vicodin yesterday. Please help. I am in the alone. Well with my BF, but my family does not can not know. I have a husband and 3 children, work full-time and go to school. I got a lot on my plate.
Avatar_n_tn 5 mg in the morning and at night i dont want to take these anymore so i decided to go cold turkey here i am on day two and i feel like crap no vomiting but i am nausus i get lightheaded i should have never started taking these i hate it sometimes im not sure if it is withdrawls or if it is actually anxiety ive delt with anxiety my whole life and never took pills and the stories i am reading are scaring me even more does any one know how long these symptoms last hopefully no more than a week caus
Avatar_n_tn My last large dose of Percosets and Fioricets were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> Monday and here it is a week - I won't say already because it has been a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> week. I had a migraine pretty much the entire time and have been miserable, but I just used my Imitrex. I started to ween myself off the narcotics by dropping down to two 5mg tabs per day just of the Percosets, I stopped the Fiorinal right away. Then on the third day I went without anything and surprisingly didn't feel that bad. The next day was harder though.
Avatar_n_tn I will not go to the Clinic or anything like that. My question is h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> will my withdrawals <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span>? 10mg for 7 months and 3-7 a day? I had one day of withdrawal the day before yesterday and it was UNBEARABLE. I sweat the bed wet constantly sweat my clothes, dirreah, extreme anxiety and my heart feels like it is going a million miles an hour. I would rather have the flu, the stomach bug and swine flu all at once rather then go through this and I am SO serious about that.
505321_tn?1212082240 I have been on and off a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> time I did the WD and cold turkey thing was 2005 then like I said I broke my neck. This has been really since like the fall I guess. Yes, my boy friend would dole them out for me, but I don't know if I can find another doc to write another script, I have about tapped out all of them in the area.
1677545_tn?1304797722 I been on Vic 10/325 for about 5 years following 3 ankle surgeries. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> surgery was in 2010. I started by taking a couple a day, ending in 5-7 per day. I know to some that may not seem like a lot but it was more than I was suppose to take and found that I was running out before I could fill again. Total panic would set in! My ankle replacement doesn't always hurt now but I still had to take the pills or I feel horrible and couldn't get through my day. This is my 4th day completely clean.
1554262_tn?1374243601 It's been almost a year now and I went several months without any problems. I did get quite a few the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> couple of months but the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span> water always does the trick. In fact, I've had this so long now that I can calmly deal with the pain (less panic) and just seek out water as quick as I can. The only issue I had was getting an attack on the road and having to wait in line at a food/gas stop to buy a bottled took forever and I thought I was going to pass out!
Avatar_dr_m_tn Every time you get a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span>, notice h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> it usually starts in the throat with a tickle, a scratch, or a slight cough. It then progresses into chest congestion or travels up into the ears and the sinuses. You’ll have a low grade fever, mild chills, and a runny nose. Even if you start out with a runny nose, eventually, you’ll have throat symptoms later on. Sounds like a classic cold, right?
Avatar_n_tn I eat very healthy for an American of my age. I take a multi vitamin every day and exercise regularly. I saw a doctor about it a year ago. He told me it was a fungal infection and to wash with Selsun Blue. I've been doing that for over a year now and it is not getting better. Actually it seems to have getting bigger in the last year. I don't have health insurance so it's hard for me to go to a dr. or specialist to resolve the problem.
Avatar_f_tn I've been getting sick with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span> just about once a month for the past 6 months. My doctor told me it's because my asthma and allergies are not under control. I was on Advair for a few months, and they switched me to Asmanex because I was still getting frequent coughs. I'm on Zyrtec for allergies. I haven't been to an allergist yet to see what I'm allergic to (have an appointment coming up).
Avatar_n_tn I figured I'd better kick this habit before it gets a hold of me anymore. I'm on day two from quitting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span> turkey and was wondering h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> it will take to get a full night of sleep. These night sweats and sleepless nights are killing me. Any advice, besides exercise to help sleep at night.
Avatar_n_tn I too, have been sick for 2 months....<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span>, flu, head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span>, strep throat, head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span>, all the while with severe fatigue and achieness. It's been contstant and I and my family are exhausted. I had bloodwork done today and we are checking for anything that might be amiss.
Avatar_n_tn for any CII script filled, so the most you could fill at one time was 100 tablets, capsules, patches, etc., but no restriction on h<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ow</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> that had to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>last</span> - you could fill one every day if the situation required it. The question of upper dose is nearly always up to the judgement of the prescriber. There are often administrative limits by insurance or whoever is paying (e.g., Medicare), though those most often are aimed at controlling costs more than they are concerned with therapeutic value.
Avatar_n_tn The sure-fire way I know that I'm getting a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span> (as opposed to just allergies), is that in the early days of having a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cold</span>, I get these persistent, painful hiccups that are really hard to stop with the usual methods. It's a clinically undocumented anomaly, apparently, that some of us get hiccups when we have a cold. Go figure!
Avatar_m_tn In case anyone else has this problem, I want my experience to be available to them. There was very little to read on the DURATION of initial phenobarbital side effects on the web, and I was very frightened by what I saw. So, here's what happened with my dog. The side effects (which were severe) lasted approximately three weeks. It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer.