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Cough plus Green Phlegm....

Ive had a bad cough for ONE Month with unending Green Phlegm.....Been on 2 courses of oral Antibiotics....steroids and Inhalers....Nothing has helped...Any Advice Plz.....

tags: Help!!!

edited, originally posted 11 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I agree 110% an infection is something you fool around with .....It can literally be life and death. Like BarbaraDouglass I to have wound up on life support because I… read more

posted 11 months ago

Should I be concern, he & the dr don't seem to be worried

My husband has coughing sessions where his face puffs up he looses his talking,hands shake & is not coherant. This lasts 30-40 seconds. I call his name and he gives me the thumbs up sign when he comes out of it. What should I be doing to help him

tags: coughing

posted over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Leaning forward actually does help. An anti-anxiety medication helps too - when you get short of breathe you get anxious, and the more anxious you get the more short… read more

posted over 1 year ago

I have been on steroids and helped for the four days but as soon as I stopped them, cough was back. Any one any advice?

tags: chronic cough

posted about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I was on 63 prednisone plus 3 rounds of antibotics since christmas eve. I think the bronchitis is finally gone.

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago

Coughing only at night

I have moderate COPD but I only tend to cough real bad when I lay down at night unless I really over exert myself that is anything to help me not cough so bad at night?

tags: night cough

posted over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I used to use peppermint candy before I quit smoking to stop my coughing. It worked. At the time I could only sleep on my left side.. Now I can sleep any way I want… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Is my diagnosis wrong?

I am really not sure if I have COPD as my spirometry tests have always been in the 'normal' range. However, I have a persistent and often incapacitating morning cough with a łot of clear mucous. As I was a heavy smoker for 15 years (up to 30 a day) I feel I could be a prime candidate or COPD, even though I gave up 30 years ago.. Two years ago, after a methacholine challenge test, my symptoms were diagnosed as being due to late onset asthma and following treatment with symbacort and… read more

tags: Morning cough

posted about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Sherry, If you are not comfortable with what your doctors are telling you then get a 3rd opinion from one that is not a colleague. If you are going downhill that fast… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Does anyone know any tricks to getting medical help?

I was diagnosed with Cervical cancer and given Medicaid for six months. Two conilizations and a hysterectomy later, I was found to have lymphoma in my stomach. I have been given 2 years of chemo and been in remission 1 year. I have not had any medical help through the whole time. I developed pneumonia in 2014. After dismissal from hospital, I was referred to a pulmonologist. I have no job. No one will hire me with the cancer and COPD. No one will accept me and… read more

tags: Medical help

posted 7 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Check with local state social services. They'll help you figure out what you're eligible for. You can't be denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions;… read more

posted 7 months ago

mucus

Does anyone in the UK know if there is any medication you can get to help get mucus up ? and do we constantly have mucus ? as sometimes i feel like i haven't got any but been told it's always there and we need to get it up

tags: cough up mucus

posted 7 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Mucolytic tablets or capsules
Mucolytics, such as carbocisteine, make the mucus and phlegm in your throat thinner and easier to cough up. They are particularly… read more

posted 6 months ago

pneumonia without a cough.

I have had pneumonia before, both walking pneumonia an bacterial. I coughed a lot every time. Today I went to the Dr with chest pain and sob. I feel like I am sweating but there is no sweat.
I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia.
Have anyone had pneumonia within having a cough? Seems pretty odd to me.
Any input will be appreciated.

posted 10 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I just spent 8 days in the hospital.Had some kind of flu and pneumonia.No cough either.Just started running a fever,could not breathe right.Terrible situation!

posted 9 months ago

I've had COPD for 3yrs but I don't bring phlegm up. I have a barking chesty cough ,is this still classed as copd

I have copd but don't hove phlegm, mine I'd a barking cough and very tiered, and short of breath .I'm always getting infections, the last one lasted 8 weeks .Is this normal with Copd thanks x

posted about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Do you take any kind of decongestant? I take Mucinex generic every morning which brings up the phlegm. you might try that......

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago

Coughing

I've had a bad coughing spell is this part of copd? also I just remembered that I had double bronchial phemonia as a child , will this make my copd worse

tags: coughing

posted over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I get coughing bouts when I do I find sucking a strepsil throat sweet does the trick for me I always have them in my bag hope you having a good day @ Dorothy evans UK

posted over 1 year ago
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