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Old 05-29-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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My wife suffers from a chronic cough that medical specialists (an otoloaryngologist [ENT], gastroenterologist, and pulmonologist) can't seem to get a handle on. We've even gone to Vanderbilt and found nothing but more frustration.

Has anyone in the Huntsville area found successful treatment for chronic cough?
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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Does she have these symptoms: CDC-MERS-Frequently Asked Questions

Scary!
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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No, this is a cough she has had for about 8 years.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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Since you have tried going the Dr route, you might look into essential oils. I know a BUNCH of people that are using them with excellent results. One of my clients has been using these for two years and they have had excellent results for a wide spectrum of health issues.

Balsam Fir oil is used to help with respiratory/chronic cough.

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Some think its kooky, but I will tell you I am a believer in their Thieves oil. That stuff seriously knocks out crud with a quickness with one little drop.

Something you might try, since you seem to have exhausted all options. Nothing to lose.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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Neurologist. Maybe a nerve is misfiring.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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A good friend of mine had a chronic cough like that. She went to doctors for ages and took all kinds of medicine for it with no real relief. After about 5 years she had surgery for a bulging disk in her neck and immediately afterwards the coughing stopped. The surgeon told her it might have been the problem disk affecting a nerve that created the cough.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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A good friend of mine had a chronic cough like that. She went to doctors for ages and took all kinds of medicine for it with no real relief. After about 5 years she had surgery for a bulging disk in her neck and immediately afterwards the coughing stopped. The surgeon told her it might have been the problem disk affecting a nerve that created the cough.
Thanks. Who knows--this could be the issue. Something is not right and no doctor in Huntsville (or at Vanderbilt) seem to know how to get to the bottom of it.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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Good luck to your wife. I hope she gets some relief soon!
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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The neck thing could be spot on. I had dizziness & vertigo for almost 2 yrs. It had started suddenly. I had been to doc, ent, neuro, mri's, pet scans and all sorts of tests. None could figure it out (although I would venture to say that the neurologist didn't even really seem to try. If ans doesn't pop up on one of their computer programs they say "I don't know" and walk away). $$$ChaCHING. Mentioned it to my chiropractor (I have an excellent one) and he suggested it was from my neck (which was giving me 0 problems) and asked to do an xray. As it happened I had 3 rotated discs in my neck. So I reluctantly let him manipulate my neck.. within 3 days all dizziness/vertigo was gone. Haven't had it since and that was about 8 yrs ago. He always does my neck when I have my reg appts.
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