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09/06/2011 07:35 AM

Coughing & Lupus(page 2)

afmom
 
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So if the prednisone and albuterol with keep you alive the longest why the heck do you squirrel away from them??? That doesn't make sense to me my dear....

Susan

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09/06/2011 11:06 AM
82nd
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In case I can't get it - for what ever reason. squirrel away doesn't mean I don't use it - it means I get as much as I can and sit on what I can - in case there somes a time I'm unable to get it - out of work, economic collapse, and so on. Smile

Susan, Susan Susan - you really must think ahead. LOL!

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09/06/2011 12:14 PM
afmom
 
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Now Ray you know my brain doesn't always work that way....can you say duh!!!!....My brain feels just a bit mushy today...I even forgot it was Tuesday and missed my Rheumy appt...Really not such a great day...LOL

09/06/2011 09:52 PM
zizzcat
 
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I have had a dry cough for years and the only thing that works for me is drinking lots of liquids. I always carry something to drink with me. If I don't, I brake up into very embarassing coughing fits. When I am in groups of people in enclosed environments, the stuffiness can really get to me. I have asthma, and will use my inhaler but even that is not enough. As silly as it sounds, a friend of mine gave me a Halls Menthol Liptus during one of my coughing fits, and it worked1 I usually carry some with me. I may never know exactly what causes this but the things I mentioned help me.

Hope


09/07/2011 05:25 AM
hawakeita
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So, I've been following this thread, and interestingly enough, yesterday I had this annoying dry cough, for the first time. We'll see what today brings.

05/10/2013 08:45 PM
LilPsMama
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I've had a ton of different symptoms, ranging from a chronic productive cough, (a little more at night,) to fevers (low grade to 102) + low temps, problems with joints, numbness, swelling, and pain, heart problems, tiredness, dizziness, memory loss, etc. for about over a year now.

I was just diagnosed yesterday, finally, with lyme disease (after pushing through many doctors who wrote it off as something like asthma or viral infections). I had really no idea this was what I possibly had. I had no typical symptoms (rash, neck pain) you'd think of when you hear "lyme disease."

If you have symptoms like this you should deff.'ly get tested. I hope this helps!! Smile


05/13/2013 12:26 AM
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How interesting that this post comes up again. I had chronic bronchitis and coughing from November 2012 to February 2013. I see that I posted in September 2011 - I remember that year also. the cough must have started in September and I ended up with Pneumonia by Jan 2012. I also got the laryngitis that Eva spoke about. Once they upped my Prednisone to clear out the lungs, the voice just went away. A trip to an ENT showed that my vocal chords don't close properly and I was immediately referred to a speech therapist. the voice came back oddly enough right after my appointment with the ENT, but it is something that I am definitely watching closely.
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