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My greatest issue is constant coughing. How many of you experience this?

  1. Yeah, and it's difficult to gage as the cough will typically come without warning.

    1. Oh no! Sorry for just responding - a little late - but how are you doing today? Has your cough resolved or is it an everyday thing? Have you reached out to your physician? He may have other treatment options for you. Or they may evaluate you for additional diagnoses. Keep your treating physician in the loop. Wishing you better days ahead. Rebecca (Team member)

  2. My coughing is bad since April 2023. Started with seasonal allergies and triggered my asthma. First time really experiencing asthma. I have been on so many rounds of different antibiotics. I responded well to all of them until post completion of them. My allergist/immunologist and ENT doc are working closely together

    1. Oh wow, that's quite a chain of events to get you to where you are today. I'm so sorry that you have had to deal with all of this. I'm glad to hear that your allergist and ENT doctors are working together. Have they sorted out a treatment plan? Thanks for sharing. -Lauren (Team member)

  3. Hello, all my docs agree that my maintenance treatment of Rituxan is interfering with my immune system response to treatment. I have 6 months to go for that treatment but I decided today to stop it. I just can’t take the asthma flareups plus sinus madness. All of this is affecting my employment, bills, and of course quality of life. This weekend had really bad flare ups- first time having that experience plus have sinus infection which I guess may have triggered me.
    Thanks for listening.

    1. I'm really sorry to hear you are going through these troubling issues. It's good that your physicians are aware of the interaction between your current medication and your immune system response. How frustrating and overwhelming it must be. The stress these health issues cause on quality of life is a burden many find to be almost impossible to continually fight. Have flareups begun to ease? URIs certainly can affect asthma and breathing and the effectiveness of treatment. How are you today? Thoughtfully, Rebecca (team member)

  4. I have my main symptom of coughing. It varies in intensities at any given moment. It has been this way since I caught Covid 2 yrs ago. It is maddening and frustrating. But, I figured out myself that I had a post nasal drip. My throat clearing, then coughing fits gave it away. Since starting a nasal spray, coughing has calmed down to almost nothing. The coughing would, I don't know why, exacerbate my asthma. My lungs would be twitchy and flare-ups would follow. I am not saying you have this. Just wanted to give you hope that what's affecting you might be minor instead of major issues. I always look for the worse. This time it was simple.
    Sinus infections will trigger in me an asthma flare-up. Any virus affecting upper body will do that to me. Sending you some comforting vibes.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to share what has worked for you. I'm glad you were able to identify that you had post nasal drip! All the best, Lauren (team member)

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