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Cough that will not go away!!

(4 Posts)
Notcontent Tue 14-May-13 21:16:02

I started coughing about 4 weeks ago and am staring to get worried...
I started coughing up yellow mucus and now it's clear (sorry, TMI) so I think I am getting better, but still coughing...
Assume it's just viral bronchitis that's taking a while to clear.
Anyone had similar?
I am a healthy, non-smoking 40 year old so assume it's not lung cancer!!!

zipzap Tue 14-May-13 21:59:52

No help sorry - came on here looking for advice too. Always have a permanent cough that I can't shift. Sometimes it's much worse. Never been able to get rid of it properly unfortunately.

When I was 21 a doc sent me for a lung xray which came back asking if I'd been exposed to tb as they could see something but it wasn't tb. Turned out that the doc was a groper so I switched to a different surgery. Occasionally ask if I'm at a doc for something else and its particularly bad (as an ongoing cough as opposed to when ive got a different cough that is making me ill) but nobody ever thinks it is worth worrying about, despite the fact it is annoying.

So hopefully you'll be given some useful help -- that I can learn from too-- !

Hope you're feeling better soon.

happyherdwick Tue 14-May-13 22:16:28

Hi Not! My whole family had similar about 2 months ago-it was difficult to breathe and the cough went on and on.We were just starting to give up hope at about the 5 week mark, when it slowly started to go.Lots of our friends had similar and it just seemed to be a very long lived virus.Also not a smoker but it is really only in the last week I have felt properly better...was also very tired for the duration-it would get to 4pm and I would feel ready for bed! Hope you feel much better very soon!

Notcontent Tue 14-May-13 22:31:24

Zipzap - maybe try to see a different doctor?
Thanks happy! That's very reassuring.

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