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Has anyone had a persistent cough that’s turned out to be nothing serious?
Been coughing for what feels like forever and can’t get a gp appointment until next week. My mum scared me on the phone telling me this could be serious. I’m a young, non smoker. Should I be worried? Or could this just be a cough that’s taking a while to shift?
Yes me! Everytime I get a cold I seem to have a cough that lingers for weeks. The gp said to me that if the cough has come from nowhere and it's a cough on its own get it checked. If you have a cold and a cough together it's more likely to be a left over from the virus.
Yes! A year of non stop coughing, loads of antibiotics, chest xrays etc. Turns out it was acid indigestion irritating my oesophagus and was fixed with omeprazole. I rarely get any other symptoms. Just the cough!
Yes, the winter before last, went on for a few months. Did see the gp, who did loads of testing including a lung X-ray. Nothing came up as untoward, and it eventually went. I think I'm just prone to coughs, tend to have a lengthy one in the winter at some stage.
My long term cough was down to Citalapram. If you are on any medication, it might be worth looking at the side effects listed on the leaflet. It took mNy trips to the docs, chest X-ray and horrendous anxiety before it was thought to look at my meds as the cause. The anxiety is still there, and I had to stop my mess but the cough isn't though 😀