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Persistent cough???

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Merlin Thu 20-Jan-05 18:05:39

Anyone else had this whilst pregnant? It kicked off around 12 weeks - been checked out by my GP a couple of times and my chest is clear. But here I am now at 28/29 weeks and still coughing for England. It is so annoying, seems to get worse when I start talking so Dh has suggested that I keep quiet!!!!! Funnily enough I had it as well with DS, but I put that down to dust from building works in our house at the time.

bundle Thu 20-Jan-05 18:15:02

merlin, an incredibly common cause of chronic cough is acid reflux (which obviously a lot of women get when pg). here's a webpage from one of the UK's top cough people about that & other causes too.

Merlin Thu 20-Jan-05 18:29:14

Bundle - thanks for the link - it's very interesting and sounds just like me! Especially the bit about talking on the telephone aggravating the cough. Guess I shall just have to soldier on til baby is born and hopefully it will disappear.

bundle Thu 20-Jan-05 18:31:47

you can take gaviscon etc during pg - talk to your gp about it, to see if s/he thinks that might be the issue

Merlin Thu 20-Jan-05 18:36:02

my gp's comment before was "oh it must just be something particular that happens to you in pregnance" !!!! DH suggested printing out the article and showing him!!!! Am getting a bit of heartburn now and again so a bit of Gaviscon might kill 2 birds .... PS. On a completely different subject I've just realised looking at this thread that the names are of my 2 lovely cats I had years ago and sadly had to give them away - my little Bundle and Merlin!!! (Sorry pregnancy hormones kicking in now...)

bundle Thu 20-Jan-05 19:00:24

gp sounds a bit out of date. do you mean your cats were called bundle & merlin??!!

Merlin Thu 20-Jan-05 19:14:58

yes, cats were called Bundle and Merlin!!!

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