I have a persistent cough that has been hanging around for a month. I don't have pertusis or asthma(already have been checked). My cough is so bad almost every time I cough I loose my cookies. Please help- the doc says its just a bad virus any pointers to help get rid of it?
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replied April 7th, 2005
Persistent Cough
Have you found anything more about your cough? I have three members of my family and several friends that have a very bad, very persistent cough. One has had it since a brief bout of flu-like symptoms in nov., one since december, and two since january. The runny nose and other symptoms disappeared within two weeks, but they've been left with a persistent cough that they say is like no other cough they've ever experienced. At onset, my husband actually passed out once or twice from it.

They are still coughing up mucus and it's been months and no one seems to know what it is. Are you getting any help with yours and does it sound like the same thing? Anyone else?
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replied January 24th, 2006
Hi I also have had a persistent cough for about 7 week's. I have had a course of amoxycillan to no avail and had a chest x-ray that came back clear.

The cough gets so bad at times it makes me vomit and I get a pain in my right side. My doctor has refered me to a chest specialist as he has no idea what is wrong with me.

I was hoping somebody might be able to tell me what can help me boost my immune system so I can fight it as I can't shake it off?
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replied January 24th, 2006
Persistent Cough
Hello! I'm sorry to hear about your cough. If everything is ruled out until the doctor's tell you that it is "just a virus" then I don't have good news for you. My otherwise perfectly healthy 18-year-old took four months to get over this evil, vicious cough with the same symptoms you describe. My healthy 3-year-old took five months, but not before finally developing pneumonia which immediately made the cough worse, to the point where I insisted on a chest xray (since the doctor had already determined this was only viral he wasn't concerned when the cough worsened) and we gave her one more dose of antibiotics for the pneumonia which finally cleared up everything! My husband, the smoker, took all of six months before his cough cleared up. I have not been back in touch with the people outside of my family who had this same coughing virus, so I don't know when theirs cleared up, but they had been in that four-month range the last time I spoke with them. Good luck and I hope yours is something treatable. The only good thing I can offer about the virus is that it (as all viruses do) eventually clears up and goes away.
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replied January 24th, 2006
Hi and thanks for your reply elvalena.

I am a non smoker and this thing is doing my head in. I can't help but feel it is more than a virus. I can't walk 20 yards without shortness of breath and I am not asthmatic.
It is affecting my sleep my appettite and just getting me down. I suppose I will just have to wait to see the specialist for them not to be able to find anything :(

thanks again for your response ;)
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replied October 5th, 2007
Persistent Cough
my wife, myself & our 13 month old son have all had it - plus a few friends, none of us has completely shaken it off after about 10 weeks. The little one had pertussis - like whooping, but we had no joy with the doctors, & went to a homeopath who managed to dramatically reduce his coughing fits in 6 days. . . We live just outside london in herts, I'm wondering if this is an international thing, or mainly UK wide?
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replied December 29th, 2007
Persistent Cough
I get a persistent cough virtually every time I get the flu. My doctor gives me Tylenol 3. He has me take half a tablet and crush it into a fine powder, mix it with water, and then gargle with it. I usually do this for several days to a week and the cough clears up completely. This procedure seems to keep your throat 'quiet' long enough for it to heal. I actually went to the dentist during a bout with the cough, and the Tylenol 3 kept my throat calm through the whole procedure!
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replied January 23rd, 2009
Viral cough
I have had this awful cough for 6 weeks now and there seems no end to it!
I have been taking PAVACOL-D, an over the counter linctus which helps stop the cough considerably.
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replied March 10th, 2009
persistent cough
I have had a persistent cough that has gone on for more than 12 months, I get shortness of breath and just recently now I get a few pains in my chest. I have been to doctors had lung x-ray, and Electric Cardio thingy to check my heart is ok. I still have not found anyone that can help. Sometimes now I even get a bit of anxiety to go with it.
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replied May 1st, 2009
Persistent Cough
I can offer some advise to all of you with this persistent cough that can turn to pneumonia
It will not respond to antibiotics because it is a virus, research shows it is a mycoplasma, and maybe man made in a Lab!
Much research work done by Dr Len Horowitz, look him up. The cough is horrible and can make you feel like you may vomit. It can also infect the sinuses and make life a misery for months. I started to see it appear on September 07 among clients, friends, and myself.

What do work to kill it off is Olive leaf extract capsules. 2 (1000 mg) taken 3 times a day until all symptoms are gone (10 days approx) safe, effective, No harm to the body.
It has also been effecting people in the states for a long time, Many think it is in the Chemtrails, just look up you tube, chemtrails-coughing.
Hope you find this useful
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replied March 4th, 2010
So, it's March 2010. I've been having this cough for the past week. Over-the-counter medicine is not helping. I bought chloraseptic sprays and cough suppressants, but nothing seems to work. Yes, this seems like no other cough. I don't have any cold symptoms, fever, or anything else. But this cough is so bad that I can't even go to school or out in public because I can't stop coughing. I have to watch what I eat and when it gets cold, it gets really bad. I'm trying to take allergy medicine before bed & cough syrup. Like I said earlier, I just can't find any remedies to stop this cough. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
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replied April 22nd, 2011
This might not be what your hoping for but I was always getting whatever came around.
With the advice from a friend I did a detox with fruit vegetables and a light heathly dinner
For a month. I liked the way I felt and had more energy so I kept the fruit and veg and raw nuts as a steady part of my diet and I feel like superman it really has made a difference.
I also started juicing like celery, beet root and carrots and Ginger, broccoli and carrots Ginger and a apple I know but it's not that bad and I believe the only way to not live a sickly
Life is don't give the virus a chance to develop like crazy radicals in your body. The only cure to control radical cells is veg and fruit. Well take it for what it's worth I know I am very grateful to my friend who was a cancer survivor and now with his heathy natural diet and a impressive work out schedule he is a force to be reckoned with. Just food for thought.
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replied March 10th, 2010
Cough And Smokers
I had this cough six years ago and never diagnosed lasted nine months and finally they gave me robitussin with codeine with two doses cough disappeared, but returned two months ago and finally gave me a round of predisone and mostly has disappeared. All I know six years ago left my lungs really damaged and asthma out of control and they think it was pertusis but not sure. This time only difference no coughin durig the day every time I tried to talk like last time. I had doctors telling me to stop smoking funny thing never have and never will but all the assholes that smoke need to go to prison for the rest of their life since the doctors blame my lung problems on smokers.
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replied April 4th, 2010
Persistant Cough a Virus
Have been suffering with persistent chest cough for a week, and it''s not going away. Other symptoms are dizziness and weakness. Just ordered Olba''s cough syrup and drops. They are so much more effective than prescription cough remedies and they are all natural! Hope to try the Olive Leaf Extract and may order Nature''s Sunshine VSC, a Chinese herbal anti-viral. Hope to get relief soon, but am hearing that the virus lasts at least 3 weeks. Is this a seasonal virus? Is it connected with allergies?
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replied April 4th, 2010
DARN COUGH SMOKERS ARE THE CAUSE
My cough has gone away almost but still acts up once or twic a week. Still have alot of shortness of breath especailly after eating like Friday I came out of the restuaruant wanted to walk about three blocks to a store and barely made it block and had to stop. Yes I have asthma but never been this bad just when I fight a cough like this. Those darn smokers cause it all they make us all sick they don''t deerve to breath. My doctors have said only reason I have problems is those smokers. DIE SMOKERS DIE.
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replied April 8th, 2010
Coughing for 6 months
My husband and I have had the virus since November. I coughed so much and so hard that I thought I broke a rib and went to ER. Also had fever and chills, some congestion but not bad. They said I had bacterial pneumonia, gave me all kinds of inhalers, antibiotics, etc. which did nothing. My son and grandkids both had it, and lots of other people I know. Here it is April and I am still mucusy in my throat mostly (post nasal drip) and my husband is still getting better from his cough. He also has shortness of breath still, which I got over quickly after the pneumonia cleared up. But my cough has just almost gone away, so it does last up to 6 months depending on your immune system I am guessing. I took vitamins and echinacea off and on, which, who knows if that helped? I am checking out that mycoplasma/chemtrails lead because I suspect it is some nasty biological warfare crap that some bad person is spreading. Everyone seems to have it, it is unlike anything they have ever experienced, and the doctors are all unbelievably oblivious to it!!
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replied April 10th, 2010
I am on week 6 of this awful cough, short of breath, torn a mucle in my chest Virus. I am on no drugs except 2 pumps a blue and a brown, I am not asthematic or smoke, the doc has told me another couple of weeks and I should be ok but I''m not so sure as today seems to be a bad day. I can feel fluid on my chest the past few days and both coughing and breating is bad, maybe after reading above I now have phenomia? will get back in to doc on Mon. I have my hen night in 2 weeks time and get married in 6 weeks, fingers crossed because I can''t stand much more of this, I am miserable! Sounds like some kind of nasty bug a lot of people are ignoring just as bad as swine flu if not worse.
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replied May 13th, 2010
Persistent Cough
I'm in Cleveland, Ohio. I too have had this nasty, persistent cough for 2 months now, with wheezing at times. Before this, I was perfectly healthy. Initially, I was given a round of Biaxin (10 days), and told I have chronic bronchitis. When I first got the cough, it was preceded by high fever, fatigue, cold sweats, etc (flu like symptoms) for 3 to 4 days. The symptoms went away, but this cough has persisted. And all the doctor can tell me is that I probably have allergies. He told me to take Claritin-D and prescribed an inhaler. This is beyond frustrating, to say the least!
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replied May 13th, 2010
Persistent Cough
I'm in Cleveland, Ohio. I too have had this nasty, persistent cough for 2 months now, with wheezing at times. Before this, I was perfectly healthy. Initially, I was given a round of Biaxin (10 days), and told I have chronic bronchitis. When I first got the cough, it was preceded by high fever, fatigue, cold sweats, etc (flu like symptoms) for 3 to 4 days. The symptoms went away, but this cough has persisted. And all the doctor can tell me is that I probably have allergies. He told me to take Claritin-D and prescribed an inhaler. This is beyond frustrating, to say the least!
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replied June 15th, 2010
Hello, Im from Savannah,Ga and my husband has this cough thats going on two weeks and no cough meds. will help what do you advise
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replied June 18th, 2010
My 2yr old son has had this persistent cough, so bad he cannot sleep. He has a runny nose. He coughs so hard that he vomits. We have went to the doctors, they gave him ammoxocillian antiboitics, which did not help. They prescribed the inhaler bong mask that I have not yet filled the prescription. I am seriously thinking it has something to do with the chemtrails we are sprayed on daily. If you dont know what im talking about look up in the sky. I have found a Garlic Elixir Recipe:

1c organic cider vinegar
1c organic raw honey
8-12 large cloves garlic, peeled

Plop above three ingredients into blender and liquefy. Pour into glass jar or two; cover with lids. Let age 5 days in fridge. Take 1Tbs daily in juice or water.

I will post to see if this works
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