On examination of my flu type symptoms over the years I have noticed that I get the usual body aches, light fever, sore throat but on most occasions the coughing is terrible. Nothing seemed to help. I have every possible cough mixture but very little relief. I went to the doctor yesterday because I had flu type sysptoms with terrible coughing in the past 2 months. After examining me he basically told me that he ws going to treat me for acid reflux. Can acid reflux be the real cause of my distress? How long do I have to be on medication? He explained that intermittent treatment may not be enough. I don't think I have a bad cse of acid reflux but I really am in disbelief.