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.
I have just read your article about post nasal drip. I have had a cold for 3 weeks and the doctor put me on antibioltics which has not helped. I have noticed on the days I stick to a proper diet I am o.k. but when I eat things like chocolate, bread, biscuits I get acid reflux and the post nasal drip.
My doctor didn't seem interested.
I too have had a caugh for like 3 weeks now.. and im starting to worry... but never any fever or any body aches... just that post nasal drip , at times constantly having to clear my throat ... but other times Im fine , I feel sometimes like I can't catch my breath.. like asthma ( but I don't have asthma). I recenlty got laid off and so no Insurance that is why Im waiting to see if it just passes.... I recently applied for that unitedhealthone insurance $97.00 a month .. I figured its better than having to pay full specialist visits... but will be going to see an ENT as soon as approved for it.