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Wednesday, May 05, 2010 trollmom23, Community Member, asks

Q: coughing

can RA cause a chronic cough/dx with ra about 6 yrs ago , have had this cough for about 5 yrs had xrays all clear had tb tests all neg. asthma inhalers dont help , protonix doesnt help /

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
5/ 7/10 12:56pm

As far as I know, it shouldn't, but having a chronic illness can make a lot of things go haywire in your system, so dispute have heard of it before doesn't mean that it's not possible. I'm assuming you've seen the appropriate specialists? Does anyone have any suggestions what's going on? As Ronie, I would recommend allergy testing if you haven't done that already and perhaps consulting a licensed naturopathic doctor - instead of the Western/allopathic medicine that you're already involved with, but to supplement. As well, even if you have tried allergy testing and seeing the appropriate specialist, maybe try again with someone else - sometimes, a different doctor with different experiences may see something the others haven't. If you can, find somebody attached to a teaching hospital, as they tend to be better at thinking outside the box.

 

Good luck! Please let us know how things go?

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ronie, Community Member
5/ 6/10 8:41pm

RA can cause all kinds of stuff as your immune system does not discriminate on where to attack you body.  However, have you had any allergy tests done.  Could be that you are allergic to one of you meds?  5 yrs is a long time to have a persistant cough with no reason given by a doctor.  Give them a good wake up slap like I am about to do with mine next week. 

 

 

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
5/ 7/10 12:59pm

Sorry - I clicked too fast. If you do choose to consult a naturopathic doctor, make sure you choose somebody was properly licensed. The American College of naturopathic medicine can help you find a legitimate practitioner

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