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    Will I always have this cough?

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      GregP_WN

      @Dianem, I am dealing with that exact thing right now. I have problems in my throat from surgery and radiation and I have a hair-trigger gag reflex. So every little drop of drainage that goes down makes me cough, gag, sometimes vomiting, and sometimes cough so much I lose my breath and pass out. It's just one more gift that cancer keeps giving us. I have a spot on the side of my throat that I can feel when something hits it, that spot makes me go through this routine. I've asked my doctor about it and they say there is nothing there.

      3 months ago
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      Paperpusher

      This is interesting. My hubby does this sneeze/cough combo everyday when he starts eating dinner. He doesn't eat breakfast or lunch. This comes in multiples and he's afraid that he's going to get choked. He teases that that's what's going to kill him. Death by sneeze/coughing.@ Greg.. He also has a little tickle spot on the right side of his throat left over from radiation.

      3 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I had a friend who had NSCLC who developed a cough she couldn't get rid of. She and her doctor tried everything but the cough didn't go away. We went to Israel together in January. The cough was on her last nerve and kept her from having fun. She loved to travel, but concluded she wouldn't do any more of it until a solution to the cough was discovered.

      To me, the cough didn't seem all that bad, but it totally took her quality of life. She was scheduled to go to Mayo Clinic (I think) to see if they could come up with a solution. Unfortunately, her cancer began growing with a vengeance and she passed away before she could go.

      I hope they come up with a solution for your cough.

      3 months ago
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