A forum for people who suffer from chronic or persistent coughs to share ideas... these don't have any sort of official approval so you try any of them out at your own risk. I've consigned some of the more unusual ones I received to the Oddities bin on the left. I've also listed very simple remedies separately. If you're a sufferer, good luck, and please report back by commenting on the particular posting if you find success. Or just comment to the most recent posting and I will pick it up.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

From Dave L.

I have been having treatment and investigations for a number of years now regarding my persistent cough. 

At long last the specialist sent me for am MRI scan, and low and behold they found "sub pleural fibrosis" and promptly put me on a hefty course of steroids, starting with 50 mgs of Prednisolone for 10 days then gradually reducing the dose, I am now on 2 mgs per day with a Qvar inhaler taken twice a day with a view to soon dropping the Prednisolone altogether, but to continue using the inhaler permanently. 

I have not coughed since starting the treatment some months ago, the relief is immeasurable.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Saturday Live response

I've now received lots of emails via Saturday Live, which are going to take some time to go through.  I'll be posting as many suggestions as I can on the blog over the next few weeks, so keep checking in if you're a sufferer.
One person suggests wrapping my chest tightly in brown paper!  Perhaps they're really saying I should post myself off to a far-flung place where I can happily cough myself into oblivion! 
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