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I Have A Chronic Cough. Some Days Are Worse Than Others.

I Have A Chronic Cough. Some Days Are Worse Than Others.

I have AFib and diastolic heart failure. Sometimes it feels like I'm breathing through a blob of mucus in my throat. I have a really hard time coughing it up and spitting it out so I just keep on coughing and coughing. Can anyone help me figure out a good way to cough that crap out of my throat/lungs because I always start to breathe easier and feel better when I can. Thank you in advance everyone!!

3 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Sometimes food, sometime a pill, one of 18 I take daily, or phlegm. Feels a lot better breathing when it's clear.🙂

3 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I have the same problem Eve, I am not yet on Oxygen and hope too never be. But like you I have a lot of problem clearing my throat. Pinch my voice box when I try to hawk it up helps sometime. All I got.🙂

3 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

It sure does! First thing in the morning and at night is usually the worst but I've been coughing all day long recently. I finally broke down and started all my meds. I started antibiotics, Prednisone and Mucinex. When I start coughing up dark yellowish/brown it's time foreds. If I'm not careful I'll winde up in the hospital with pneumonia. With what I went through last year the hospital is the absolute last place I want to be.

3 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

OMG! That works for you too?? I push on the front of my throat sometimes. That usually helps.

3 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I've had COPD, Chronic Bronchitis for Years. I take multiple meds and am on oxygen full time for that. Believe me when I say I know all about what that feels like normally and also when I get a flair up. Lol! This feels like when I had fluid around my heart and in my lungs when I was first diagnosed with AFib. I need help figuring out an easy way to cough that crap out. I have a bad gag reflex so I never can seem to cough it up enough to spit it out. I end up swallowing it back down which doesn't help at all.
Sorry for the gross description!

3 months ago

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