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18 Dec 2002

5-6 week nagging cough
Hi Doc
I had this cough for some time now, going into my 6th week. I've been to the GP(during the 3rd week), he gave me anti-b, steroids and cough mixture. He initially thought it could be TB, but its not. I'm not spitting blood or anything heavy of the sort. I cough mostly when I speak. To some it seems funny, cause I sound as if I stutter. Its not a continuous cough, just bursts and then goes.
It sometimes feels as if there's 'water in my throat'. I can make myself cough by not pressing too hard on that particular spot. Its not as bad as its been during the 2nd week. Here I was totally confused with everything. Also I developed a BAD case of constipation and had to get medical assistance. Must say its a great way to lose weight :) Despite the VERY weird side effects

Please advise....
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01 Jan 0001

GABCN, it’s difficult to say what the problem is without being able to examine you first. It isn’t abnormal for some people to cough for up to 6 weeks after having had bronchitis. That said, maybe the best would be to at least have an x-ray taken to make sure there isn’t something serious going on. If the x-ray is clear you can wait another 2 weeks or so before you see your doctor again. Good luck.
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