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Lung Met symptoms

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    Jamietk
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    I've had the strangest cough, for the second time in the past 6 weeks or so. I have uncontrollable coughing that seems so incredibly dry. The only time it is productive with phlem is in the mornings. The rest of the time, its like I have to cough so deep but it never seems productive. I sometimes feel like I cannot breathe deep enough to muster up a cough. As it becomes uncontrollable, I have to excuse myself at work.  Except 6 weeks ago when this happened, I have never experienced a cough like this. My last check-up was in October and everything was fine.

    I've had the strangest cough, for the second time in the past 6 weeks or so. I have uncontrollable coughing that seems so incredibly dry. The only time it is productive with phlem is in the mornings. The rest of the time, its like I have to cough so deep but it never seems productive. I sometimes feel like I cannot breathe deep enough to muster up a cough. As it becomes uncontrollable, I have to excuse myself at work.  Except 6 weeks ago when this happened, I have never experienced a cough like this. My last check-up was in October and everything was fine. Sometimes it feels like that tickle deep in my throat. But once I get to coughing, its unreal.  I have very few other symptoms, if any. I think the only reason I'm achey and tired is from coughing so much. I'm coughing so much my chest, back, and arms are hurting.  No runny nose, no stuffy nose/head, no headache, no body aches, no fever. Just a very strange cough that with the exception of the morning hours, I can't seem to cough deep enough. It's like I'm gasping and coughing at the same time, to the point of feeling like I'm going to pass out or vomit.  Any thoughts?

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      Jamietk
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      I might add this has gone on for a week this time. The last time it lasted 2-3 weeks. I cannot sleep in the bed. I have to sleep sitting up on the sofa.

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      Jamietk
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      I might add this has gone on for a week this time. The last time it lasted 2-3 weeks. I cannot sleep in the bed. I have to sleep sitting up on the sofa.

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      Jamietk
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      I might add this has gone on for a week this time. The last time it lasted 2-3 weeks. I cannot sleep in the bed. I have to sleep sitting up on the sofa.

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      Jamietk
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      I might add this has gone on for a week this time. The last time it lasted 2-3 weeks. I cannot sleep in the bed. I have to sleep sitting up on the sofa.

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      Janner
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      Just a quick thought, but my doc recently suggested updating my pertussis/whooping cough vaccine.  It seems there has been a much bigger outbreak of whooping cough lately – enough that they are suggesting vaccine booster shots. 

      Most people who have lung mets don't complain about symptoms – spots are just found on scans.   Talk to your doc, but it might be something much simpler than you think.

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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      Janner
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      Just a quick thought, but my doc recently suggested updating my pertussis/whooping cough vaccine.  It seems there has been a much bigger outbreak of whooping cough lately – enough that they are suggesting vaccine booster shots. 

      Most people who have lung mets don't complain about symptoms – spots are just found on scans.   Talk to your doc, but it might be something much simpler than you think.

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Janner,

        That is such a good recommendation to make. Many adults are no longer immunized fully (or their titers indicate no coverage), against whooping cough…ie pertussis!

        Vermont_Donna

        stage 3a

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Janner,

        That is such a good recommendation to make. Many adults are no longer immunized fully (or their titers indicate no coverage), against whooping cough…ie pertussis!

        Vermont_Donna

        stage 3a

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      Lori C
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      While obviously only a scan will be definitive, Will had lung mets for some time and never had any symptoms at all.  Ever.

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      Lori C
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      While obviously only a scan will be definitive, Will had lung mets for some time and never had any symptoms at all.  Ever.

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      Sharyn
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      I had that very same cough last fall. (Actually I've had several over the past decade). My Dr said it was a form of reactive airway disease. Not anything serious. She gave me a puffer (symbicort) which I inhaled twice a day. When the cough started to subside after a week or so, I stopped taking it, and sure enough, it came back again. Back on the symbicort, this time I didn't give up on it so soon, and my cough has been gone for 2-3 months. I also have lung mets, but my onc told me they wouldn't cause a persistent cough like that. But it would cause continual wheezing, not coughing, like there's an obstruction in your airway, even when resting. While it's always good to double check symptoms, I doubt this coughing symptom points to lung mets. Hope I'm right.

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      Sharyn, Stage IV

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      Sharyn
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      I had that very same cough last fall. (Actually I've had several over the past decade). My Dr said it was a form of reactive airway disease. Not anything serious. She gave me a puffer (symbicort) which I inhaled twice a day. When the cough started to subside after a week or so, I stopped taking it, and sure enough, it came back again. Back on the symbicort, this time I didn't give up on it so soon, and my cough has been gone for 2-3 months. I also have lung mets, but my onc told me they wouldn't cause a persistent cough like that. But it would cause continual wheezing, not coughing, like there's an obstruction in your airway, even when resting. While it's always good to double check symptoms, I doubt this coughing symptom points to lung mets. Hope I'm right.

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      Sharyn, Stage IV

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      Hi

      Lung mets, no symptoms until caught on a routine xray. 

      Contact your doctor, it's the only way you will find relief.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      Hi

      Lung mets, no symptoms until caught on a routine xray. 

      Contact your doctor, it's the only way you will find relief.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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