So the new doctor looked at the test results and said it all looked good. There is no issue with my lungs. No asthma. No bronchitis. Everything seems to be working fine. Yet I am still coughing. He believes that the coughing issue is related to some sort of inflammation either from allergies, acid reflux or something else dripping. When I introduce training load, it makes it worse. He pointed me at take some antacids and make an appointment with an ENT to take a look down my throat to see what is going on.
I haven't been training and feel very out of shape. There is no way I'll be able to do a marathon in 7 weeks. I doubt I'll be able to do another event at all this year. I told the folks at Team Aquaphor that I won't be able to meet my racing obligations with them and while disappointing, they understood. Good group of folks on that team.
All the major items of concern have been eliminated so on that hand I'm happy. I'd like to have a real diagnosis to be able to solve this and move on but that doesn't seem to be happening. Even so, I have the Disney Half Mary on the calendar in January. I'm doing that race even if I have to walk it.
All you can do is all you can do. I can do this.
I know of 2 people who had similar symptoms for at least a year before they figured it out. The blood pressure med they were taking is known to cause this chronic coughing. I believe it was Lisinopril but I will double check that. So if you are taking that, it's worth bringing up with your doc. That pulmonologist office is ridiculous!
I will be at Disney too. Doing the full Mary. I figure it would keep me on my best behavior during the holidays, lol!
Lisinopril can definitely cause that. It was one of the things my dr pointed out to me when he prescribed it.
Not having a diagnosis is frustrating...at least when you KNOW you can have a plan of attack. Good luck!
I'd see an allergist, I know a great one in Cedarhurst if you're interested.
Good news the serious stuff has been ruled out! Hope you can run the issue to ground quickly so you can move on.
Good news indeed. I like your half-Mary plan.
I hope you are able to figure it out soon! I know not being able to train for your events must be very frustrating! At least you know it's not serious so that's good!
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