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Question: Chronic cough/chest pain


 Heaven - Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:00 pm

Age:25
female
Smoker

Have had a chronic cough for about a month now. Sometimes I will cough up phlegm for days, then for days it is a dry cough. When I go to bed, my chest always feels very tight and tingly, but I do not have this feelign during the day. The cough keeps me up at night. My throat also hurts constantly. It feels like my throat is raw. I generally feel like crap, but I do not have a fever, it seems that I am always cold lately.

Is this just smoking related? Or something else?

Shoudl I also note that lately, I have been stuttering a lot, forgetting words, and mixing up words. Doesn't sound related at all, but I thought since that since this was a rather odd thing to be happening, I would put it out there as well.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:07 am

User avatar Hi Heaven,
Smoking of course is an irritant that may cause symptoms in which you describe, ( chronic cough, sore throat). However, any persistent symptoms should certainly be evaluated by a physician. As for your new onset stuttering, or mixing up words, for example, decreases in blood flow to the brain by route of the carotid arteries situated on each side of the neck, is something to also be considered. Be sure to mention the "mixing up words", etc. to your physician as well. Best wishes.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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