Doctors Lounge - Pulmonology AnswersBack to Pulmonology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/19/2017.
Forum Name: Chest symptoms
Question: real bad coughing
|sapphire85 - Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:39 pm||
I am 19 and have been having really bad coughing for the past month sometimes i cough to the point where i throw up; nights i wake up and cannot breath and have to stick my head out of the window,feels as if i am having an asthma attack. i also smoke on occasion, and light yellow and white thick mucus also comes up. I have asked my friends and some say i might have brochitus----- hope i spelled it right. Does any one have any suggestions ? I have no history of an asthma realated problems. I also sound like an 80 year old man who been smoking a pack a day. :oops:
|Dr. Russell M - Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:44 pm||
Your description sounds very much like paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. Your friends could be right in diagnosing bronchitis; nevertheless, it would be prudent to exclude other causes.
Hope this helps.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.