Lymphoma Cough & Choking

I’m new to this site, just wondering if anyone has experience of medication for a cough. My dad has been diagnosed with T cell lymphoma and is awaiting the PET scan, however his cough is so so bad where he is chocking... this is now happening most of the day & he hasn’t slept fir more than a couple of hours for over 2 months.

i would be grateful for any advice 

  • Hi  and welcome to the Online Community, although I am sorry to see you finding us and so sorry to hear about your dad’s blood cancer diagnosis but I am pleased to say that you have found a safe place to find some support.

    I am Mike  and I help out in our Lymphoma Groups.

    Is the cough related to his T-Cell or just a cough?...... as my wife has just got over one that she has had for 3-4 months but has now cleared and no medication actually helped her.

    I am assuming that he has been checked out by his GP/Consultant?.... if so what are they saying?

    I was diagnosed with a rare skin T-Cell Lymphoma back in 1999 it’s a long story but you can see it in my profile but I am in 3 3/4 years in remission and doing good.

    At its worst, my neck looked like I had swallowed a brick!! It was something out of a Tom and Jerry film. My jaw had seized, my gums had swollen and we're coming up to cover my teeth. I was having great difficulty eating and was living on a liquid diet and my breathing was starting to be restricted so it may be his lymphoma has something to do with his cough. He may want to try and use a number of pillows to prop himself up so, I was doing this for months before treatment.

    The Community has many dedicated support groups so can I direct you to our supportive T-Cell Lymphoma

    Follow the link I've created above, join the group, then hit ‘start a discussion’ and you are ready to go.

    I will keep an eye open for you.

  • Hi

    thanks for your reply, he hasn’t seen a doctor for a while but the cough and choking is getting much worse. We actually called 111 and they have sent an ambulance and taken him for a chest X-ray and tests. 

  • Sorry to hear this but this may help to get things moving in a positive direction. Do come back and tell us how he is doing.

  • Hi sorry it took so long to reply, my dad had his lung drained and was put on steroids. We are 2 weeks on and he is doing amazingly well. 
    we are hoping chemo will start next week Fingers crossed

  • This is good news. 

    Do come over to our 

    T-cell lymphomas group and introduce yourself to the group and if possible tells us what chemo he is getting.

    Follow the link I've created above, join the group, then hit ‘start a discussion’ and you are ready to go.

    I will keep an eye open for you.