Hi everyone I had ct scan 10 days ago saw the specialist last fri they did a biopsopy with needle into my lung but have not yet given me the result but have booked a biopsy with the camera down the throat next fri, she says it’s lung cancer but waiting on the type so can then tell me more, I feel fine apart from this rasping cough can anyone please advise what I can do to ease it she said things like paracetamol, thanks fore any help I am a 76 year old male.
Hi Vincent and welcome (sort of)
Without knowing what is causing the cough it's difficult to suggest anything so would suggest following oncologists advice to take paracetamol.
Re first biopsy, I'm guessing they were unable to source any/sufficient material to do a biopsy, hence the second attempt was scheduled.
One thing I would (in fact always do) suggest is you don't google the problem. The information generally available on the web is at least 2 years out of date.
You will find lots of helpful people on this site (as opposed to me) and once you have a diagnosis the suggestions will come thick and fast.
Thanks Phill for your kind words , so I will try paracetamol and see how it goes. I will be glad when the biopsy is done then we will know more
It's always a long wait but there are so many brilliant drugs about that whatever the diagnosis there will be something.
Keep posting Vincent.
My husband (74) finds broncho stop pastilles help him (also available in liquid) and even good old (original) fisherman’s friends. All the best.
Thanks Phill you give me hope & Thanks Judy I will give them a try
Phil I vape do you think this is making my cough worse
I was prescribed codeine linctus when I had a bad cough during the early stages of tests and it worked very well. Your consultant or GP might be able to prescribe this for you.
Vaping? Yes it will be making you cough worse. Please stop inhaling any substance into your lungs that isn't prescribed by your consultant.
Kegsy Thanks for your reply I will now stop the vaping.
i did think that vaping would agrovate it .
my cough was so bad. would not go away. prescribe 3 different anti biotics that did not stop it. was that prescribed Oramorpth.they explained that it tricks the brain regards your cough. worked brill for me came off it after treatment kicked in.
Yes, codiene will help suppress a cough. There used to be an amazing linctus (terrible tasting) called pulmo bailey which was discontinued a few years back. It contained codeine which suppressed the cough. Maybe over the counter cocodamol and a cough mixture would help, or failing that stronger prescription cocodamol,
Thanks for all the help I went to emergency doctor about cough and he prescribed me a diff inhaler called Fostair 100/6 but it making no difference that was last Friday, Will this cough recide when I start treatment, That is annoying me as I still have not had any treatments , the hospital designated me a help nurse with her phone number I rang her last Friday but it was an answer machine and she still not got back to me what do you think I should do ,
Thanks for any help.
I would keep ringing her till she does x
Thanks she got back to me and told me to get on to doctor and ask for Codine so I am now waiting for him to ring me hope this helps!!!
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