Patient Comments: Bronchitis - Experience

Please describe your experience with bronchitis.

Comment from: Fawn, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis (CB) when I was in 10th grade. I have had CB for about 7 years. I cough every day. My throat is always filled with mucus and it never goes away. Some days my cough is more persistent and I'll cough up the mucus; most days I just have a pitiful cough that bothers my throat but I can't stop. There is no cure. I am stuck with this forever. When I was diagnosed, my doctor thought I had tuberculosis because I coughed so much. I got CB from second hand smoke from my parents.

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Comment from: A.Birdsall, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I have been miserable for years with bronchitis. I developed a chronic cough when I was pregnant and the 'baby' is now 19 years old! That's how long I've been coughing and yes, the prenatal doctor gave me two inhalers (didn't work). He wasn't the world's best doctor. I cough more when I lie down. Actually I googled 'pregnancy induced coughs' and found other women with this. I'm wondering now what will happen to my lungs when I get older (I'm 61) and if all this coughing will stress my heart out. I take bottled water everywhere and use cough drops for this tickle in my throat. Dust in the air bothers me. I'm depressed over it.

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Comment from: m&m, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

I finally quit smoking because of wheezing and cough. I was given prednisone for twelve days, but got a severe cold before I got the medicine, so it didn"t work. I was having asthma attacks for 4 days, but took the medicine for the length. But I still feel terrible. I am trying to find another doctor who can take all the tests in one place, and who will listen to me about my other medical problems. After all the testing over the years, there should be more treatments that work and solve lung diseases!

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Comment from: Joanne, 75 or over Female Published: July 23

I have mucus that seems to set in my throat and when it does, I can't swallow it, so I have to cough it up. This seems to be mostly at night and when I talk on the phone for very long.The mucus is thicker then sputum.

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