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pisser
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Joined: Aug 2001

I am so short of breath and have a constant cough I am on 2 inhalers Combivent and Azmacort. Doc says I have Restricted Lung Disease. I have more problems breathing now than I did with the Pnuemonia,tumor (Which is gone) and a collapsed lung. How much Lung damage was from Radiation and will it repair some of the damaged tissue last radiation was in June. Still very touchy in front and back chest area.
I am starting to feel very low even though I am been extremely upbeat till now. It is really starting to take its toll cause I can't do what I want or need to do. I could really use some input.
Thanks

grammy
Posts: 20
Joined: Aug 2000

Pisser, I had my last radiation (36) in February. Had pneumonia right after and that is when my cough got so bad. Its difficult to say if radiation or pneumonia was cause but it is finally better. What helped me more than cough syrup or inhalers was to take a cough, cold med. Doctor said its scar tissue. Could take steroids but will wait on that as seems much better. Hang in there. Grammy

pisser
Posts: 10
Joined: Aug 2001

Can you tell me what you took and for how long you used it. I have both Tylenol Cold and Comtrex Cold & Cough. Thanks for the response I am about nuts with this. I still have one enlarged node which they say is scar tissue.

grammy
Posts: 20
Joined: Aug 2000

I use Coricidin cough & cold. I also use Tussionex Cough Syrup. I use both everyday.
I do feel sorry for you as I know exactly what you mean about going nuts with it. The more you cough the more you are short of breath which is the worst feeling in the world. Good luck. Grammy

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