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Author Topic: cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue  (Read 8431 times)

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Offline virgha828

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cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue
« on: August 16, 2014, 03:40:07 am »
Hi

Ive had this horrible cough and sensitivity to humidity. Sometimes just speaking when imIM outside in the heat and humidity throws me into coughing attack.  My granddaughter got into the car with perfume on and i  lterally could barely breath! Its like my bronchials are messed up also a wraspy voice. Anyone have this issue ?  I am getting a chest xray monday  i hops this is a temporary side effect i just started week 3 S/R.

Keeping the faith .... Virginia

Offline rainbowray

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Re: cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 08:23:27 am »
Ask your doctor, but I believe shortness of breath is a symptom of beginning anemia, when taking sol/riba. Check the blood work, if this is it you cannot let it get too low.

Offline jberlin

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Re: cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 10:49:34 am »
Hello,

I would urge any and all of us to call the medical practice immediately if you are in treatment and anything changes that makes you uncomfortable. You (or your insurance company) are paying a decent amount for this treatment so the medical staff needs to be available for questions or to quickly schedule you for a visit.

Online searches and this forum are wonderful resources but can never replace the surety of your 'hands on' medical professional.  During my 2012 treatment I got crazy scared when my stool became dark & discolored, thought I was bleeding, called my PA at LifeLink, she had me right in and soon speculated it was the fact I had upped my intake of steamed leafy green spinach to try and keep my blood count up and nothing else.  I was crazy embarrassed, but walked out of there a whole lot more at ease.  She wonderfully told me to call her with ANY questions.

These treatments are doing many things to your bodily functions and emotions, and in vastly different ways in different people. Don't try to decide whether a worry you have needs to bother your doctor's office, that is what they are there for! 

Keep getting cured!  -jack

Offline virgha828

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Re: cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 12:51:07 pm »
Ty both. I have an xray on monday. I was curious as to anyone having this same issue. Having this disease for over 20 years i do realize the importance of being connected  with medical help for out of the ordinary issues especially on treatment.

This forum , for me, is a connection to others going through allot of the same trials and successes I'm going through and it's just that, a much needed connection and place to go for support. With that being said, all have a wonderful Saturday!

Thanks to you all for being here!

Virginia :)

Offline Mike

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Re: cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 02:23:02 pm »
Hi Virgina,

I developed a cough while on SOL+INTF+RIBV. I did a little research and RIBV can cause a cough (they call it the Ribvirin cough).

Jack is right, however, check in with your doctor to make sure.

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline virgha828

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Re: cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 12:52:51 pm »
Update.....
Chest xray clear!!! Just the ugly Riba cough. Doc scribed an albuterol puffer to try with some tussin.

:)

Offline Mike

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Re: cough , breathing , almost like an asthma sort of issue
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 02:12:03 pm »
Hi Virginia,

I'm glad it wasn't something real serious. I had the Riba cough for about 8 weeks. It used to wake me up at night. It'll go away, however.

Best wishes, Mik
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

 


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