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The Cough heard around the world....

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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:07 AM
One "for my books" was a throat-tickling, dry cough, and constant lozenges to stop it, especially when lying down. The it "doubled" and I went to a Walk-In Clinic (quicker than waiting for a doctor's app't.) I had a lung infection, was prescribed meds, and a 'puffer' and was okay in couple of weeks, but with no idea what had happened.

The words "lung infection" made me think 'stop smoking', after my 54 years at it and I did. What a marvel!!

My friend wanted to help me live in a in a brand new "no odour of stale smoke anywhere" apartment so began to help, being I am in a wheelchair. She lifted the ramp to the balcony and, OMG! black mold and mushrooms....

The carpet had been cleaned April 12/10 and the ramp put down too soon, I expect, as well as it is not well ventilated. --yet never happened before. I had been struck by a car and couldn't lift it and the Insurance Co. didn't allow enough time for the cleaning person to do it, so the mold was left to grow

My friend came down with a lung infection, actually pneumonia, but was done in by the mold, and she was right in the midst before I gave her a mask etc. She was off sick for 2 weeks.

Some things are *not* conspiracies.....(never thought I'd say that!)

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:05 PM
reply to post by canadiansenior70

I think mold is one of the biggest culprits - it's one of the organisms that is mutating rapidly these days, and spreading places it's never been before - creating biofilms too!!! ...Am hypersensitive and it gets me fast.

Also, in my case (along with other problems), my new doctor diagnosed arthritis in my neck with bone spurs and nerve compression - advanced, and likely permanent. The nerve damage affects the autonomic nervous system and breathing. ...I already work out to maintain mobility and muscle tone so physiotherapy does NOT help - but neck traction does.

(File for future reference - I suspect the problem is under-diagnosed and far more common than is currently apparent.)

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:20 PM
reply to post by neformore

zOMG! A cold that keeps coming back? In the WINTER?!?

What sort of dastardly plot could this be?

I had one hell of a hang nail the other day. It was likely the NWO at work.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 10:56 PM
Update for me..

After 4 weeks or so the worst of it is past. I only used Anti-Biotics for 5 days, as prescribed, then dumped them in favour of building up the Immune System instead of killing it off. I used a combination Echinacea/Garlic/C tablets twice a day and once a day B group/C fizzy pill in a glass of water.

The difference it made doing that was brilliant.. within two days I was able to breathe again, sleep for hours instead of minutes and I don't hurt anywhere so much now.

Pffft to the Doc's I who ran all the tests on me.

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:06 PM
Two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar 4 times a day or more. Will knock it right out in less then a week. It keeps the body slightly alkaline and disease cannot reside in an alkaline body. If you really want to kick it into gear add some Cayenne pepper to it. I use a shot glass and top it off with water to take the edge off, you can top it off with juice too if you want. It taste nasty but you get used to it pretty fast. Oh and make the decision to get well...

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by inkyminds

Apparently you haven't been reading what others are saying too. It is different than normal, more seemingly insidious in that it seems to keep mutating and in some cases coming back worse than before. Also, you didn't seem to notice that it's all over the place and that many posters have presented theories about what it is and why it's occurring now and in such large numbers. Again, you don't seem to have read the thread. It's not "just a cold."

Also, some of the posters started the sickness in the summer too. So no, not just a cold and not just in winter. Read.
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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 11:09 AM
About one year ago I went to the see doctor due to a cough I have that everyone else in my family noticed that I have. I had a few check ups and there was nothing to be found. I even had an ex-ray to see if I had something visible in the lungs, which I did not have. I asked the doctors what it could be and they had no explanation what so ever.

Also worth mentioned is that I suffer from depression/OCD and GAD since 2004, diagnosed by a different doctor.

Since I already cough so much I recently started to smoke simply because there will be no different from the coughing I already had.

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 11:18 AM
reply to post by hawkiye

It didn't work for me, cayenne pepper, colloidal silver, various doses of vit d3, echinacea, propolis, active honey and bicarbonate of soda all failed, I think it may be a fine particulate or fungus causing the cough, where from I duno maybe volcanoes or chemtrails or the Russian forest fires.

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 11:34 AM
I have had said cough since June. After antibiotics and steroids, still have it. Sure it has lessened from the misery that was the two first months, but it did a number on me.

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 05:47 AM
I think a change in diet can give the immune system a big help. Cut out all dairy products, they are mucus forming and often cause mild reactions putting extra stress on the immune system. Cut out all grains, again these often cause low level reactions in most people that put the immune system under pressure, especially when we are ill. I have read that legumes can cause problems, again putting stress on the body.

Eat fresh, lean meat with plenty of green leaf veg. Adding garlic, ginger and chilli to our diet as well as blueberries and cider vinegar can be advantageous.

Of course seek professional medical advice

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 05:56 AM
Two other supplements to consider taking are zinc, and MSM.
Stands for methylsulphonylmethane, sounds dangerous but it ain't!

It occurs naturally in various food but only in small amounts.
Benefits are bolstered immune system and anti-inflammitory properties, and also aids absorption
of other vitamins and minerals. Get it from health food shops like Holland and Barret.

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 08:19 AM
I have had this cough for two years. I have tried everything except the apple cider vinegar, which I will try. I think it's
mold. As an REO real estate agent I come in contact with it often. I am sensitive to it. I don't think I'll ever stop needing treatment of some sort. I have told my crew to wear masks and gloves since my foreman now is coughing.

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 08:23 AM
I've had a persistent cough that I cannot get rid of since right after Christmas (of 2010). It's so annoying, I want it gone.

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