Nagging Dry Cough

By Kaiyle Latest Reply 2017-12-22 10:41:01 -0600
Started 2011-02-10 07:34:38 -0600

Does anyone else have nagging dry coughs? I've never had problems like this before the diabetes. I drink plenty of water and when the coughs come on, I grab a vitamin C drop which helps quiet it down. These dry coughs hit me sporadically and at the most inconvenient times. I would go a spell before it happens but now it's happening more often. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can remedy this problem for good?!!!

37 replies

msann 2017-12-22 10:41:01 -0600 Report

yes having that problem now runny nose and nagging cough but he going to have to change my bp pills my pills are one of the side effects

Eyetalker 2014-02-23 20:04:06 -0600 Report

Finally someone that has the same problem. I've been coughing for almost a year. Went for allergy test but found nothing. Then the doct:-) or thought it was my high blood pressure pills. Changed them 3 months ago and still coughing. I talk a lot with my job and get gets a lot worst. Very embarrassing. I just decided to check out my metformin and coughing in the interne't. I am going to see my doctor and try something else. Thanks and good luck

Soundadvice 2013-11-20 00:12:52 -0600 Report

Hi there. I'm a medical professional. I would like to start by saying that as much as tea has an antioxidant property it won't stop your cough. Have you had a kidney funcion test as a cough is a sign your body is not getting enough oxygen. This cough occurs more when talking and at night or when walking? As a diabetic your kidneys will begin to degrade as will your heart…hence i see you're on Metformin

msann 2011-02-12 18:06:02 -0600 Report

lisinopril was my problem also, i was on diovan he thought i could take generic brand i wound up with 25 poloys coughing all the time throwing up, had colonscopy ,gastrologist said from blood pressure pill, back on diovan fast, check your meds, hope you find the cause take care

TheMitch 2017-12-22 02:18:37 -0600 Report

Oh, I remember I was on that back in 2006. I coughed so much I had a sore chest. And even after being taken off the med, it took some time before it was cleared from my system.

Kaiyle 2011-02-15 07:59:04 -0600 Report

Thank you for sharing Msann. I most definitely will be discussing a change of medication with my physician as soon as possible.

Guardianstone 2011-02-11 17:57:31 -0600 Report

My dear, do you use lisinopril(spelling)?
Dry cough almost 24/7 before the doctor said 'of course it will cause it'. If not check with doc about any other meds. Good luck.
Guardian stone

Kaiyle 2011-02-12 05:39:49 -0600 Report

Yes I am on Lisinopril and Bunny and Aunt Nanners mentioned the same thing too. Three people calling out the same medication is enough for me to tell the doctor to switch it out for a blood pressure medication that doesn't have dry coughing effects. Thanks for your input my friend.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-11 08:39:33 -0600 Report

Oh wow I thought this was maybe just a symptom of my last cold that was refusing to go away or a side effect of my blood pressure medicine but maybe it's not I'm still going to check with my doctor to be safe since a cough is a possible side effect of one of my meds.

I try to keep a bottle of water on hand at all times because a good sip of water seems to help but when I'm in places that having a bottle of water is awkward or not allowed I keep a few sugar free candies on hand to suck on because they moisten my mouth and throat just enough to stop the cough.

Kaiyle 2011-02-11 09:39:12 -0600 Report

I'm thinking perhaps it may be coming from the Metformin that I'm on. I do a lot of speaking, and it seems to hit me the most during those times. It's just frustrating.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-11 09:49:40 -0600 Report

I'm on metformin too actually and it does seem to happen more when I've been talking a lot. But I'm also on Lisinopril for my blood pressure and it's got a side affect of a cough too.

Kaiyle 2011-02-11 10:18:13 -0600 Report

Lisinopril!!! So that is the real culprit here. I'm on 20 mg. of it and at my next appointment, I'll be discussing other options. Thanks for the information Bunny.

Aunt Nanners
Aunt Nanners 2011-02-11 22:45:32 -0600 Report

I had to change from lisinopril to losartan potassium. I still cough occasionally but nothing like I did on the lisinopril.

Harlen 2011-02-10 18:25:24 -0600 Report

I get that from time to time hot tea helps sometimes
Best wishes

Kaiyle 2011-02-11 08:20:35 -0600 Report

Thanks Harlen. Hot tea sounds good about right now.

Harlen 2011-02-11 13:07:25 -0600 Report

I have it imported it is hard to get real good tea hear in Maine
I like it sweet but no carbs lol
Best wishes

Hops 2011-02-12 06:58:00 -0600 Report

Hot tea works for me and a glass of water since tea is a diuretic. Add some lemon juice to both the tea and the water.

Kaiyle 2011-02-15 08:05:32 -0600 Report

Thank you, Hops, for sharing what helps you. I wish I could get some of Harlen's imported tea, but I will find a good, healthy tea and be sure to add the lemon juice.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-11 14:22:31 -0600 Report

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Harlen 2011-02-11 18:09:34 -0600 Report

Thank you but I get mine from a frend in Sri lanka he has a farm there and grows it I know its pestaside free lol
Best wishes

Kaiyle 2011-02-12 05:48:14 -0600 Report

Wow! Thanks Harlen and Bunny for the tea information. You guys are quite the connoisseurs of tea : )

MewElla 2011-02-10 09:17:29 -0600 Report

On occassion, I do have this coughing spell. But I find I just increase amount of water I am drinking and somehow or other it quitens me down. It drives me crazy when it does start, but oh well, it's another "hic-cup!" Good Luck to you..

Kaiyle 2011-02-11 08:34:16 -0600 Report

Thank you MewElla. I know, we just need to deal with it, and I will by having bottled water and a thermos of hot tea when traveling.

Kaiyle 2011-02-10 09:01:30 -0600 Report

I hope someone has some suggestions or am I the only one experiencing dry coughs? Please help!!!!

angelhart0464 2011-02-11 15:47:14 -0600 Report

im on metformin to and it does make you cough i take a cough drop and eat it that usely helps but it is the meds i asked my doctor and that is what she said

Kaiyle 2011-02-12 05:51:29 -0600 Report

Thank you Angel for sharing. So it looks like the Metformin and the Lisinopril are doubly causing the dry coughing. I will be talking to my doctor soon about changing these.

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