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Can't stop coughing...constant tickle in my throat

on 10/25/11 4:30 pm - Charleston, SC
Was sleeved on the 19th and all day have had this tickle in my throat that is causing me to constantly feel like I have to clear my throat then will leads to coughing. Tried sipping on warm tea and does not want to quit. No problems breathing at all. Just can't shake the tickle...I take two pepsic's a day. Any thoughts out there?
on 10/25/11 4:40 pm
My Aunt had a constant tickle after her Dr changed her BP meds. When she changed back, irritant gone. Some meds have this side effect.

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on 10/25/11 5:12 pm - Charleston, SC
I am not on any meds...the pepcid and my vitamins, b12, iron, and multi
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on 10/25/11 5:50 pm - lafayette, NJ
DS on 11/12/10 with
get some cought drops for your sore throat.  forget your surgery,
on 10/25/11 5:54 pm - Charleston, SC
I don't have a sore throat. My throat is back to normal as of Sunday. The soreness from the tubes is gone and the itching and coughing became noticeable today.
on 10/25/11 6:01 pm
 my thought is you should see a doctor if this concerns you.  Good luck

on 10/25/11 6:24 pm - Kennewick, WA
DS on 09/22/11 with
You are probably getting a cold or the flu.
on 10/25/11 6:39 pm
I have been getting that same thing. I noticed it always happens after I drink a certain protein drink, Isopure. It feels like the protein is just sticking in my throat.
on 10/25/11 7:23 pm - Charleston, SC
I think u may be on to somethin...this afternoon I was sipping on chocolate protein whey drink and the coughing was at it its worst. I just poured a small cup af atkins vanilla protein shake, had approx 3 sips and I am coughing as I type and the tickle is back.
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on 10/25/11 11:08 pm - Santa Cruz, CA
I'm not a doctor/nutritionist/medical person of any kind;  however, I have had to deal with some minor
reactions in my life.  This sounds like a symptom of an allergic reaction;  if you're finding a symptom that is only present when that particular substance is in your system, you may be allergic to something in the substance.

Have you noticed this particular reaction to any other protein product?  You may need do try a different
protein;  maybe a soy-based or maybe rice-based?  There are some products in these ranges.  You may also just have to ignore protein shakes (I know, it's bad but so it may be) and go purely food
based products.

Good luck!
on 10/26/11 4:53 am - Charleston, SC
I have not tried any other protein product except whey. I can confirm that since not drinking any protein drink since last night the coughing and tickle in my throat is gone. I am going to try one more sip later on just to see if symptoms return.

I have never had a problem with the whey protein.
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on 10/26/11 6:47 am - Santa Cruz, CA
It may simply be something in that particular product. 

Do you use other protein powders by that maker and do you get the same reaction? 

A little detective work might solve this.  Try using other whey products by that maker.  If you don't
get that same reaction, maybe it's something in that product only, in which case you just don't use
that particular product.

Also, check out soy-based protein products.  It can't hurt.

Good luck!
on 10/25/11 6:56 pm
Since Pepcid is an H2 blocker and not a PPI, you might need to switch to a true PPI. It could just be irritation, but if you're getting any other reflux type symptoms, then it could be the Pepcid is not working to quell the acid.

H2 blockers work differently than a PPI such as prilosec, protonix, and/or Nexium.
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on 10/26/11 9:52 am - VA
VSG on 02/01/12 with
I get post nasal drip when my seasonal allergies act up.  I don't usually notice the drip, but the doctor can see it.  But it makes my throat itch, makes me clear my throat a lot, and cough to "scratch" the itch. 

But I've also experienced similar with reflux. 
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on 10/26/11 12:07 pm

I had this.  Drove me crazy.  I had allergy tests done and they all came back negative, but for whatever reason there was inflammation in my throat.  The doctor put me on steroids for a week and it cleared right up.  Never figured out what caused it.

on 10/26/11 5:22 pm - Charleston, SC
I have refrained from protein drinks all day. Very minamal tickle in my throught and it does not cause me to cough. I am suspecting it may just be seasonal allergy so I just took zyrtec. After I give that some time to work I will then test the protein theory. We will see...