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DaynaE

Chronic Cough and Choking Spasms since August 2016

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I was diagnosed with PD February 24, 2017 by my Neurologist. 

One of the most irritating symptoms I have had in the past 6 months

has been a chronic cough. This has been going on daily since August. 

 

Sometimes it is just a cough that can be soothed with cough drops 

Other times, the cough gets severe and I go into a choking spasm. 

 

I am a non-smoker. I do not know if this cough is even related to PD 

or not, but I am thinking it could be. Is this something that can be 

controlled with something other than cough drops? I am using 

anywhere from 10-20 cough drops per day... definitely keeping Hall's 

in business, haha! 

 

Many thanks for any advice that can be given. 

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Thanks for the question.  Please see previous reply but in summary dopamine agonists can cause coughing and also soughing while eating could be a sign of aspiration and lead to pneumonia.

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