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It just occurred to me that perhaps someone on here might have some ideas about a persistent cough which Tee has had since her lobectomy. Initially we thought that it might improve over time but it didn't. Then her PCP took her off of lotrel (amlodipine/benazepril) and substituted amlodipine alone since benazepril is notorious for causing a cough. That hasn't worked either so we're going to bring this up again with her lung surgeon tomorrow when she goes to obtain the results from her first CT scan after surgery.

Anyone have any ideas?


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Tom, does she have a pulmonologist as a regular doctor. You'd think after 4, almost 5 years I did, but I didn't. You'd think, having survived lung cancer, that a lung doctor would be at the top of the list!

Anyway, a persistent cough can be symptomatic of so many things. I've had asthma my whole life, and sometimes that cough is indicative of me being exposed to one of the allergens that irritates the asthma.

Now that I'm on oxygen, I notice that I also get a irritated cough when my O2 is low. I went to the grocery store yesterday and notice it when I got in the store. I sat down, and with a few minutes time, it got better. My oxygen got low and it made my lungs "hungry" for air.

Please have her continue to have it checked out. It could be as simple as allergies, to not so simple.

Take care,

MI Judy

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