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I develop a chronic cough that produces alot of mucus, kindly help me

Hello.. I'm a 50 yr. old female. I have been smoking since 1975.. For the last 2 years I have to sleep with 2 pillows at night. When I lay down, I develop a chronic cough that produces alot of mucus.. Also at night, I will wake up coughing and gasping for air, because I cough so hard to clear the airways.. At times I cough so much, that I will start to sweat. I must always have tissue around me at night and in the morning, because of the mucus produced. These spells often take place when I lay down, or when I just awake in the morning, or I will waken from sleeping at night. After I cough and clear my passages everything is fine the rest of the day. Although ,I have noted that on occassion I will have drainage from my nose if not caught in time with a tissue. Also, when I cough, I can feel that the the region between the rib cage in the center of my chest feels like a rapid heart beat. Help.. Do you have an anwer for me?
Asked On : Fri, 3 Sep 2010
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welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
it seems you are suffering from chronic bronchitis
for this first of all you have to stop smoking
during episodes you can take levocetrizine,ambroxol and montelukast combination drugs
if you are getting infections frequently then antibiotics will be added to the therapy
if you are feeling chocking sensation then bronchodilators can be used
also rule out any cardiac pathology. because if you have this bronchitis problem for a long period then there is a chance of getting cor pulmonale
so you can consult your physician and think seriously about smoking
take care
Answered: Tue, 30 Aug 2011
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