On a very off topic note, for well over a year, I have been dealing with an annoying, dry hacking cough. I’ve seen my general practitioner, and went through ineffective treatment for mild allergies and asthma. For the last 5 months, I have been to a pulmonary specialist and we have tried ruling out an ACE inhibitor I was taking (tried 2 alternatives), treatment of acid-reflux, done a stomach scan, tried about 3 other medicines.
I like this doc- he’s aggressive, sarcastic, and yanked the chain when he called my other doc’s office and got put on hold for 6 minutes. But I am starting to call him “Aflac” as he flits form one treatment to another, assuring me he will stick with this until the cough is gone.
But now, he is thinking acid-reflux again and is asking me to try yet another pill for 2 weeks and give up…
* carbonated beverages
* spicy food
Can you believe that? 2 weeks without citrus?
The post "Cruel Medicine" was originally rescued from the bottom of a stangant pond at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/03/cruel-medicine/) on March 22, 2006.