... actually in tears from coughing. The receptionist at my doctors office told me I can't take any cold meds with this because it'll speed my heart up. I'm desperate for relief... tea cough drops and vit. C just aren't cutting it
I started brintellix last tuesday at 5mg. I have a horrible cold now. I can't control my cough. I'm?
- 26 Apr 2014 by stellar720
- 27 April 2014
- depression, cough, doctor, heart, brintellix
Added 26 Apr 2014:
Someone anyone please help. I can't keep coughing its killing my lungs and making my endometreosis flair up.
Hi i am sorry your having such problems i would call the doctor office and get a better answer most cough suppresents won't speed up your heart rate but don't take anything without talking with the doctor..if it is that bad call the exchange and see almost all the time it is a doctor that calls back..
chuck1957 medically retired pharmacy techniecian Cpht oregon
Hi, stellar! Yep, what you shouldn't be taking is dextromethorphan, which is the cough suppressant in most OTC's like Robitiussin and Delsym.
Some suggestions you might try until you reach your doctor are: EmergenC, hot tea (preferably green tea) with lemon and honey (nature's cough suppressant), menthol-based cough drops.
Your cough may be from sinus or chest congestion, or post nasal drip. Drinking lots of fluids, using a humidifier, or just sitting in a very steamy bathroom or deep breathing over a boiling pot of water will thin mucus secretions which can help calm the cough reflex.
Best wishes to you! I'm very prone to respiratory problems so I know how miserable you are!! WCV
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