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Has anyone noticed this after COVID?

Your cough reflex is more sensitive to triggers than usual?

Not that you cough often but you cough easier than before.

For example when drinking cold water.

I've read it's normal after viral respiratory infections in general for up to 2 months.

It's been a month since I got it.

Good thing is my oxygen saturation is 99%.
MellyMel22 · F
[i][c=BF0080]Yeah, but I also haven’t stopped coughing since I had Covid. If I don’t have water w/me at all times, it can get very bad. I had it Christmas time. [/c][/i]
Asmae · 31-35, F
@MellyMel22 Thank you. Getting better even if little by little often means that things are going in the right direction. I wish you all the best 🌷
MellyMel22 · F
@Asmae [i][c=BF0080]That’s true.. Same to you 🤍 [/c][/i]
@MellyMel22 damn that suck dick u still coughing like that
Northwest · M
I did not covid, but I had pneumonia a few years ago, and I noticed that.

Problem is the passageway gets enlarged, so tiny particles have an easier way of getting in there, and the body reacts by coughing, to expel the object.
Asmae · 31-35, F
@Northwest It's alarming that thing went straight to the lungs. Usually people develop pneumonia as a complication to cold or bronchitis.
Northwest · M
@Asmae It may have started that way, and I simply brushed it off, and continued partying for days.
Asmae · 31-35, F
@Northwest That makes sense.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
The last I got sick nearly 3 years ago I had a sensitive cough for several weeks due to inflammation. I also had pleurisy. I use naturally anti-inflammatory food-derived supplements now and don’t have that inflammation. Part of the problem was that I had been baking before I got sick and had been eating too many sweet cookies. Sugar is an inflammatory.
Asmae · 31-35, F
@cherokeepatti I order lots of American stuff from iHerb 😇
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Asmae How long does it take for a delivery to get to you? I order mine from the Swanson website, it is the largest online health supplement site in the USA. They have their own line of products as well as brand names & their store brand is every bit as good as the name brands from what I can tell.
Asmae · 31-35, F
@cherokeepatti Actually it's super fast in just 3-5 days. Also they have lots of beauty & makeup products. The prices are better than what we have over here for the same quality.
HannibalAteMeOut · 22-25, F
Thankfully I haven't noticed that. I think covid didn't leave anything behind for me.

Also unrelated, somebody messaged me asking if we are relatives 😅 they said we look alike hahah
Asmae · 31-35, F
Aww that's sweet. You could be my lil sis 👯‍♀️
Glad to hear you're okay girl 💗
HannibalAteMeOut · 22-25, F
@Asmae yesss 🥰

I hope with time the cough will be completely gone, it's so annoying 🖤
I had it for less than a month after the worst symptoms and now I'm okay. Or as usual, because I had episodes of cough before covid too, especially in late summer/autumn. Also, If I sprint in really cold weather I feel such horrible tickling in my throat every time I draw air in that I start choking. I don't remember having this problem a few years back.
Asmae · 31-35, F

I am getting less & less sensitive I think but still.

[quote]…especially in late summer/autumn. [/quote]

Could be allergy?

[quote]I sprint in really cold weather I feel such horrible tickling in my throat every time I draw air in that I start choking[/quote]

How about when you warm up a bit?

I had that issue frequently too but I found out that when I take my sweet time warming up before working out I become significantly better. Also I have asthma so Ventolin before exercise helps a lot.
@Asmae I suspect it's related to GERD if I overdo it with fruits and tomatoes in summer but maybe I have some kind of allergy too. I'm really trying to be careful with tomatoes now though.

It happens when I have to sprint unexpectedly. For example for the bus. I believe that warming up would help.
REMsleep · 41-45, F
Well I never had COVID but this has happened to me after getting over other respiratory illness. Its a normal part of healing. It actually takes a really long time to get back to 100% of what you were before having many of these viral respiratory illnesses.s
@REMsleep Sometimes frequent coughing can be related to acid reflux, which often increases slowly as we age. If you find your frequent cough returning, try either a 'Tums' style or 'Pepcid' style over the counter antacid. Just to be clear, no brand name needed, the generic equivalent is fine.
REMsleep · 41-45, F
@ElwoodBlues Thanks. Im fine now but it did happen before after recovery from being sick.
Elessar · 26-30, M
My experience was limited to an intense head cold and my perception of tastes being absolutely f*cked up for like 10 days after an otherwise full recovery, with e.g. garlic tasting like peppermint

So I'd say no.. but I didn't have a cough, so maybe that'd why
4meAndyou · F
I've noticed that since I got a sinus infection and chronic bronchitis, hot foods, cold foods, sitting in front of a fan, or suddenly going into an enclosed space from outside, and talking too much, and laughing, ALL trigger the cough reflex.
Certainly not mine. I perfectly fine after Covid. I had it two times. My 1st time was asystematically, my sec was only sick for 5 days and it was very mild. Tbh the west Nile virus i had two yrs ago was far worse. anyway no side affect after Covid for me
Yeah, I'm noticing that. I had a chronic cough already, because I have smoked a lot of weed in my day, but it wasn't quite so chronic before. I'm hoping it goes away.
Magenta · F
Hmm haven't noticed that particular issue. I had a fairly mild case. My hair came out for a while. 😧
Long Covid aka Post-Covid conditions.
Asmae · 31-35, F
I was a mild case too. Also I'm not coughing spontaneously like out of nowhere. Only when there is a trigger. Say, I was 2/10 sensitive now it's 4/10.
I am giving myself another month. The hair thing is definitely new to me. When did you notice it?
I didn't had cough from around 22 years.
@Asmae You wouldn't believe, but it's true. 22 years back I was having some serious illness which later diagnosed to be brain tumor. I had the tumor on my brain stem and the tumor used to put more pressure on the nerve that supplies blood to brain whenever I got a simple pressure/jerk on my head/neck area, like we get while stepping faster on stairs or during running or during cough. I used to be very careful while using stairs and never tried to run.

But unfortunately I got cough, that doctors were not able to cure immediately. Even sometimes I fainted while coughing because the tumor used to put pressure on the nerve leading to stop blood supply to brain for a second. Everyone was concerned about me, but my mom was too much sad.

My mother visited to a pious lady who was devotee of a Hindu Goddess. My mom requested her to pray for me, and told everything about my disease. At that time my mom was very much concerned about me having cough. She then asked my mom to bring me to her. I went, and she gave few black pepper after doing some prayer/mantras, and told me "Take them, and you will never have cough in your life". After consuming those black peppers my cough stopped in a short time.

And now 22 years have passed without cough.
Asmae · 31-35, F
I believe in miracles. Really great to know that you could beat cancer. So inspiring. I wish you all the best 💐 @ABCDEF7
@Asmae Thank you :)
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
No idea, but there are a lot of reports of "long term" COVID being a low-level but months or years long problem.
Asmae · 31-35, F
@ChipmunkErnie True. I hope mine isn't long-term. It doesn't affect my activity level. I breathe normally and don't cough out of nowhere. There has to be a trigger and even then the cough isn't bad. Also it's noticeably better when compared to say like 2 weeks ago. Still if this won't resolve by next month I'm going to see a doc & get a chest X-ray + more tests.
Mine too. But it eased off after a few weeks and now I'm back to my normal out of the blue, coughing because Iw as just breathing.
exotic · 22-25, F
I haven't noticed that. Had covid 3 months was very mild for me tbh.
Asmae · 31-35, F
That's good to hear. For me it was mild too – much better than what I expected. @exotic
fun4us2b · M
I had same experience - took about 2 months...
Asmae · 31-35, F
@fun4us2b Sounds about right.
It's a really weird virus.
Asmae · 31-35, F
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DDonde · 31-35, M
I had no respiratory issues with Covid
MatureUK · 51-55, M
I haven't found that tbh
Asmae · 31-35, F
@MatureUK It affects people in different ways but it seems be a common thing among the people I know.
Miram · 31-35, F
That is common
TallMtnMedic · 41-45, M
No actually. I didnt take the jab, so maybe that has something to do with it?

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