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I feel horrible and have been on an antibiotic prednisone and cough pearls and am not getting better I have MS and am concerned that it is turning into phenomia, i cough so hard i get very weak and dizzy is I have been on the meds for three days. Will th

I feel horrible and have been on an antibiotic prednisone and cough pearls and am not getting better I have MS and am concerned that it is turning into phenomia, i cough so hard i get very weak and dizzy is I have been on the meds for three days.  Will th

If : If a chest x-ray has not been done then it is time. Depending on the results you may even need a ct(cat) scan of your chest. Also a blood test called a CBC should be done to look for clues as to the time of illness you are dealing with (bacterial or viral). A TB test should be done as well. As far as your question, "will the ms make it harder to get rid of this" i don't believe so, but the key is getting an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Hi I have a cold the past week&a cough .But when i cough i get dizzy , it's a v hard cough'& my head hurts too. What's causing the dizzyness.Thanks?

Hi I have a cold the past week&a cough .But when i cough i get dizzy , it's a v hard  cough'& my  head hurts too. What's causing the dizzyness.Thanks?

See below.: During cough pressure in chest rises dramatically and pushes against blood that is trying to flow into the chest cavity and heart from the lower body and head. Cough long and hard enough and flow drops to the point that heart does not have enough blood to push forward. Your brain starves a little for oxygen and sugar - therefore dizzy. A little dehydration can make this much worse. ...Read more

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I get dizzy when I bend over or cough?

I get dizzy when I bend over or cough?

Vasovagal: It sounds like your blood pressure drops when you bend over or cough... In the normal sense the body is reacting more than what it should. Also you might have to get your blood pressure checked to make sure it is not varying significantly in different positions like laying, sitting or standing. Lastly positional vertigo is a possibility. ...Read more

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I get dizzy when I cough and what should I do?

I get dizzy when I cough and what should I do?

Cough and dizzy= sit: In general when you experience lightheaded or dizzy Ness after coughing or vomiting it is best to sit down. Most likely you are experiencing what is called a vasovagal episode. Basically you were stimulating the vagal nerve which slows your heart rate down. Most the time that should pass pretty quickly. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

See a Dr. or ENT: Hard tro say what is going on without a thorough history and exam. See a Dr., whom may refer you to an ENT specialist ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed with pneumonia And have been really sick since last week. everytime I cough I get instantly dizzy. Is this normal?

Vertigo: This may be due to involvement of the middle ear (semicircular canals), to decrease in oxygen to brain, to neurological involvement by organisms like Mycoplasma, or to other factors. Recommend strongly that you go back and see the doctor again ASAP. ...Read more

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Everytime I cough I get dizzy and lightheaded sometimes even feel as if I can't breath and it's almost Everytime I cough, and it's when I'm sitting ?

Everytime I cough I get dizzy and lightheaded sometimes even feel as if I can't breath and it's almost Everytime I cough, and it's when I'm sitting ?

Cough & dizzy: Do you have a fever? How long have you had the cough? See your MD or consult with us to help. This can happen with many serious conditions depending on your general medical health, BMI, smoking history, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more