I had a cough for many months that would not go away. Over time it got much worse. I had bouts of bronchitis and spent three days in the hospital with pnumonia. There was wheezing and coughing up crap. I was taking Albuterol with an inhaler, which didn't seem to help a whole lot. Asthma was a possibility. The results of the lung function test were interesting: I could not breathe in or out forcefully without coughing.
Meanwhile, I had been having breakfast every day at my favorite restaurant. For a long time I would order regular coffee black and the waitress always kept my cup full. After a while, I decided to change to decaf. A few weeks after I stopped having coffee altogether and switched to drinking water, all these above symptoms disappeared all by themselves. No change in medication or other treatment. A CAT scan was done of my upper torso. The lungs and bronchial tubes were completely normal.
My conclusion, which I came to on my own, is that I am allergic to excessive amounts of caffeine. I am wondering now if I should be retested for diabetes. Maybe that is gone, too.View Thread