(Closed) Do I push him to go to a doctor?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Tell him you’ll play doctor with him when he gets back? 🙂

But in all seriousness, he’s got to go. A cough like that could be really serious, or it could be easily fixable with a prescription. Or it could be nothing and you can stop worrying. Either way, it’s worth a trip. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I can only get him to go when something is really wrong, but he knows that since I never tell him what to do, when I put my foot down on going somewhere or doing something then I am really serious and he usually does what I ask. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Fiance had the same thing before he moved in with me. It turns out the room that he was in in his parent’s house had mold under the carpet and it was just exacerbating the cough from all the time he spent in there and from sleeping with it as well.

He did go to the doctor, but has been fine since he moved in with me 🙂 It could be something like that as well.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Is there a time of day he coughs more than others?

Does he wake up in the middle of the night coughing?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

yeah I get that cough where I cough after eating food. totally random.  partly psychological partly food/reflux related.  It’s really nothing.  Ya just never know though. Can it wait until his next check up?  Gotta be less than 12 months away right?  I’d a. google it, b. call a nurse hotline, c. wait a month see what happens, d. walk in clinic? e. real dr. appt.  Those options seem innocent enough so his maninless isn’t hurt by going in for a tiny thing – guys are like that!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had the cough and it was reflux related and started taking prilosec which took care of it in a couple of days. If I hadn’t started the prilosec it could have turned into a hole in my esophagus. The cough could also just be allergies, something that Zyrtec would take care of. Both easy fixes but the one could have been a major issue. When is his next check up scheduled (you said he gets them regularly because of his line of work so I’m wondering if it’s soon?)? If it is coming up I’d go with him and mention it to the doctor. My mom taught me to be a bully when it comes to health though Laughing

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