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Old 02-14-2019, 05:54 AM   #26
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Re: "Vegas cough"

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It is dry and the hospital I went to (New london, Connecticut) is infamously bad. Left feeling like he didnt look into everything. Gonna follow up with primary care doctor.
Gotcha. I have a feeling they`re going to refer you to a Pulmonologist even if they figure out exactly what it is. Hopefully not, sometimes it can take a few weeks to get an appointment with specialists like that, and it`ll also be more of a pain in the ass.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:43 PM   #27
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Re: "Vegas cough"

heh. Welcome to my life.

That wouldn't have even registered with me as an unusual presenting complaint.

Our health care system is so ****ed up that I AM the primary doctor most of the time.

"It is dry and the hospital I went to (New london, Connecticut) is infamously bad. Left feeling like he didnt look into everything. Gonna follow up with primary care doctor. "

He/she made sure you didn't have pneumonia and (probably) not a lung tumor. Your symptoms didn't go along with a primary cardiac problem, and PE seemed very unlikely given your history. Reflux can cause a cough, although you see it more often in kids. Prilosec is essentially harmless (in the short term) and might help. If you have some sort of allergic problem, that's not going to be sorted out in the ER, if ever. If your symptoms persist, a primary, followed by a pulmonary referral, would be the next step - which you almost certainly won't need.

Looks like pretty good care.

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Old 02-16-2019, 02:06 PM   #28
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Re: "Vegas cough"

Hobbes...a comphrensive response however...your screen name gives me pause “Life is nasty, brutal and short” is a helluva motto for a doctor...though not necessarily inaccurate
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:06 PM   #29
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Wrong Hobbes.

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Old 02-17-2019, 10:43 AM   #30
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Vegas is a very dusty and dry place... it doesn't help that the neon project is in full swing. I'd say you're experiencing a combination of that.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:47 PM   #31
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Wrong Hobbes.

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This Hobbes ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_and_Hobbes#Hobbes

"From Calvin's point of view, Hobbes is an anthropomorphic tiger, much larger than Calvin and full of independent attitudes and ideas. When the perspective shifts to any other character, readers see merely a stuffed animal, usually seated at an off-kilter angle and blankly staring into space. The true nature of the character is never resolved, instead as Watterson describes, a 'grown-up' version of reality is juxtaposed against Calvin's, with the reader left to "decide which is truer."


"Hobbes is named after the 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who held what Watterson describes as "a dim view of human nature." He typically exhibits a greater understanding of consequences than Calvin, although rarely intervenes in Calvin's activities beyond a few oblique warnings. The friendship between the two characters provides the core dynamic of the strip. "
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:50 PM   #32
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he probably didn't. he didn't say you're definitely fine, he said go to your primary doctor and get a referral to a specialist.

he might have been annoyed that you went to the emergency room for something that is two years old.

emergency room is like "I NEED DOCTOR RIGHT NOW OR I'LL DIE" not really for "I've had a nagging cough since Trump got elected"

let that be a lesson to all the readers out there! the ER is not your walk-in one stop medical shop!
Maybe the POTUS can simply declare it an emergency ....
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:58 PM   #33
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It is dry and the hospital I went to (New london, Connecticut) is infamously bad. Left feeling like he didnt look into everything. Gonna follow up with primary care doctor.
If you are not in Las Vegas, it ain't "Vegas Cough".

Maybe Connecticut Croup ?

Bridgeport Bronchitis ?

Hamden Hack ?

New Haven Pneumonia ?
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:06 PM   #34
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Gzesh - yup.

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Old 02-17-2019, 07:22 PM   #35
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I started looking into the background on the deal with casinos releasing scents through the HVAC systems. There`s still an ongoing battle with this practice because of how toxic some of them are. I really hope the OP`s cough has nothing to do with this. Here`s a link below to one of the articles, but if you google the subject matter you can find plenty more.

https://www.national-toxic-encephalo.../toxic-hotels/
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:50 AM   #36
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I heard of someone dying from the hvac at Aria. Not sure if it's related.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:59 AM   #37
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I heard of someone dying from the hvac at Aria. Not sure if it's related.
Did it fall on them?
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:12 PM   #38
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Lived in Vegas last year for 6 months and was basically in the Casinos most of the day. About a month in I developed a gnarly cough that basically never went away til I moved. Guess its probably the cigs, perfumes they spray, and dry/dusty air. Went to the doc and got some meds for it, but it never truly subsided.
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