A chronic cough or persistent cough may occur as a symptom of ME/CFS.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- 2001, In a Belgian study, 35.2% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 39.2% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported persistent cough.
Potential causes[edit | edit source]
- GERD, a common comorbidity of ME/CFS.
- Sick building syndrome
- Side effect of tricyclic antidepressants
Potential treatments[edit | edit source]
- Antacids and/or proton pump inhibitors (to relieve cough from GERD)
- Cough medicines: antitussives and expectorants
References[edit | edit source]
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.