As soon as Edith Arnu picks up the phone to testify for this article, she is immediately seized with a violent fit of coughing.
"Ah the phone, it's terrible,"
she manages to breathe.
She stops to drink and picks up the receiver again, her voice strangled, trying to master this umpteenth fit of the day.
A phone call in the image of what she experiences on a daily basis.
Edith Arnu suffers from chronic refractory or unexplained cough, and two years ago created the association of chronic coughers ATC.
The cough can occur anytime, anywhere, sometimes going as far as an outrageous explosion;
bending down, laughing, on the phone, in confined spaces, in the car, in restaurants, at the theatre, in places of worship….
But contrary to what many people think, it is not possible to control yourself.
We consulted for this and tried many treatments without success, nothing helped, and it is not in the head.
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