Crackles

Hi to all, Does anyone have crackles when they are lay down in bed and are trying to get to sleep? I get them when I am breathing through my mouth, but dont hear them durting the day. I went to Dr and he said to have a chest X-ray and blood tests done, which I have had, but will not find out till next week.

Regards murphy50

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Hello murphy50
My pulm and other doctor's said that it is common for us sarkies to have that crackling in our lungs both laying down and standing up. They didn't say, but I think it might be the granulomatous that are in our lungs. Nice huh?
Nikki

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This is typically a sign of scaring and fibrosis, the stage that comes after the granulomas. I would get it checked.
God Bless You! Doug

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Yes , I get this noise when sleeping...sometimes I don't hear it until I have been laying down awhile...and more when on my back....sometimes it wakes me up....I told the ENT about the noise..I told her that I wear earplugs because my husband snores so bad..she said when you wear ear plugs you hear your body sounds more clearly...if I have been sleeping awhile and wake up, if I take the ear plugs out I still hear it...it does worry me sometimes...I also get the hiccups allot.....I have heard that is a sign too....

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I wouldn't describe what I've heard as crackles, more as a rattling sound, so I may be way off base here. I am one of those people who experiences very dry eyes and mouth. Because of this there isn't the normal amount of moisture running down into my stomach and respiratory tract. Saliva is alkaline so one result is acid reflux. In the respiratory tract the mucous there gets so dry it has rattled and bubbled at times. I think most of the time when I cough it's because mucus is too thickened to get out by itself. All of this is most prominent at night when I tend to mouth breathe. The good news is Biotene mouth spray (a saliva replacement) has been helping me with multiple issues including the rattling and cough. I don't have enough experience to know if you're describing the same thing but if it seems to apply to you the spray is worth a try and is very inexpensive. As I understand it there are drugs that increase saliva production in some people and thus thin respiratory mucous as well. If none of this applies to you my apologies and be well.

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Yep I have the crackles or the gurgles when I sleep too. It has woke me at times. Usually when mine starts up its time for my allbuterol and nebulizer treatments. It is annoying.

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Hi to All, Many thanks for replying to my post, I have taken it on board for when I go to see my Dr for my results.

murphy50

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I had that before and after I had a bronchial infection. My pulmonologist prescribed an antibiotic which cleared up the infection but the crackles continued. When I called about that he had me take 40mgs of pred for 5 days which upset me because I had tapered down to 10mgs every other day. The crackles are gone for now. I am glad you raised this subject. The replys have had a lot of useful linfo. Liz

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Good afternoon to you all, I posted a question about crackles which I have,

I went to see my Dr about them and he sent me for a X-ray. My results are back the Dr's Secretary has just phoned to tell to come to surgery on Monday to talk about my x-ray?

now its got me thinking, my mind it on overload till monday ha ha ha

Regards Murph50

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Just once: About to fall asleep when loud rales (crackles) started along with coughing up pink foam.
This was on a Saturday night in the middle of a good old Minnesota blizzard.
I tried not to cough, went to bed and stayed ina half-sitting position. Much better in the a.m. and on Monday all tests were okay. It has never happened again. ???

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Hi All, Went to see Dr and he told me that my x-ray I had last week and the last one I had done in July 09. There is Significant changes, so I have to go back to Hospital to see my Chest Specialist ( Dr Owen).

Got to up my pred from tomorrow, So looks like its comin back again??

Regards Murph50

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