Okay Soylent users, I am having a strange cough that comes and goes. I very rarely get colds, and when I do, I know the signs. This is NOT a deep, hacking cough, like the onset of heavy chest cold or early bronchitis. This is more of a nuisance cough, that seems to flare-up, go away, and then flare-up again. It is nothing serious enough that I say to myself, “get your ass to a doctor”. In fact, I just had a regular check up, and sure enough, I didn’t have the cough/symptom during the day before, during, or day after my visit.
Now, I am thinking there is a link to the Soylent…but not in the sense that you might first think. I am not having acid reflux, and the cough is not being triggered (I don’t believe) by drinking the Soylent. I am starting to wonder if it is from breathing in the very fine Soylent powder mixture, as I am preparing the meal. The mixture is such a fine powder, that no matter how careful I am, some of the Soylent “dust” becomes airborne when I am preparing a meal. Some of it happens when I first open the bag, but most occurs when pouring the package (however carefully) into the Takeya pitcher.
Is it possible I am having an allergic reaction to the airborne Soylent dust fines??
Has anyone else had a similar, recurring low-grade cough that comes and goes?