I had developed a cold and thought it was gone. I came down with a cough and just a cough at first but then it started to break up and the coughs turned productive. My coughing continued and sometimes turning into a coughing fit. My ribs started hurting to the point where I couldn't sleep. Painkillers didn't seem to help. I went to the ER and the did a chest x-ray and said it wasn't pneumonia. They gave me cough medicine with codene, an in-haler and an antibiotic (z-pack) I took the antibiotics for the five days without any relief. I went to my PCP and he said it most likely was bronchitis and gave me another type of 5 day antibiotic. I have finished those five and still no relief and I am taking up to 1000mg of ibuprofen before I get relief. Acetaminofen doesn't help at all. It does feel like the pain is in my ribs but isn't going away and I have stopped coughing for the most part for the last 3-4 days. Do need to go back to my dr. or will the pain go away - it is mostly concentrated under my right breast.
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