I am a 23 yr old female. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant. Prior to me becoming pregnant my doctor had diagnosed me with Bronchitis and acknowledged me my asthma has came back. I ended up taking two antibiotics which ultimately cleared up the infection and green mucus, however not the constant cough, chest and nasal congestion. The mucus is clear and sometimes loose and other times I will cough it up and it seems to be chunky. I use my albuterol inhaler often due to not being able to breathe with the cough and congestion, I constantly feel that my chest is tight. I have also taken 2 more antibiotics hoping it would clear up but it has not. Also, my original doctor wanted to do a chest x-ray but chose not to due to me being newly pregnant and unfortunately I have had to switch doctors in the process. The doctor that I have now said my lugs sound clear and I should not be worried about the cough and there would be no point in going for a chest X-ray because he "knows" it will come back normal. I want to believe him but if it comes back normal why do I have theses problems? I have had this cough pestering me all day, all night for the past 5 months now. I'm at my wits end with it. I am miserable and not sure what to do next. Is this something that I can't get over because I am expecting or should I be finding another doctor because I feel like this one isn't helping me. Any information and advice would be appreciated.
Any cough that lasts for 5 months requires further investigation now, pregnant or not. If you have lost confidence in your doctor, you should seek consultation with another doctor. Being chronically ill with respiratory disease cannot be good for you or your baby. This could be asthma and/or bronchitis but you will need a careful exam and probably have to have a chest X-ray.
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