I have asthma. In October, I developed an upper respiratory infection that caused swollen lymph nodes in my neck and an ear infection/sore throat, and later on a cough. The cough has hung on since then. I have had two chest x-rays, which have come back negative. My doctor put me on a course of prednisone, which did nothing.
The cough brings up a foaming white phlegm, and sometimes causes heart palpitations. Ever since then, I have had chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting spells, weakness, back pain, a worseneing cough, low grade fever, chills, rash on my belly or chest, and nausea. The swollen lymph nodes have also returned. My doctor says I have bronchitis/walking pneumonia and put me on doxycycline on tuesday, but I am not feeling any better. I only have one day of antibiotics left. I can't breathe unless I take my rescue inhaler, which is not normal for me ( I can hear a lot of wheezing and whistling).
hello, I saw ur post and u sound like u are having similar problems to me, I have been having problems with sinus and upper respiratory infections for almost 2 years and its driving me crazy! I have had countless courses of antibiotics and am now on singulair for asthma, i blow yellow stuff from my nose almost every morning and then it all seems to go on my chest, my chest literally aches sometimes especially in the cold air outside, i am at a bit of a loss what to do, my doctor is basically sick of me, or thats the impression i got last time. sometimes my phlegm is yellowy green and sometimes seems white and frothy. sorry i cant help u answer ur question but i do sympathize with youx
im on my second course of doxycycline and my dr. put me on a nebulizer. I am not coughing up phlegm anymore, but still don't feel better. Still sometimes feel like i am suffocating at night and am easily short of breath and get chest pain and fatigue from very little activity. Still getting chest or abdominal rashes and chills.
I wonder if we might have a fungal or viral infection. My dr. told me that if I don't get better he might have to do a CT scan or a sputum culture. Did they ever do that on you?
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