I have a history of sinus infection. 2 years ago I had sinus surgery. It helped for about 1 year but now I have sinus problems about 2 times a year. The one I am fighting now has been on going for over a month. I have been coughing up real thick phlegm which is not colored. This would go on for 1 -3 hours a night. I went to the Dr. and he took a X-ray of my sinuses and a chest X-ray. He put me on 5 day Zithromax, and mucinex, and that helped a little, but then the cough came back full blown. I went into the ER and was sent home with cough mediceine with codiene, and 10 days of Levaquin. (One night I was coughing so bad I grabbed my husband inhaler (Albuteral) That stopped my coughing almost instantly. So I have been using that at night If I start to cough. ) But the phlegm has never gotten thinner. I finished the Levaquin yesterday and felt pretty good. At least I could sleep for 6 hours. Before I was getting 3-4 hours of sleep at night. Today it all seems to be starting over again. I have been coughing up Phlegm for about an hour now. I feel that there is something else going on with me. The chest X-ray showed that I didn't have pneumonia. Is there some tests or another kind of Dr. I should be going to see? I have no faith in the ear, nose and throat Dr. that did my surgery. I can't keep getting this 2 -3 time a year. Please give me some advice as to what my next step should be. The Drs. around here just keep sending me home with a different antibiotic.
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