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really bronchitis or misdiagnosis?

Hi, im new on here. About a week ago I woke up with a high fever that lasted for 24hrs. All of my kids had the same, I was the last to get it. I noticed that day that I was having trouble getting a deep breath. A few days later the inability of getting a deep breathe was still present so I quit smoking. After 2 full days of not smoking, or having the urge to due to not being able to breathe, I went to the doctor. There he told me it sounded like anxiety, offered me a prescription for xanax, which I turned down and that was that. An hour later I was still having a difficult time so I went to the ER. They did blood tests for blood clots, blood cell counts and so one as well as a breathing treatment, an IV steroid and a chest xray. Everything came back normal and clear so they diagnosed me with bronchitis and gave me prednisone and proair inhaler. This morning I woke up with a pain in my upper back, around shoulder blade, still hard time breathing deep breaths and an excruciating headache. Is it possible I have a missed pulmonary embolism or is this intact how bronchitis is diagnosed and acts? I forgot to mention I have NO cough...only when using inhaler. Thank you!
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Pulmonary Embolism would not show on a chest X-ray. You would need a Cat Scan or a V/Q Scan. In the ER were you oxygenating well? Does the inhaler reduce your shortness of breath? Are you coughing up sputum?
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I really hope you are still active on this site.. I'm going through the EXACT same situation as you and I'm wondering if everything cleared up and how long it took? Thanks
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