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WWYD- Doctor? Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Jan '13

So... I have pretty decent bronchitis right. Going on 3 weeks. I bark when I cough and sounds like a seal. It's really nasty and deep. I have phlegm that is brownish green, although it rarely comes up, even though I try. I choke on it, and it completely blocks my airway and I'm fighting for air for a few seconds. I also cough so violently that I'm constantly peeing on myself (and need to wear a pad), and I've thrown up twice.

I've been to urgent care twice, and the ER once (breathing treatment).

Got a shot of antibiotics, and a scrip for Z pack. Finished it.
Got a shot of steroids, and finished a scrip of prednisone.
Got scrip for tessalon pearls for cough, finished it
Got advair inhaler, which I also finished

Been taking mucinex, cough syrup, and advil (for the intense pressure and pain in my head and chest when I cough.

wtf do I do now? I'm still having issues, and I can hear a TON of wheezing and rattling around when I breath in and out.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
8th Jan '13

Get lung X-rays done
It could be pneumonia

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5680 posts
8th Jan '13

I just heard whooping cough is going around bad right now. Maybe ask the Dr if it could be that.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" Get lung X-rays done It could be pneumonia"


I had them done at the ER, and they said everything was fine... but with as much stuff is sitting there in my lungs, I dont know how I could be fine, to be honest. I went there 10 days ago. I wonder if it's gotten any worse?

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23029 posts
8th Jan '13

Do you have a doctor? If so I would make an appointment and see what they say.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting Jays*Mama:" I just heard whooping cough is going around bad right now. Maybe ask the Dr if it could be that."


You think the antibiotics would have knocked that out though? I heard that's whats given, and I got vax'd against it after Liv was born almost 2 years ago

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie.:</b>" I had them done at the ER, and they said everything was fine... but with as much stuff is sitting there ... [snip!] ... there in my lungs, I dont know how I could be fine, to be honest. I went there 10 days ago. I wonder if it's gotten any worse?"</blockquote>




It can get bad pretty fast
I've had pneumonia 4 times and it always takes forever to go away

★ASHLEY★ 17 kids; Michigan 1274 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" Do you have a doctor? If so I would make an appointment and see what they say."</blockquote>



^^ good luck!

melissa_83 Due December 20; 3 kids; New York 1297 posts
8th Jan '13

Different antibiotic the zpack didnt work...they use clarithromyacin sp??? alot for bronchitis

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ellie.:</b>" I had them done at the ER, and they said everything ... [snip!] ... any worse?"</blockquote> It can get bad pretty fast I've had pneumonia 4 times and it always takes forever to go away"


Does this sound like similar symptoms? What was the treatment you got?

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" Do you have a doctor? If so I would make an appointment and see what they say."


I dont... I'd have to pick one through my HMO, and that takes a few weeks to start.... and I dont have any time off work anymore. Ugh

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting melissa_83:" Different antibiotic the zpack didnt work...they use clarithromyacin sp??? alot for bronchitis"


That's what I was thinking... that the antibiotic wasn't strong enough.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
8th Jan '13

Definitely sounds like its more than just bronchitis. I think.whooping.cough is the one where you sound like a seal right? If not I would say pneumonia. Hope whatever it is goes away soon, sounds absolutely miserable.

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
8th Jan '13

I had a cold like that last year. The only thing that helped was liquid codeine with promethazine. Codeine is a cough suppressant. I also had to take a course of anti fungals and use my albuterol 4 times a day.

CountingBlue+3 3 kids; Bridgeton, MO, United States 3573 posts
status 8th Jan '13

I would try to get some stronger antibiotics, and see if they will give you the steroids at the same time, like a double whammy to knock out the inflammation in your lungs and the infection. Also, has no one offered you an Albuterol/Xopenex rescue inhaler? If you are wheezing, that should help you breathe a little easier. I really hope you feel better soon, it sucks to have such a bad cough, you can't relax and get rest like you need to!