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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsAllergies · 1 decade ago

Been sick over a week. Chest tightness. Dry cough.?

So I have been sick over a week now. I recently drove from a cold climate to a warm climate (florida) and started to get ill. I thought it was asthma, coughing, chest tightness, out of breath. So I went to my dr before I left and he gave me an inhaler (ventolin hfa) he did not even do tests for asthma. So I got to FL and this cough thing got worse. I went to the e.r. 3 times because I could not breate and I still cant well. My inhaler does not really do anything. I have been on robitussin dm for like 5 days now, two teaspoons ever 4 hours. I just finished a medrol dose pack, i am on amixicillan and xanax because I have bad anxiety. I was using a z-pak but then when I went back I switched to the amoxicillan. I cant even really sleep well at night because I cant breathe. I can breathe through my nose (thank you afrin, i know it's bad, but whatever) but it feels shaallow and tight and this stupid cough wont go away. Any suggestions and help would be fantastic. I am a 21 year old female. no fever. (low grade 99.00) smokes cigarettes socially (has not since this crap started) does not drink. I don't know what to do. I just cant get rid of post nasal drip, i am also taking loratidine tablets

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Please go to your doctor and ask him to access your peak flow. you blow into this tube and it gives your lung capacity. I actually had the same symptoms as yourself on monday eve and had to go to hospital. I was given oxygen and my breathing soon stabilized. My problem was caused by an allergy to fabric softener ive developed recently. Hospital prescribed a 5 day course of steriods as it was my airways had closed. This is my 2nd day and im remarkably much better. I also had the tight cough you mention and when i ate the food felt like it was sticking in my chest. Please get yourself checked asap. Let me know how you get on. Good Luck. Annie xx

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Maybe you are allergic to something inside? So see a specialist ... don't guess or consider the what if's. Really, it's time to find out what the issue is. Good luck!

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