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Symptoms?
Jan 13, 2005
I am a bit worried right now about lung cancer...(even had a bad dream last night that i had it...)
I had a cold at the beginning of Dec....it went away but the coughing didn't...it is deep in my chest with a lot of phlegm. i went to my doc just before Christmas and he put me on Advair inhaler but that caused my heart to race and me to shake...so he put me on qvar...i have been using that for about 3 weeks now...not helping at all. ( last year i had this as well..not this bad and the inhaler worked)
I started to feel worse last week...dizzy and a lot of chest pain..mostly on the left...not always while i am breathing...sometime just a throbbing pain...
so i went to the walk- in clinic...the doc there listened to my chest and put me on antibiotics...he did a swab for Strep and whooping cough..and did mention walking pneumonia...
i have been on the antibiotics for about a week now and am actually feeling worse. So i went back to my doc the other day...he has set up a chest x-ray for tomorrow and i need to give sputum (sp??) sample...which i am having a problem with. I just can't get myself to bring the phlegm up! it grosses me out!!!
Last night the coughing was so bad it made me throw up....
just can't stop coughing....
my breathing is short little breaths or i just cough...my chest aches...my headaches...and very tired
I am scared...
I am 32 years old (female) I don't smoke(never have) but I grew up with my parents..and eventually my brother all smoking. When i was young i was always ill with ear infections...strep throat and tonsillitis. Had a lot of bad coughs in which i was put on codeine for as a child.
I am also adopted so i don't know about my past family history and cancer.
any advice would be great...or just words to calm me down...
thank you...
prayers and thoughts with you all...

twiggy





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