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Here is a summary of what I've had done in the last few weeks...

About 2.5 weeks ago: Experiencing shortness of breath, so I go to the walk-in clinic. Doctor diagnoses bronchitis and puts me on Biaxin for a week.

1 week later: Still feel no different after a week on biaxin, have trouble breathing and sleeping at night, so I go back to the clinic. Different doctor says I likely just reacted to the Biaxin because it's so strong, and that some Gravol will help me feel better later on.

Next night: Still have trouble breathing, so I go to the emergency room (lost all confidence in doctors at the clinic), and the doctor there says my lungs are clear, but that I just have some lingering after-effects. He put me on Salbutamol to take when needed.

Next night: Still have trouble breathing, this time with tightness in my upper chest, so I go back to the ER. Different doctor there does a chest x-ray, and that showed no pneumonia, but she said my bronchial tubes were inflamed, and that Flovent would help. She put me on that for a week of one puff, twice a day...and an appointment a week later to follow up with my family doctor.

This past Friday: Follow up with family doctor. I felt fine earlier in the week, but just a night or two before the appointment, I started having the shortness of breath again. He told me my lungs are clear too, but tripled my Flovent dosage and told me to follow up in a week.

It's Monday night, and I feel no better than I did before I went on Biaxin. I'm still coughing up phlegm, yet according to the doctors, the Biaxin did its job in clearing my lungs.

It's weird...I can tell I'm getting a deep breath in when I take one, but I just don't have the sensation like I am getting a deep breath. What is going on? Why is this taking so long to go away?
[QUOTE=Van_27]Here is a summary of what I've had done in the last few weeks...

About 2.5 weeks ago: Experiencing shortness of breath, so I go to the walk-in clinic. Doctor diagnoses bronchitis and puts me on Biaxin for a week.

1 week later: Still feel no different after a week on biaxin, have trouble breathing and sleeping at night, so I go back to the clinic. Different doctor says I likely just reacted to the Biaxin because it's so strong, and that some Gravol will help me feel better later on.

Next night: Still have trouble breathing, so I go to the emergency room (lost all confidence in doctors at the clinic), and the doctor there says my lungs are clear, but that I just have some lingering after-effects. He put me on Salbutamol to take when needed.

Next night: Still have trouble breathing, this time with tightness in my upper chest, so I go back to the ER. Different doctor there does a chest x-ray, and that showed no pneumonia, but she said my bronchial tubes were inflamed, and that Flovent would help. She put me on that for a week of one puff, twice a day...and an appointment a week later to follow up with my family doctor.

This past Friday: Follow up with family doctor. I felt fine earlier in the week, but just a night or two before the appointment, I started having the shortness of breath again. He told me my lungs are clear too, but tripled my Flovent dosage and told me to follow up in a week.

It's Monday night, and I feel no better than I did before I went on Biaxin. I'm still coughing up phlegm, yet according to the doctors, the Biaxin did its job in clearing my lungs.

It's weird...I can tell I'm getting a deep breath in when I take one, but I just don't have the sensation like I am getting a deep breath. What is going on? Why is this taking so long to go away?[/QUOTE]





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