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jrc1963 posted 3/16/2014 15:43 PM

I have had a Upper Respiratory thing now going on at least 6 weeks now... I have taken Mucinex for the chest and Zyrtec during the day for the nasal congestion and Benadryl at night...

I have a very chesty barky kinda cough.

I have a very slight temp... if you can call 99.6 a temp. I usually run below 98.6 when I'm healthy... so I feel crappy.

This is just not going away...

NaiveAgain posted 3/16/2014 17:34 PM

jrc, you may have an infection that needs the help of an antibiotic to clear up. If you have had it that long and are running a slightly higher temp, I would see a doctor.

jrc1963 posted 3/16/2014 17:45 PM

I've decided if I can't get in to see my Primary Dr tomorrow I'm going to urgent care... I've had enough of this crap!

little turtle posted 3/16/2014 18:01 PM

Good decision. Get some meds for whatever you have!! Hope you feel better soon.

purplejacket4 posted 3/16/2014 21:38 PM

I think you have waited FAR too long to go.

jrc1963 posted 3/16/2014 21:41 PM

Dr. PJ... I agree!

tushnurse posted 3/17/2014 09:11 AM

I second Dr. PJ, if your Dr's office does not have the ability to do a chest Xray, you may be better off going to an UC to they can check if you have a pneumonia.

The respiratory bugs this winter seem to create a lingering cough, reactive airway syndrome, and while you may not need antibiotics, you may need an inhaler or steroids to get you over the hump.

Good luck.

jrc1963 posted 3/17/2014 10:58 AM

I am going today at 3pm.... I guess she'll take a listen and decide if I need xrays... I hope not.

I was thinking inhaler too... I got winded today just doing a few light chores and taking a shower.

jrc1963 posted 3/17/2014 15:11 PM

I'm back from the Drs.

Dx - Bronchitis...

Rx - Zpak, Predinsone and inhaler...

Haven't picked up the meds yet because the Pharmacy at Wal-mart is super slow.... so I'm waiting a few hours to go in.

tushnurse posted 3/17/2014 15:15 PM

Yippee!!! Even if it were pneumonia the tx would be the same.

Feel better soon.

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 3/17/2014 15:18 PM

Bummer. Feel better soon! (((jrc)))

jrc1963 posted 3/17/2014 15:44 PM

At least I'm on spring break... with time to just kick back and chill.

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