Had a cold last week and felt rotten like you do.
At the weekend I got "the cough" went to gp on Monday and got anti b's and a 5 day course of steroids . Told I am wheezesy but no crackles so no infection.
Well here I am at 2.30 am on Thursday coughing myself silly.
Should I go back to GP? My stomach and back ache like crazy due to the coughing.
I don't want to block an appointment slot, if there is nothing they can do.
I am a 71 years young, retired, male. Survived two strokes in 2009, multiple bouts of pneumonia, and (end of life)stage emphysema. Currently on 5L oxy, 24/7. Minimum activity will take my pulse/ox to low 80/upper 70. I have to immediately stop to recover back to mid 90. We are considering a move back to our home area in the Omaha, NE region. What challenges will I face in the change in altitude, pressure, air quality, dryness, etc.
Appreciate any comments, input.
It just so happens he owns a sleep study lab . I had a very comprehensive 2 night sleep study done at a reputable hospital a little over 2 years ago by my sleep doctor. I suspect I am going to cancel my sleep study and appointment with this doctor and find another lung doctor.
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