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  • Posted By: savon19
  • November 3, 2006
  • 09:09 PM

I've never had bronchitis - just thought it was a bad cold. I avoid doctors like the plague (so to speak!), but a co-worker got sick of hearing me cough & suggested I see doc. He diagnosed bronchitis & gave me z-pac of anti-biotics. (Later, after reading on net, rarely is bronchitis caused by bacteria!!)

So I continued to cough my head off for the next week or so with the accompanying running nose, etc. Thing is, most of the symptoms have passed (except for small cough) - but I have HORRIBLE pain on right side extending from front to back. Again, after some research, I think it may be due to damage to chest wall from the extensive coughing. (Hindsight: the doc Should have given me strong cough medicine instead of anti-biotics...)

I guess there's nothing now to do about this except wait it out? :confused:

I also learned that once you ever get bronchitis, you are more prone to get it!

This has been a solid 2 weeks of pain & misery... And the worst part has been this "aftermath" of pain in chest. Just a note to anyone who is diagnosed with bronchitis...

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