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What would you say I'm sick with?

Asked by Feta (925points) February 25th, 2014 from iPhone

I’ve already been to a doctor but his diagnosis wasn’t exactly clear. He said I had fluid in my lungs and prescribed Prednisolone and Augmentin along with my inhaler for preexisting asthma. So from previous experience…I’m guessing pneumonia?

I don’t feel extremely “sick”, it’s just difficult to breathe and painful as well and so when I try it becomes more like heaving. I’m exhausted and I have a headache, getting up, even sitting up, causes me to cough and feel breathless.
What concerns me is that I’m taking this medication that’s supposed to help loosen the apparent mucus in my lungs but I haven’t coughed up anything. Also because I’m
not even wheezing, the cough sounds more like croup and my condition hasn’t much improved in the past two days.

My doctor said I should be able to go back to school tomorrow but I’m not so sure I’m going to be up to it. I can’t walk into another room without feeling exhausted and out of breath.

Also, my inhaler makes me feel worse, I get shaky and dizzy and I feel like passing out.

So what do you think?
To me it feels more like a perpetual asthma attack but the doctor said he heard rattling…

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