I started getting a chest cold on the 20th April. The weekend before I had flu like symptoms that set off my asthma so my doctor started me on a dose of steroids on the 19th. From the 20th I was coughing up phlegm and my sinuses where completely congested. I also had pressure in my ears and I lost my voice. I tried to last it out but on Monday the 25th I went to the GP. Without even listening yo my chest, he said I had a chest infection and gave me a week's worth of Cefalexin which finishes tomorrow. My sinuses have improved with steaming and irrigation but still are producing thick green mucus. I still have a bad cough and a wheeze but I haven't been coughing up much until today when I started coughing up the thick grey mucus again like last weekend though not as much. Yesterday I had the sensation that I was choking so I went to the walk in clinic. The nurse seems to think it is just my asthma and gave me another course of steroids. I am not so sure and wonder if there is still infection remaining. I am still ill. I still have a crokey voice. I have started coughing to the point of vomiting. My inhalers (symbicort and ventolin) don't seem to help. Should I wait until Tuesday when the GP surgery opens again or do I tryand get an out of hours appointment? Even if I did, what more could they do? This is not fun. I have two kids who are sick of their mum being ill. 😥
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