Hi, I have had a chest infection for 5 weeks I've had amoxicillan for 7 days and pred for a month tapering course. I was starting to feel better until last friday when I started coughing badly again and short of breath
I went to the doctors today and lets just say my treatment was appalling, she told me its just a long virus and she has had it for 5 weeks to and there is nothing they can do. She told me I have brittle asthma which I haven't actually been diagnosed with my notes just say severe.
She told I was taking to much pred and I shouldn't be tapering even though cons recommended it and advised on the tapering dose, and she went on and on about the side effects of pred, and how I would have osteoperosis in the near future.
I was actually in tears by the time I left as she also refused to refer me to another hospital that specialises in infection and accsued me of throwing my toys out of the pram (her exact words) when I told her my reason.
So I still have a really bad cough no antibiotics and just told its because my lungs are brittle"
I have another pack of amoxicillan at home wondering if I should just start that
p.s. sorry about the italics not sure why that happened