My doctors keep giving me antibiotic after antibiotic (I am seeing a gp and a pulmonary Dr.) after I got pneumonia in January. I also have asthma. They have changed my meds, I've had 5 rounds of antibiotics since January, I've been to allergy testing, and none of these things have managed to help me much. So, last week I asked one of the Dr.'s for a new x-ray since it had been a few months. When he showed it to me, there was a cloudy area and the dr. said it was probably the pneumonia and gave me yet another antibiotic. I can clearly see that I have a pleural effusion, I have all the symptoms, but my dr. says he really doesn't know what it is for sure and sent me on my way. How can I insist on getting this drained! If I go to Emergency care, would they figure it out? Would they understand what I need? I just don't know what to say to my Dr. to get him to do something about my condition. It's brought my life to a standstill because of the severity of the shortness of breath, and also my family - they have to do so much more because I just can't. I can't go another week with this condition, can someone give me advice on how to get me fixed once and for all? It's very hard to talk to the pulmonary Dr., as he is always booked, and my gp sees me when I need him, but it seems as if he's waiting for the pulmonary Dr. to do something...Help! I'm stuck in the middle and still the same!
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