Hi, I'm Jake - and yes, I'm new here!
Since the first week of October I began to develop a cough/cold where I'd be coughing up yellow mucus, and blowing it out of my nose. After a few weeks, the colour went and the mucus I was blowing out of my nose was see-through. This turned into a mild "cough", very mild, it was just me coughing every now and then but it wouldn't go away, so I went to see the GP who prescribed me antibiotics.
The course of antibiotics helped, but I still had a cough so was prescribed another course of antibiotics. This also helped, but a few days later it came back. Now I've been given my 3rd course of another antibiotic.
I was given a chest x-ray, which turned out to be normal. My chest had crackling heard from my left lung, which the doctor says is mostly an infection. Over the last few days, I've been waking up every morning with heavy wheezing, more than I've ever had in my life. This only happens at night, however, I do wheeze during the day also, but manage to control the symptoms. When I wheeze I can feel it coming from my left lung, and have slight upper back pain (not sure if muscular or something else) randomly, every now and then too.
Any help? Any ideas on what this could be? It's really affecting my life negatively and I just pray something can be done about it. I'm a 21 year old male, never smoked, used blue salbutamol inhaler for the last 10 years maybe about once a week if required, however, since October I've been using mostly up-to 3-6 times a day, and gone through a few inhalers.
Symptoms: Wheezing (especially when waking up), coughing up yellow coloured mucus, irregular back pain. Chest X-ray came out normal, I've been asked to give a sputum sample and getting the results for that in a few days. On-going since October, severity has been alternating. Some days I'm fine, some days worse, last few days have been the worst.