have had a virus for the last 8 days,went to Drs yesterday, saw one who I have never seen before as my practise now only does pre bookable about 3 weeks away, when I wish to have a double with my own specific gp or same day, take who ever is available.
Anyway,she said chest was clear,just viral, rest fluids etc.
Trouble is,, I know myself and I know that once I am coughing like this I wont get better, just worse
Every time I get a virus, I end up with some sort of chest complaint that goes on for months.
Last time, I ended up in A&E in the middle of the night with severe chest pain, but that turned out to be costochondritis.
Eventually after much begging I got a 7 day course of prednisolone
I would rather not wait for months as I am not sleeping at all as when I go to bed I cough for hours, finally get off and then get woken with chest pain, and I also become completely incontinent every time I get a bad chest and it usually takes a few weeks after I have recovered for my bladder to return to normal
The drs wont give me anything untill someone from the lupus unit emails them and I usually contact the nurse, but this can take weeks
As I have recently changed consultant I wondered if emailing his secretary and asking for someone to contact my gp, might be a good idea.
How would I go about finding out the secreary,s email?
I am under Prof Khamashta