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Can you list what medications you are taking right now?
Are you taking any antibiotics besides levaquin?
i finished all of the 5 day treatment of levaquin about 2 weeks ago. in my last section i listed all meds i am currently on, none being antibiotics.
so what is bothering you is your coughing and the vomitting, is that what is your question?
And, what medication are you given specifically for cough?
I have to ask - when you work in the pizza place - do YOU make or work with the dough?
the coughing is violent and regular. and the vomiting is conjoined with it. so yes those are the primary symptoms bugging me. i have taken varying levels of benzonatate, promethazine, and muscinex dm. none have been helpful except for the dm and that was only mildly effective and felt short term
and no i am a delivery driver
Do you even walk through where the flour is?
Have you had a CT scan of the chest?
yes it is in the food processing area, i also cut, box and work with the pizza after it is done. i have never had issues with irritants previously though. granted on the genetics term, my mother has severe allergies to MANY things
Have you had an Endoscopy and a Bronchoscopy - to look into the esphagus and bronchus of the lungs?
no, only the xray and the UGI. my primary care physician said that would take 3 months or so to set up.
i cant handle another 3 months of this :/
3 months to set that up?
do you live in a small area?
with seeing a pulmonologist? yes
Do you have a way to get to a bigger city - (I'm not sure where you live) - but bigger cities/ suburbs have plenty of doctors that can see you the same day.
And, the reason is that this is going on too long, and a healthy individual should not have this type of problem -
i understand. the closest is st. louis.
This could be pulmonary and it sounds like that.
In St Louis there is a large medical center.
Well if you could get seen at this large hospital center you might want to be admitted to the hospital - to get a full evaluation.
This could be something as simple as an allergy to flour - that is why I was asking
i already understand that. and i understand it's my lungs. but what though
would a simple allergy test be sufficient?
i am a college student and money is rather tight
Do you have any health insurance through your school?
Usually schools in the US require a group health insurance plan at a minimum?
only through the family. but even still it would be significant out of pocket
Well here is my concern - although it could be something as simple as an allergy -
it could be worse
This could be something as severe as TB - tuberculosis - unlikely for you to have this if you have not been exposed, if you have not traveled to certain areas - but I am thinking a bit OUTside the box so to speak
And, your cough fits if they are not improving should be more thoroughly evaluated.
i understand. no i have stayed within missouri and have not traveled
I understand your primary care doctor is trying to treat it - but you do need to get a pulmonologist involved further -
You need testing such as a Bronchoscopy, you need to get a sputum culture to check for any infections such as bacterial and or fungal infections.
honestly if I was your parents - I would really try to get you further help.
And, your doctor would be making phones calls to get you seen sooner than 3 months -
money is tight for all of us in the family
Personally I think you should be seen within the next 1 to 2 weeks.
thats the issue with living in jackson missouri
I know money is tight
Do you have Asthma?
no and never had any issues with it
no family history either
the medications you are using are expensive and adding up, I know
Let me ask you this - is there a hospital in your town
2 of them. st. francis and southeast missouri
Because instead of a family doctor, there are doctors that are called Internal Medicine doctors and you might want to make an appointment with one of those type of doctors
what is the differeance?
Pulmonologists are actually Internal Medicine doctors - that are then trained for an additional training in the lungs only.
ah i understand
A family doctor - is not really trained in any one particular area - that is why they are generalists - and they do a good job, but when you have a problem such as yours, a referral to a specialist should be done- and the closest you can probably get to a Pulmonologist would be an Internal Medicine doctor.
So, there has to be an Internal medicine doctor in your town somewhere - as these doctors have a bit more training for what you might need.
I wish there was something else that I can do for you -
I really do
ugh i understand
I wish you the best
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