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I have not been feeling great these last four days and this

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I have not been feeling great these last four days and this has been the worst of them, I have had an awful groupy cough. that everytime I cough it feels like knives are coming up my throat. I was diagnosed with MRSA in 2012, and with also having an elevated case of RA, I am just wondering with all the medicine I take and I have also taken my flu shot I November, should I take a trip up to the hospital, since my whole body aches with severe pain?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: about 4 days, the other day I completely fell twice, once in my sitting and about 30min laterin
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: in the kitchen.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

yes, you should go to the hospital and get a chest xray and sputum culture

you could have a pneumonia or bronchitis

you may need a course of antibitoics

you should get blood testing for the flu virus as well.