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I’m on vacation in CO but live in IL. I caught a cold that’s…

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Good morning. I’m on vacation in CO but live in IL. I caught a cold that’s been passed around and I am wheezing, coughing up some stuff and feel like an elephant is on my chest. I’ve had bronchitis before and it felt just like this

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

Probably 3-4 days but I’ve had a cold for over a week

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I do have fibromyalgia and anxiety so I’m on quite a few meds. Tramadol, gabapentin, clonazapam, venlafaxine and hydroxyzine

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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Sorry to hear about your current situation.

How old are you?

Do you smoke or have COPD?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am 46 and no I don’t smoke or have COPD. I do have fibromyalgia and anxiety so I am taking quite a few meds
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Unfortunately, you need a physical exam or a chest x-ray to determine what is happening in your lungs.

Welcome to Colorado but this happens all the time due to the altitude.

Are you in a place that you can be seen by an urgent care for a minute clinic?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I can’t find one that takes our insurance that we have from IL
Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 6 months ago

You should have an out-of-state coverage that allows you to go to any emergency room or urgent care.

Depending on your clinical findings or x-ray findings, you might need antibiotics and an inhaler

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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 6 months ago

If I were you, I would call my primary care doctor back in Illinois to let him know about the current situation. Depending on your history, he may want to prescribe you antibiotics and an inhaler that you can pick up at any pharmacy. You can also order a chest x-ray from afar.

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