Allergic to Antibiotics and Sick - Albuterol Not Helping Much
Does anyone else have this problem?
I just found out that I am allergic to the last antibiotic I was able to take (tetracycline). This means no more antibiotics for me. I can't take penicillin, cipro, ceclor, erythromycin, etc. But I'm still coughing, that asthma/bronchitis, whole-body wet your pants cough. I have a nebulizer with albuterol, which helps a bit but the relief doesn't last very long. I also just started a QVar inhaler (something new to market) and my MD has me on prednisone for 10 days. I'm on day 8 and even though I wasn't feeling much better they still tapered the dose. Even though my chest feels tight they said the breathing test was good. Huh?
MD says he just doesn't know what to do for me now. I am scared and I am struggling to breathe. I've been drinking Emergen-C vitamin drinks, doing my sinus wash and taking Mucinex DM to try to flush out whatever is making me cough and to prevent infection.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me?