Mar 15, 2010 - 1:22 am
It's a long story but please read through ..
Have been coughing for more than a month now , most of time dry cough , sometimes I have white sputums but sputum don't always come the coughing
The first dr said I was allergy , which makes me more miserable since the coughing got worse after I used his medicine for allergy . I asked for a routine blood test , came out normal .Then I went to hospital ER ,took chest xray , looks okay . ER dr said I had acute bronchitis . prescribed antibiotics and let me go . After I finished the medicine , I don't feel any better or worse ,so I just keep drinking warm water for one week then I had it ... visited the 3nd dr who claim to have 23 yr exp on family practice .. He said I had some infection in the upper respiratory. He then , gave me a nasal spray and avelox a very strong and expensive antibiotics than my insurance wont cover . I have not finished this medicine yet . but I don't know why I still get a Low Grade Fever starting in the afternoon , around 99.1F oral , for several days now .and at the same time , my throat feels like stuffed with something , or dry feeling . This feeling gets more clearly after I drink warm water .. and some weakness and fatigue . Last night I wook up few times , had a little nightsweat ... I always heard that low grade fever and nightsweat may be symptom of Lung cancer ! Took another chest xray on Friday , dr said it's fine and let me do nothing , he even refused to sign me an order for CT scan! I mean if a patient is worrying , you shouldn't just say no ,right?
Now Im just so stressed out . My wife was always more afraid of cold weather than me , but today she wear only tshirt on top and I wear double hoodies and still feel chill ! I'm going to visit another dr and ask for a chest CT scan on Monday . Should I find a specialist ? Can anyone give me some pieces of advices , please ?? I saw someone had lung cancer at my age in this forum . I 'm so frightened ...
I'm 27 yrs old male , never smoke , seldom drink some red wine . no cancer history in family .
Thank you all !