Anyway I've tried everything I can at home. Humidifier, hot showers, increasing fluids, mucinex. Nothing is helping and I feel crappy. No fever
So I go into urgent care. The dr prescribes me a cough suppressant so I can sleep (after I get a lecture on how I don't need an antibiotic. I wasn't looking for an antibiotic, just something to help me breathe!)
So, I get it from the pharmacy and it's a liquid allergy med with codeine. Wtf? I call them back. I don't want this crap. First of all it's liquid. Gross. Second of all it's for allergies which I don't have. And third of all I told them I have no pain. So why codeine?
I ask, can I just get an inhaler or breathing treatment to open my airway. No, the nurse says the dr won't because I don't have the right symptoms. I have to be wheezing. I tell her I AM!! Then she says it probably won't help you anyway. Bronchitis takes 4 weeks to get rid of.
Wtf? First, I feel like they're all on me about trying to get unnecessary antibiotics. I wasn't. And now I feel like a criminal asking for an inhaler. Is there some reason they won't give me one? Like do people abuse them?
I hate to go to the dr and rarely go. They should see that on my chart. I just want something that will help me. I'm not trying to get some med I don't need. It's not like it's coming out of their own pocket. Geez. I don't get why he wouldn't give me one.
ETA - Wow! I'm featured!!