Hi Dr Hasan. No sinus x-ray. The lumps of mucus that I cough up are white and very thick; the nose is either yellow or more clear though generally have both colours every day, thicker yellow and thinner clear. Also has been a bit frothy. When it all began, I coughed up far more and it was a deeper yellow/green but now the cough is less productive and the other symptoms worse. There is also post nasal drip but the white lumps are like nothing I've ever seen. It feels like there is always mucus stuck in my throat if that helps. Whatever is actually going on, whether there's more than one thing, being so short of breath with the constant tinnitus and pain is not easy so was genuinely surprised that nothing was done again when I saw my doctor. Do chest x-rays show everything in terms of lung conditions? Thanks v much for your help doctor.
Thank you so much for your detailed answer, really appreciate it. I will take all your advice save the nasal spray as find the steroid ones make it worse in the longterm. Thanks also for the home remedy.
Are you saying that I have a sinus infection that is aggravating bronchitis or that the illness 17 months ago lead to a sinus infection that became chronic because of no treatment? Or that it's chronic bronchitis? A bit confused, apologies.
Would you say that all the symptoms are from the original untreated infection 17 months ago that has lead to asthma and bronchitis? Is it normal to have so much pain from that? It actually hurts to breathe now, which it never did when seeing the doctor. I should perhaps mention I am already on pain medication for another condition (fentanyl), so it being this severe while on opioids is partly why it's so concerning.
It's like a bruised feeling all around the chest and upper back, the pain is also throbbing and sometimes sharper but generally is like being pushed/lots of pressure. It's worsened quite dramatically in the last few days and would definitely be described as severe. The x-ray was about 5 months ago.
The wheezing and pain is worsening quickly, sounds a bit like an old man but can sometimes clear it but only briefly when I can cough the mucus, generally it feels very stuck and hard to cough up. The worst thing is being out of breath from just moving around my house. The pain is also obviously horrid too.
The other thing is I'm in the UK so it can take up to 18 weeks to get an appointment with a specialist. Is there nothing I can do to treat the infection in the mean time? I know doctors are not using antibiotics as much as they used to but it's already been 17 months, obviously far worse for no treatment and if it were as simple as a course of antibiotics could actually mean some relief. Naturally pretty desperate after so long being given things like antihistamines that didn't help. Though she did give me an inhaler for asthma.
I will have a steam session this instant. Thanks again for all your help doctor.
Are you unable to help? Today had blood in the mucus, though only a little. Please let me know as obviously need medical advice.