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Chest and sinus infection that doesn't seem to be clearing up, Do I go back to GP or wait a few more days?
Have had an awful cough for nearly 10 wks now, at first I thought it was a chest infection, but I wasn't ill with it and so persevered and never went to the GP! Then about 3wks ago my sinus's became inflamed and within days it went into my gums. I eventually saw GP last Monday and he diagnosed me with a low grade chest infection, a sinus infection and he said that my glands were also up in my neck (unbeknown to me!)
He prescribed antibiotics (which really surprised me as my surgery very rarely give them out). Well I finish them tomorrow morning and I now feel worse than when I went to see him last week. DH has said I sound worse. I have no temperature just feel a tad rough.
What do I do, wait a few days to see if it goes on its own, or go back tomorrow and ask for more antibiotics?
Please, please go back to your GP. I had a very similar experience last Summer and I ended up with pneumonia which only cleared up after my fifth lot of antibiotics. Mine went on for a good 8 weeks or so before they sent me for a chest x-ray and actually treated me.
I felt utterly dreadful and truly it was at least January before I really felt like I was back to my usual self. I am still more short of breath than I ever was before I had the pneumonia.
Go back, don't leave it. With any luck it will be nothing but don't let it get a hold and make you really poorly.