Can you have bronchitis without a cough?

Discussion in 'General Health, Pharmacy & Drugs Support Forum' started by Donna, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Donna

    Donna New Member

    This is a very weird problem that I have. I have chest congestion but I am unable to get it out. It feels like the phlegm is stuck in my throat and is not able to come out. I also think I can hear wheezing noises from my right lung. I consulted a doctor and he seemed very casual about it. He said it is mild bronchitis with allergies and asthma. But I am terribly worried because, whenever I take a deep cough, I feel there is something stuck at the bottom of my throat which wants to come up, but I am unable to spit it out. My doc has put me on zpac and amoxicillin and she is even planning to put me on levaquin. One more thing that I noticed is that if I forcefully make myself cough, then I can’t stop. I don’t know if this is normal with bronchitis or not.
  2. Special

    Special New Member

    I can understand the way you feel right now. I have been diagnosed with double pneumonia but I do not have any congestion or cough. It is a weird to feel that there is something stuck in my throat, but when you try to cough and bring it out, nothing comes out. I am also suffering from postnasal drip and I go out of breath at times, but still no signs of cough. I am already on levaquin.

    I have taken an appointment with another doctor tomorrow because this feeling of cough is freaking me out and till now, nobody has any clue what is going wrong with me. This has been there for quite some time and I have ended up missing a lot of days at work because of this and I can’t afford to lose more. The new GP is my only hope!!
  3. NinjaMan

    NinjaMan New Member

    I am going through the exact same thing. I have a similar set of symptoms and my doctor has made a similar diagnosis and it has been there with me since last August. I finished taking zpac and I have been put on advair for shortness of breath. I was feeling so frustrated yesterday that I decided to go back to working out in the gym and I could feel my lungs hurt during the workout session. I am unable to get back to my normal routine. It is making me feel very depressed. What do I do?
  4. Special

    Special New Member

    I had an appointment with my new GP today and after taking a detailed look at my previous reports and a thorough check up, the new one came to a conclusion that the other doc had failed to provide me with a proper diagnosis, resulting in treatments that led nowhere.

    He told me that I am having pneumonia only on one lung and in the other it is pleurisy. He said it was hurting because pleurisy ends up affecting the lining of the lung. He has put me on a new set of medicines and started with a different treatment. I am happy that I went to the right doc this time who could make an accurate treatment. I hope I start feeling better soon!!!
  5. Special

    Special New Member

    I know it’s easier for me to ask you not to panic but hard for you to not panic when you have no clue as to what has possibly gone wrong!! But please do not be too scared. I had imagined that I might be even suffering from lung cancer, but by god’s grace, it is not as bad as it seemed or as I thought for it to be.

    Get the X-ray done tomorrow and I am sure it will help. I have constant allergies related to my throat and I feel there is always some mucous deep down my throat. I think its pure imagination. So, do not worry about it.

    If nothing much comes out in tomorrow’s X-ray, then I suggest you switch your doc and maybe that will help in getting a right diagnosis. I feel way better than before by being on the proper treatment and I hope it works for you as well. I am praying for you. Good luck!!!
  6. Donna

    Donna New Member

    Thank you all for your replies. It has given me a fair idea of what could be wrong with me too. Tomorrow I have a chest X-ray to be done. I hope it is of some help to me. I even spoke to a nurse who is a specialist in all this and she asked me to refrain from making myself cough forcefully. But I feel there is a lot of phlegm in that area which is why I do so. Has anyone else experienced the same? I hope all the mystery associated with this gets solved soon like in the case of susan and I can also be on the right treatment and get my life back on track soon. OMG!! I MISS MY GOOD OLD DAYS@!
  7. Brent Foust

    Brent Foust New Member

    The major symptom of bronchitis is cough. So, it is less likely to have bronchitis without cough. The other symptoms of bronchitis include common cold, sinusitis, and sore throat.
  8. Terence Blacker

    Terence Blacker New Member

    The commonly observed symptoms of bronchitis include coughing, chest congestion, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Generally, you will have cough if you are suffering from bronchitis.