I have a very dumb question (I know there ARE no dumb questions..but)
About 3 years ago, I had a TREMENDOUS flu, high fever, cough, phlegm, awful headache, chest pain (like it was on fire). It lasted about 10 days and I coughed so much, that I think my tonsils moved (or at least that how it feels). The doc gave me some major antibiotic and eventually it went away. However, since then, I feel like I constantly have a minor cold. It's more like I always have 'stuff' in my lungs. Not a morning goes by when I have to blow my nose and cough up a bit (gross, sorry)
Also, when I laugh I've been left with a slight wheeze! (as well as a strange snorting sound that sometimes comes from my throat - hence the "moved tonsils" I don't smoke and never did.
All I can think is that I actually had pneumonia that time and the doc didn't diagnose correctly therefore, never clearing it all up.
Now everytime I get a cold (as I have now) It seems it ALWAYS goes into my lungs and I end up with some major coughing attacks or bad flu.
Any thoughts? Why do I have this constant cold-like feeling in my lungs?? and what's this wheezing and snorting??
I've told my doctor and all she says is that it's probably allergies....
thanks for any suggestions/thoughts/etc..