Originally Posted by Machine04
bronchitis Can last that long? And he did give me codine it didnt help he gave me antibiotics didnt help and then Predasone however its spelled Steroids is what it was didnt help that just made me even more sick i should i typed this earlier..sorry then he said he didnt know i didnt know bronchitis lasted this long=/ im so confused..and tired of this
How long have you been on the Prednisone? Prednisone can cause weight gain very fast. It can make your face swell up too. I took it a year ago for a month and I gained weight too.
I'm not sure about why you are coughing so much. I, myself just got over a bout of bronchitis and it made me cough a whole lot. I was like you, once I startec coughing, I couldn't stop. It took over a week to finally ease up. I still have a lot of congestion, but the coughing has slowed down. I've never had bronchitis before. This year has been a really bad year for cold's and flu's.
The medicine's I took were Zithromax(which is also called the Z-Pac). It's suppsed to work faster than the regular infection medicines and it only has 6 pills to take instead of 15. I also took antihistamine when I felt my head was really clogged up. I didn't think I would recover either, but all of a sudden, it all slowed down. I thought I was going to be sich for christmas. Good thing I'm not.
Either way, I would call your doctor back and let him know that you are still feeling bad and that the antibiotics don't seem to be working. It could also be a viral infection too which has to run it's course and antibiotics won't help.(which is what my doctor told me)