I had been fighting a cold for a week when I woke up on Wednesday feeling absolutely horrible. Pain in my ears, in my face, eyes, headache, body aches, sore throat, chills, a fever and a horrible cough. I was sent home from work and went right to the ENT. I was told that I had an ear infection, a sinus infection, and bronchitis. I was given amoxicillin and a cough syrup to take and told not to go back to work until Monday.
This is my 5th sinus infection this year and 2nd ear infection. I no longer have a fever and my body aches/headache, etc. have lessoned a lot and are helped by tylenol. However, I have horrible tightness in my chest and feel like I cannot breathe deeply even when I'm not coughing.. Between this feeling and coughing I am having a very difficult time sleeping. I am supposed to go back to work on Monday and I absolutely do NOT want to miss any more work but this tightness in my chest scares me. I am wondering if this is a normal part of bronchitis and I am just overreacting or if it is something I need to get checked out. I've never had bronchitis so I don't want to sound like a baby if I go to the doctor and complain if he's already diagnosed me with bronchitis.
Please just let me know if it is a normal part of bronchitis or if I should call my doctor on Monday to see if he can help. (or if you can recommend any medicine, treatment, or anything that can help this feeling in my chest!)