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Old 05-10-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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Bad flu, symptoms lasting over a month

Hey all, I am a 29 year old male and about a month ago I came down with a really bad Flu, worse than i've had in probably 5 years. Symptoms were:

Nasal Congestion
Nighttime Sweats
Sore Throat
Muscle Pains

I was off work for almost an entire week, and a week later the symptoms started going away. It's been a month now, and I still have a very runny nose and recently started developing a cough.

The most troubling thing is that lately its been slightly hard to breathe, especially when exercising. This has started the last couple days, and I also sometimes wheeze when breathing.. When I take a deep breath, my lungs just 'feel' full.

This sounds to me like it might be Bronchitis, but i'm not sure. Does this sound like cause for concern, enough to go see my doctor? Or should I just wait it out?


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Old 05-10-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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Re: Bad flu, symptoms lasting over a month

I personaly think you have waited it out long enough. What may have started off as a cold/flu now may just be an upper respiratory infection which may need antibiotics to clear it out.

This seems to be the year of the cold/flu that just won't go away. I'd make an appt. with your Dr. to have it checked especially since your having problems breathing. Could be allergies or asthma as well.

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Re: Bad flu, symptoms lasting over a month

I feel for you. I have had this same condition for 13 days. Can't get enough air as I breathe.
Racking cough to expel phlegm that just sticks.
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