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Why do I have respiratory issues? Had severe cough, wheezing, crackling. Induced asthma?

Hello, I am a 28y/o/f firefighter/EMT-IV/ paramedic student. I quit smoking around three months ago and seem to get more and more respiratory issues since quitting. What s going on right now is the most serious and scary feeling I have ever had. For the past four days+ I have had a severe cough that is not helped by any medications . Wheezing on expiration, crackles, and SOB accompany the cough. I also feel as though it is only my left lung , as I can actually feel crackling on the left side, and yet, it seems the only position I am able to experience any relief is by laying on my right side. I had a doc at an ER listen to my lungs(while I was working) and he said he was 99% sure I am experiencing cough inducing asthma . I have never had asthma and I have been to an allergy specialist in the past. I am worried it is more serious at this point(due to my delay in seeking MD consult). If you have any suggestions of a diagnosis and or things I can do to get temporary relief until I am able to get to a pulmonologist , it would be greatly appreciated. I am going to try to see adoctor tomorrow, as today is Sunday and doctors offices are closed. Thank you for your time.
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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THESE ARE ALLERGIES ONLY
THERE MIGHT BE SOME ALLERGIES IN THE PAST WHICH WEW GETTING SUBSIDED WITH NICOTINE
AS YOU LEFT SMOKIING THE FLARED THERE IS NO LINK AND EVEN IF YOU WOULD NOT HAVE QUIT SMOKING IT WOULD STILL HAVE BEEN THERE IT IS GOOD YOU STOPPED
ALLERGIES GIVE SAME SYMPTOMPS AS OF ASTHMA
YOU GET YOUR BLOOD SERUM TESTED FOR SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES FOR MILK,WHEAT,POATO,CHANA,RICE AND EGG
I AM SURE YOU WILL BE ALLERGIC TO MILK
FOR TIME YOU TAKE MONTAIR FX TWICE A DAY
TAB RHINITIDINE 150 MGM DAILY MORNING
SYP ASCORIL 1/2 TSF BD
SYP TOSSEX 1/2 TSF BD
APPLY NEOSPORIN H EYE OINTMENT IN NOSE
SEA WATER IN HE FORM OF 2 DROPS AT NIGHT IN EACH NOSTRIL
NO STEAM NO PCM,BRUFEN,ASPIRIN
ONL DICLOFENIC/MEFTAL FOR FEVER
DO FOR 21 DAYS AND ACCORDING TO RESULTS GO FOER SLIT THERAPY
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