Hi Dr. ViveK;
I just want you to know I appreciate your taking time to answer my questions.
The Z-pack should be out of my system on Monday, and the Medrol Dose Pack I will have also completed by Monday. I continue to use the Xoponex inhalation therapy
q 4hrs. I plan to go back to work, as I work for St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem PA, the St. Luke's Physician Group. I work in the business office and we do all the billing for the physicians owned by the hospital.
Is it a good idea to use my Xoponex inhaler q 4 hrs. while at work?
I still wonder if getting the mold shot a day before I came down with this infection, made things worse? But who knows. My allergist did ask me to call him on Monday if my cough is still not breaking up, as he might have to increase the steroids
. I hope not, as I don't like being on steroids too long of a time, but with allergy pts. and asthma pts. sometimes you have to until this corrects itself.
I am not taking any Claritin
HBP because I think the antihistimine might make my cough drier if I am correct.
Can steroids produce a ringing in the ears and fluid retention? I suffer from Meniere's Disease
periodically and watch caffeine, salt as I am on a HBP XXXXXXX with diuretic
. But I don't want to get an episode of the vertigo, but I read that that could be a side effect of Medrol.
How long can allergic bronchitis
last? Should I continue with the amount of Mucinex I am taking?
I don't know if you heard of the Doctors Program nightly? They are starting this being able to call a dr. on our Iphone and get advice, treatment, and prescriptions. I guess this is the new trend also. I think this program that you are involved in will help many people.
I will be waiting for your answer.
I worked in Neurosurgery for almost 30 yrs. and attended nursing school in the past years ago, but had to drop out 6 mos before graduation as my mother became very ill and I had to stay home and take care of her. I worked in ICU 2 1/2 yrs. also in the past. So I have been in the medical field since 1963. Worked in the OB/GYN residency program for the chief and director also at St. Luke's.
Did consulting for ENT, Neurosurgery, Nephrology also. Help start up a surgi-center in Bethlehem Twsp. I know I have an extensive background, and am always trying to learn more, but when I myself get ill, you worry more because you are use to helping others. But now I have to worry about myself a little too.
Thank you once again.