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Have bronchitis, coughing fits, breathlessness, rib pain, light headed, vision darkening

I am 50 y/o wm 5 11 215lbs...was dignosed with bronchitis nearly three weeks ago.....coughing fits so bad that I have done something to my ribs on right side......feel short of breath and hurting from rib pain.....coughing fits make my head hurt and spin...feel like i am going to pass out....bad lightheaded and vision darkens.
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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You seem to be suffering from cough variant asthma. The chest pain could be because of coughing as some times hectic cough can cause a rib to crack. Lightheadedness is also because of coughing as during a coughing fit blood supply to brian decreases. Get a x ray chest done to rule out any other pathology and a PFT which will help in diagnosis of asthma. Then start taking nebulization with salsol and budecort and start seroflo inhaler 2 puffs 2 to 3 times a day. Take a tablet of montair lc and doxyphyllin tablet 400 mgm twice a day.
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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