I started having shortness of breath about a week ago and had chest xrays and my oxygen was 98% so I went back today because after 3 days of the shortness of breath or labored breathing I got the nasal congestion and runny nose and a day or 2 after the cough developed and the doctor put me on the zpak and the first day was today and for a couple hours I felt like I was high or something. I just want to know if it will take away the shortness of breath and if my oxygen is 98% and my chest xray was fine and my lungs sounded good how do I have trouble breathing?
Does the Z-pak help the shortness of breath that comes with bronchitis?
Question posted by MNM8674 on 12 May 2010
Last updated on 15 May 2010 by suzanne66
It sounds as though you have some bronchconstriction - narrowing of the airways, which is making your breathing difficult.
The bronchoconstriction is probably being caused by a bacterial infection which is why your doctor has prescribed Z-pak.
The Z-pak should help the infection which in turn should help the bronchoconstriction.
If you are at all concerned about your breathing you should see your doctor again - you may need a bronchodilator which opens the airways.
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