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?
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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