Bronchitis Without Cough???
Looking for a little reassurance if possible?
I have had shortness of breath, sinus congestion, plugged ears, chest and upper back pain for about 10 days and after seeing a number of MDs who said I was fine (I insisted I was not because I can't breath!). I was finally sent for a chest x-ray, the results came back suggesting inflammation and bronchitis. I also had a blood workup and my WBC is below normal. I saw my MD who was on vacation and she said the WBC means it's viral.
Anyway my main question and concern is I have had bronchitis before and this doesn't feel the same. I have absolutely NO cough at all. Does this mean anything significant or is this common? Also from what I have read viral bronchitis should subside within 7-10 days but I have already had these symptoms which have only worsened for 10 days already.
The only thing I can think of is the fact that I didn't know what was wrong with me so I didn't rest and was in a panic state for about the last week (very stressful on my system I'm know) and do suffer from a severe anxiety disorder.
I am currently on a puffer and am trying my best to rest and not stress too much. Thanks for reading and any insight would be appreciated.