But it doesn’t appear to be pneumonia, either, so that’s good.
I have bronchitis. Confusingly though, I was given a prescription for an antibiotic. Antibiotic are recommended for pneumonia, but not bronchitis, so I’m guessing that this is part of the “be extra careful to prevent infection” that comes with taking a biologic medication.
Even better, I got to discuss with my doctor the circumstances in which I really need to phone, versus when it’s okay to use home remedies. It’s difficult to discuss anything when talking makes me cough, so in this case “discuss” means that I typed my little half-sheet description of what’s going on, along with my question, and I was able to keep the speaking/coughing to a minimum.
There’s a prescription cough syrup, too. It makes me sleepy and dizzy. The above paragraphs were written earlier, before I’d taken any of the new medicines. Now that I’ve taken the cough syrup, I keep staring at the screen and wondering if any of this makes sense. So I think I’m done writing, and will go get some sleep.
There’s nothing like skipping a dose of Enbrel to illustrate just how well the medication was working.