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A 51-year-old female asked:

I have bronchitis they put me on doxycycline and a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack. i started yesterday tonight i find that when i lie down it is difficult to breath?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Time to go to Dr: It might be bronchospasm associated w/the bronchitis, but any problem breathing (...Esp. In the 50+ set...) should be checked out--urgent care at least, or go to er. Get good exam +/- chest x-ray & likely breathing treatment(s) (albuterol).
Dr. Nathan Almeida
Cardiology 23 years experience
I agree you need to be checked out by a physician - you need to be ruled out for Congestive heart failure which can be mistaken for bronchitis.
Feb 10, 2013

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