Posted by: Rach | 2009-08-17

Is it the flu or not?

Hi Doc
Last week Tuesday when i got back to work, it was so hot so i put the aircon on &  after a while i started feeling really bad &  had this terrible feeling in my chest, it feels like the cold is inside my chest, i could actually feel it in my chest. So i went to the doc on Thursday &  it was strange bcoz i tired to explain to him what happen &  he just checked my chest &  he said the problem is in my throat not chest. He says im getting the flu which i dont believe bcoz i know the signs my body gives me when i getting the flu &  i had no feeling of the flu except that cold feeling in my chest. Up till today i still feel like that, i cant even walk up &  go outside without feeling my chest wants to give in. My breathing had become difficult bcoz of my chest,my heart rate had increased bcoz i find myself having to take deep breaths all the time. I dont know if i should believe the doc when he said its the flu or what bcoz i honestly dont feel flu-ish at all. Some help would do. Thanx so much

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Dear Rach
I think you should get a second opinion from another doctor - you may need an x/ray of the chest or a lung function test to see if there is an underlying infection or inflammation.
Dr Bets

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.