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I'm hopeful that somebody here might be able to help me.
Around a month ago now I started feeling quite unwell. My symptoms began with a hoarse voice and coughing, although the former went away and the latter has settled down a bit as well (although I can still have a coughing fit once in a while).
However, I am now constantly coughing up phlegm almost every half an hour, as well as blowing my nose and generally feeling very fatigued (potentially sinus issues). My nose is regularly blocked as well, affecting my speech. I have submitted a blood test but this has come back showing as normal, and two sputum samples have also been examined but have not suggested that there is a bacterial infection either (although they are "mucopurulent"). I've also noticed that when I breath out heavily, I can hear a rattle coming from my chest. Last month I completed a course of antibiotics, but there has been little improvement since, and my sense of smell has also been diminished. Resting and sleeping don't seem to improve my symptoms.
Initially I wondered if it could be sinusitis, but I am surprised that it has lasted this long. Therefore, any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am planning on seeing my GP next week, but any advice in the meantime would also be most welcome.
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