02-18-2010, 03:35 AM
You need to be evaluated by a doctor now! At best, you are miserable and have disrupted sleep. At worst, you have a life threatening disease that will only get worse UNLESS YOU GET TREATMENT.
Best case, you have asthma -- a chronic disease that can be controlled. Uncontrolled asthma is a leading cause of er visits and can lead to death (in severe cases). And that is one of the better scenarios -- others include cancer, co pd, TB, pneumonia, NSIP...
Is there anyway you can afford to pay out of pocket? Put the $65 on a visa?
If not, are you eligible for medicare (older) or medicaid (lower income) or disability?
If not, then try a community clinic - they are federally subsidized and offer sliding scale fees for lower income clients.
Worst case, show up a emergency room. While you will be billed for the treatment (which is why the other options are better), they will treat you eve if you have no money. Many hospitals offer charity care in some circumstance.