I have a common cold now which I'm not too worried about. The thing that is concerning is a horrible painful cough that I've had for the past 3 or 4 days. Usually I cough up phlem but sometimes it's a dry wheeze. I wake up 3 or 4 times a night in coughing fits and have to leave my room. I don't know whether to go to the health center and see a doctor or if I should just wait for the symptoms to go away on their own. I'm also having trouble taking a full breath. I've never had a cough this bad before.
Yes, you need to be seen. Call 650-3400 and select the option to talk with the receptionist about a same day appointment. You don't need to be pre-screened by the consulting nurse over the phone.