HI i was wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
Ive had a rotten winter with chest infections, pneumonia and ongoing sinusitis.... luckily ive managed to escape a hospital visit with repeat antibiotics and pred.
I went to visit my GP practice at the end of January after coughing up yuck for ages, tight chest and generally feeling yucky.... my chest was clear so she said i had a viral infection with my ongoing sinusitis, i had to double up my inhaler, inhale steam, rest etc, she did not want to give me antibiotics as i have had so many over the last few months (already had 2 lots in january alone)....but she did send send away a sputum sample.
I've plodded on since then... worn out with the coughing up and not sleeping . On Tuesday night i had a huge coughing fit resulting in losing my voice, i eventually gave in and went back to see the Dr, it was a different one in the practice, She looked back over records for last few months... read my note i brought as i was only squeaking haha... apparently they had been trying to ring me as i DID need antibiotics when they got my sputum results back.
My chest is still clear but i have horrid pain in centre of my chest, I now have antibiotics for laryngitis/bronchitis/sinusitis and resting at home with no talking (very difficult).
Before i was diagnosed with Asthma at the hospital last march i had quite a few infections which GP said was tracheitis as quite often my lungs were clear so i was sent away with antibiotics and steroids only to return a few weeks later with the same problems.
sorry for such a long post... i am fed up as this has such an impact on my life and work, i had hoped to make it to half term without being off but failed with 2 days to go.
I know that i am quite lucky as many many people are in a lot worse situation than myself. Before i was diagnosed i thought Asthma... yeah struggle to breathe.. use inhaler and it helps but i also knew it could be fatal..... i did not think of the day to day living with asthma, how worn out it can make you, repeated infections, the panic you feel with you cant get your breath enough to actually use inhaler. I think a lot of people think Oh its only Asthma!