I'm 35 and over 2 weeks ago was diagnosed with chest infection, given 250mg amoxicillin... which didnt work. By then real chest pain, pulled muscle from coughing and resting heart rate of 120bpm.
I moved house and my new doctor prescribed 500mg amoxicillin and 6 prednisolone steroids a day for 5 days. Said that should clear it.
Finished all of those and still have pain in right side of my chest, exhausted just walking the stairs and in a panic.
I went to see the doctor again today, he said he can still hear crackling in my chest, it's a nasty infection and my resting heart rate 100bpm,he said I now should take a long course of steroids, prednisolone: 4 a day for a week, then 3 a day for a week, then 2 a day for week then 1 a day for week.
Does this sound right? I feel like I should have a chest xray the right side of my chest hurts so much. I'm also upset about side effects.
Am I going to get a fat face and put on weight. How long will it take before I feel right again? What were your recovery times like?
Please tell me how prednisolone has affected you.
Grrrr. I want to go out and enjoy the Summer!
Any responses appreciated, fed up of bed rest and would like to feel I am not alone in this.
Thank you . x