Reoccurring chest infections since 2012- been reading threads on here about this as a lot of people seem to pinpoint their first chest infection in 2012- is this just coincidence or is there a prevalent strain in london at that time? I've had 3-4 chest infections per year since then- had one at Christmas 2016, doctor always given the usual: a prescription of amoxicillin and 7 day " rescue" pack of 5mg prednisone, ventolin (blue) and Beclometasone Dipropionste (brown) inhalers- cleared it up although not completely this time and then Boom! Went down again with it two days ago- bed bound. Never suffered with asthma, although mum and sister have it- I only get wheezy and breathless when I have the chest infection. I only ever take the inhalers during a chest infection- I don't suffer with colds and haven't had flu in 10 years so I refused the flu shot.
My symptoms are severe constant headache, upper backache, chest pains, persistent coughing, ( which eventually leads to phlegm (Darkly coloured) temperature, joint and body aches, confusion. I can't sleep either for days. Anyone out there with similar who found a solution?