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so fed up feeling as if not getting any better!!!!!!!

it is now nearing the end of February,and since Jan 5th when I ended up in hospital after contracting Flu(despite having had flu jab)with severe breathing difficulties and rushed into resuss as I was turning blue I have had major heart surgery done 4 years ago and also have a pacemaker but even though there were complications with it ending up with osteomilitus I have never felt so ill and weak as I do now,yet again I have another chest infection and have been prescribed prednisolone 30mg daily doxycycline and fostair200/6 and I still feel it is getting to the point where I am thinking do they know what it is i have both copd and asthma was my original diagnosis PLEASE could someone give me a word of encouragement

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Hi amelijoemarcus You aren't alone we are here to listen. Here is a big hug and I will pray for you that you get better from your chest infection. That your queries are answered and that you will be at peace.

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I empathize with you as I also have copd & asthma having also had some terrible flu virus a couple of years ago that took me a very long time to recover from as I also had double pneumonia & very nearly croaked it. It's difficult not to lose our patience, but I decided that I would research the very best kind of diet & nutrition for myself that I could. You are doing marvelously, you've come through heart surgery, give yourself a pat on the back. Everything takes time & it's hard to stay positive in the winter but it can be done. Steroids deplete vitamin D3 which we need to visit our immune system unfortunately we are not informed of many things that could help us. I take vitamins D3 & K2 (which is needed to metabolise D3) tincture 1st thing every morning washed down with a glass of water. I follow this by alkalising my body with half a squeezed lemon an inch of crushed fresh ginger root & 1 tblsp of cloudy apple cider vinegar( with the mother) mixed into 1 pint -1 litre of cooled boiled water & 2 tsp local honey 🍯. This I enjoy every morning. I make it a ritual to my health & it benefits me in many ways & helps set me up for the day. It provides vitamin C which is essential to our health & alkalies the body helping it stay free of disease. I also eat oxygenating food each mealtime :- dark leafy veg, watercress & spinach etc & plenty of fruit. I exclude mucus forming food wherever possible. You could make it your very own healing adventure by researching & buying yourself a lovely notebook to collect all the healing information & try to enjoy the whole process of preparing & eventually consuming all that you can that's good for you . Good luck & best wishes. Lily

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Hi ameljoelmarcus, sorry to hear you are feeling so unwell. After having a virus Christmas 2016, which made my asthma much worse, I learnt that it takes time to get better. I know that sounds obvious, but I mean weeks and possibly months of time, to really feel 100% better again. Your body will recover but you need to take it easy. It is frustrating and scary but I found this forum really helpful and supportive. Also ring Asthma UK -the nurses are lovely, especially helpful when you feel your gp etc aren't listening/getting to the bottom of things. Best wishes. Jo

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