Twice I have had an infection bad enough to get me into hospital and keep me there for two weeks. Each time my overall health has deteriorated and not come back to its previous level. I am told that as soon as an infection starts it must be hit hard with double dose antibiotics for at least two weeks-otherwise more long term damage is sustained. My problem is being able to tell when this is happening. Unlike COPD I do not have a productive cough. Because of the medications I take to damp down my immune system I rarely show a temperature. All I know is - I feel more unwell - more breathless and as a result cough more. I have an emergency supply of antibiotics but sometimes hesitate to start them.
At the moment I am feeling dreadful but is it this hot weather which I am finding difficult to tolerate?
Any experience/suggestions gratefully received.