I had a pretty nasty lung infection and was taking my emergency meds, steroids 40 mg and clarithromycin. After two weeks the infection was a lot better but I was still barking a bit, though almost clear. Breathing was much easier - could walk round the supermarket with only occasional "trolley rests". Went back to GP who confirmed airways were clear and no sound of infection but prescribed a course of doxycycline to put the infection completely at an end and phased reduction in steroids. Since then my breathing has been getting much more laboured, down to fifty yards before needing to stop for breath. Looking at the "patient information" for doxycycline (should have done it sooner maybe) lists shortness of breath as a possible side-effect. I'm back at the GP on Friday but wondered if anyone here had experienced the same. I've finished the course so will have had almost a week to see if there is any improvement.
Glad this site is getting back to the previous mix of humour and support.