I wonder if any of you can advise me? This is my story... I'll keep it brief!
I am male and 51 years of age. I was diagnosed as having Pneumonia in January '16... the X Ray showed clearly that I had the lung infection. My temperature was 39 degrees and I was coughing really badly! I was given a course of really strong antibiotics and a later second chest X Ray came back showing that the Pneumonia had completely cleared! I was relieved to say the least but still uneasy!
The above illness came about as a result of my 5 year old initially coming down with I think a strain of the flu... then my partner got it (not Pneumonia though!)
I then went on and had a further chest infection 2 month later which once again required antibiotics (this was Pneumonia) As I recall a result of a further virus being brought in from the school (other half teaches there too!) This episode I think backed off although I was left with a slight cough!!
Latest situation is that I now have a constant cough - a really bad tickle and I am coughing up mucus, mainly clear with the occasional trace of green stuff. I have since had my chest listened to and there is apparantly no obvious signs of a chest infection!
My symptoms currently are:
Sometimes when I breath in and out I can hear a slight 'rumbling' noise but not all of the time.
I am not breathless (if i am, I have not really noticed anything obvious); I regularly do an high speed walk around a large field and not breathless when I have completed it! However whilst the above setback has been going on I can sometimes hear a slight rumbling noise when I breath out on my walk;
My cough is always worse at night and in the morning, but I don't ever recall being woken up by my cough despite how chronic it can be;
I have never smoked in my life... but did work for a decade or more in a relatively dusty atmosphere (pine saw dust). However this was more part time work and was not every day and I wasn't always exposed to dust all of the time and,
I have never had Asthma before.
Obviously like everyone else on here I am slightly concerned hence the reason why i joined the group.
Bearing in my repeat chest X Ray for Pneumonia was clear, I just wonder if anyone can comment on my above symptoms.
Most of my life I have suffered with annoying coughs... some doctors told me that it was a nervous cough, others sinus issues! Lots of foods do not agree with me such as wheat, dairy and most sugars ( most fruits). As a result of my dietry issues I have always been a headache sufferer although recently not had too many headaches since the chest issue has raised its ugly head!
I am stressed out with it all to be honest - I know its not lung cancer because the X Ray was clear. However my other fear is COPD! Of course it could be Asthma but no shortness of breath?
My GP practice told me that I have just been unlucky to have a series of chest infections but this latest setback seems different to me?
Has anyone been/is in a similar boat to me?
Thank you in advance for all your time and help...