Some of you may remember I posted several times back in June and July about an acute chest infection. Nasty rattly chest, etc. After 2 rounds of antibiotics and a lot of time (around 6-8 weeks) I got to a stage where I was just coughing up some white phlegm in the morning and then largely fine for the rest of the day. My chest X-ray and bloods were clear.
Well I’m now around 3.5 months since initial infection, and probably nearly 2 months since it got better but I’m still left in the same state. About 10 minutes after I get up I will cough for around 10 minutes. It’s productive but then it will stop for most of the day. Occasionally (once or twice) I’ll cough in the daytime - which is probably normal. And sometimes I need to clear my throat a few times.
I went back to the GP last week since although this isn’t a huge concern - I wasn’t like this before the infection. He suspected post nasal drip so now I’m on a steroid nasal spray. It doesn’t seem to be helping... yet.
Does anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences? 3.5 months is such a long time, and it still does get me down from time to time. Is there a chance I still have infection? It’s definitely not getting worse and the doc said my chest sounds clear.
Any advice would be appreciated.