Hi, I'm new to this and just posting for some advice. I'm generally fit and well, im a fitness & I don't smoke.
However I have been poorly now for around 5 weeks, starting off as bronchitis, I had a weeks worth of amoxicillin along with steroids, then a weeks worth of clarithromycin with more steroids after the infection became worse and I presented at a&e after that and the X-rayed me and took a sputum sample but sent me home with doxycycline. By this point I had really bad pleuritic pain and was struggling for breath.
After a few days of these I felt much worse and went back to the hospital where they told me my sample said I had pneumonia and my left lung on the X-ray looked like it was covered with the infection. I was admitted with very high inflammatory markers and white blood cell count. Had 2 days worth of IV amoxicillin and then was sent home with a further 3 days worth of oral amoxicillin.
10 days on from getting discharged I still feel awful and the pain is so bad which I assume is the pleuritic pain again, I'm still coughing up horrible green mucus and I'm just home from hospital with yet another weeks worth of amoxicillin. I'm really anxious and worried about this because I really do feel awful & I have a 19 month old daughter to care for at home & I have now been off work for 3 weeks.
I've been told that diclofenac and codeine which I am taking is all they can give me for the pain- which is barely taking the edge off. And I have to get bloods done by my GP in 2-3 days time.
Looking for any advice or even if anyone can share their experiences so I know what to expect next. I know there's no quick fix and the infection was quite severe and I'm very worried about it returning or not clearing.
Thanks in advance 😊