Has anyone had this infection that can share their experience?
I have never had chest problems in my life then suddenly this summer I developed a horrible wheeze, it progressively got worse, coughing, tightness and feeling very unwell. I was initially given ventolin and told it’s probably hayfever. Then I had blood tests, a chest xray and a spirometry, nothing. Finally (7 weeks later) after I suggested doing a sputum test, I was diagnosed with strep pneumonia. Antibiotics & a course of steroids seemed to clear the infection but I have been struggling with a wheeze and tightness ever since!! I have tried large doses of QVAR however still needed Ventolin up to 3 times a day! I haven’t been diagnosed with Asthma but the wheeze is still there. i have just been changed over to Fostair so currently getting used to that.
Does anyone know how long it will take to recover from this infection? This has been going on over 6 months, I am scared my lungs will never recover and i’ll be taking inhalers forever 😞