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Was good while it lasted

Had a couple of good days mid chest infection, still 2 more days of antibiotics but doesnt seem to be shifting now, enjoyed the eating and almost normal breathing but looks like im back to square one.

Do i get more antibiotics, different inhaler just take paracetamol for the chest pains.

Was really getting positive about things too, oh well hopefully just a cold weather blip

moan over, cant wait to be able to eat a sunday lunch again :P

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Did you get a salt pipe? (frances21 suggested it in your "One week in" post.)

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I've looked at them and read about them, some people say they work some don't. I'm going to speak to the respiratory nurse when I have my appointment and get her\his view on them amongst other things that have been suggested that I'm more than interested in.

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I do find it helps with an infection. Salt is effective at stopping bugs, and I can taste the salt in my mouth when I breathe in through the salt pipe.

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Last time I had an infection I took Amoxicillin for two weeks and reached a point where I felt much better but was still coughing a lot. The GP put me on a week of Doxycycline and that seemed to clear everything. I have been well since mid November which is a record as I normally need antibiotics every month.

I'm wondering if you need to see your doctor and get a different antibiotic to kill off the last of the bugs. Good luck! xx Moy

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