I have recently been diagnosed with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with aspergillus fumigatus (agains a backdrop of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and Sjogren's Syndrome). I am being treated with high-dose prednisolone (started with 1g/day IV for two days, now 30mg/d oral for a week, then 25mg/d, then 20mg/d, then decreasing to 5mg/d.) Antifungals may be added in later.
I added in some olive leaf extract capsules to help deal naturopathically with the fungus while the steroids are dampening down the inflammation. Has anyone else done this? Did you experience any sort of 'die-off' symptoms? i.e. did you actually feel worse as the fungus was being killed off and/or expelled from the lungs?
Also, when using steroids in a situation like this, have you experienced feeling worse as the healing process starts?
It's very hard to describe but sometimes I feel just woozy/wobbly and absurdly tired, yet not sleepy. This is similar to but noticeably different from how I felt before treatment - when the closest description I could come to some of my symptoms was feeling drunk.