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Please help me determine if I have had this all along
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Please help me determine if I have had this all along

On August 18th I became ill to were I gagged a couple of times and ran to the toilet but didn't throw up I also became very weak and went to the emergency. They did a blood test and said I had a virus but my potasium was low so they gave me an IV. I felt a little better the next day but then went down hill again I ended up in bed and returned to the doctor with no improvement in 11 days. He gave me a ten day treatment of antibiotics to be sure I didn't have an infection. My symtoms (symptoms) stayed consistant and I have been ill ever since. My liver enzymes were elevated recently and my X-Ray showed Pneumonia also recently, my blood test were normal. My doctor is reffering me to a lung specialist because he says my X-Ray looks suspicious and to get a second opinion on viral Pneumonia. I'm trying to determine if I have Pneuononia could I have it for seven weeks which is what I am on now. I do feel better than I did but still tired and have some mild symtoms (symptoms) but not coughing anything up and no fever. I was diagnosed with EBV early on and my doctor thought this was the problem. I tested negative for Mono, Hepititas A, B, and C. Does anyone have an idea if this is viral Pneumonia? and, Could the symtoms (symptoms) last this long or longer than seven weeks? Any other ideas?
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It is quite unlikely that an infectious pneumonia, viral or other, would last 7 weeks, without progression or remission. If your chest X-ray shows a persistent infiltrate, then it would be beneficial to see a pulmonologist who can do a comprehensive evaluation.
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I would recommend you get a lund biopsy. Hopefully a pulmonary specialist will recommend it. Your symptoms sound somewhat of Sarcoidosis. You may want to research some information on
Sarcoidosis, which must be diagonosed by a lung biopsy. Karen Duffy has it...look her up too. I also have it and to me your symptoms are a bit like mine.
Best of luck.
Marla B.
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