My partner became ill with sweats and high fever 3 weeks ago, started on oral antibiotics with no effect. returned to doc one week later and started different antibiotics and sent for CXR which showed consolidation of rt lung. was then admitted and treated with Oxygen and IV antibiotics, discharged with a 10 day course of oral antibiotics one week ago and although he has improved a lot he is still taking rapid shallow breaths and is very easily tired, says he still has tightness in his chest. How long does recovery normally take. He is 46 and normally fit.should we be concerned that his breathing has not yet returned to normal?
Your partner should inform his doctor that he is still taking rapid shallow breaths, is very easily tired, and still has chest tightness. A follow-up chest X-ray would be helpful in comparing the condition of his lungs now with his earlier chest X-ray. Being seen by a lung specialist (pulmonologist) and possibly an infectious disease specialist could help with his continuing symptoms.
I, too, am suffering currently almost exactly the same symptoms you describe happening to your partner.I can truly sympathise. I am a 29 yr old woman, and am on my third lot of 10 day antibiotics, am soo tired, am still having trouble breathing, have a terrible cough that only stops when I am physically sick, and still do not feel at all well. I, too, am seeking info on recovery time and advice to help me on my way to health again. I hope your partner is on his way to feeling much better now, as I have only read your comments now in December. Good luck.
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