I was treated with levaquin for community acquired pneumonia for a little more than a month (horrible side effects), I was in the hospital 3 times,for 5 days in two of them (the second one was a relapse) and only ER the third one. What is unnusual for me is that the last hospital diagnosed me acute bronchitis and the other ones pneumonia,(the gap between the 2nd and the third hospital was 2 weeks, is this logical???). After that I was seeing the doctor regularly because wanted to make more blood tests, he ruled out lupus and those weird illnesses that you dont recognize easily,I was feeling better and have my next follow up appoinment in 2 months for an xray. with all this said: I realized I had a COLD yesterday, all symptoms but fever. what symptoms should I look for that indicate that this cold could turn into something worse??? right now i have a lot of phlem, i have body ( on the back also) and head aches, nasal congestion and I snezze a lot, ocassionaly my chest hurts on the sides or in the middle, but before the cold it was there and diminishing ) before the cold I felt a way better, only head aches, phlem, and occasionally a little bit of chest pain, I`ve never coughed nor had fever since I initially had pneumonia. the only medicine that Im taking is mucinex (guaifenesin) to thin out the phlem. I feel like Im going backwards, first pneumonia, acute bronchitis and now a cold... please give me some advice, also my forehead hurts and im scared it could be sinnus..
You should definitely keep in close contact with your dr. You are at high risk for having pneumonia again. Along with the Mucinex, you might want to take a decongestant (if the formula of Mucinex you are taking doesn't have it already). I would also suggest that you drink LOTS and LOTS of water.
I think it might be good for you to be evaluated for allergies and asthma as well. It seems like something is triggering this. Another option would be that your immune system in weak and needs boosting. I would recommend that you take vitamin D and Zinc to boost your immune system. The recent research states that vitamin D is more important to immune health than vitamin C. You could also ask your dr to test your vitamin D level.
went back to the doctor and then to ER, My ribcage was inflammated because of all the sneezzing of the cold and hurt for about a week along with my head and neck, x-rays again were done and everything was clear only a bout that the doctor told me it was surely scarring as I was sick for about a month, I feel better now, no need of more antibiotics, I also was checked for athsma. the only thing left is an allergy that makes my throat irritated in the mornings and itchi eyes an uncomfortable feeling of ears with the doctor prescribed me with claritin (loratadine), I eat lots of vegetables and drink a lot of water to keep expulsating phlem. I am going to start taking centrum multivitamins and go back to work, going back with the doctor in a month to follow up and get vaccinated for streptococus and pneumococo later on. Im glad this is finally over.
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