Been in hospital 2 times in 2 weeks

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2 times taken in by ambulance with chest infections..........been on so many antibiotics steroids and blood tests still feel bad and chest infection still here.........as anyone else been like this

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    Snap ,but only once over night in hospital to IV ANTIBIOTICS,,,, Just before Xmas ,,,,,3 weeks of antibiotics  and 2 weeks of steroids ,,,,antibiotics that made me projectile vomit ,,,but then had anti sickness pills that helped somewhat ,,,, but chest infection is still here ,I'm seeing the copd specialist nurse tomorrow so hopefully no more of this antibiotic,,,, unless it's IV ,

    so your not on your own ,,,,

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      Sounds like you have had it bad too..........please let me know how you get on and thank you for your reply
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      Hi I'm back ,,,turns out it was pneumonia I had ,,,,as well as another bug ,

      consultant says she can't hear any crackles now so that's a good sign and my stats are improving ,so I'm over the worst ,I think , no need for more antibiotics for now ,she wants to see in 4 weeks time with me sending a sputum sample in a week before so can see if it's completely gone ,

      she also said it could take up to 6 months to fully recover so not to rush things,,,,she also made a note of my intolerance to  clarythamycin ,eruthamycin,and doxycycline,,,,so maybe in future I may need IV antibiotics ,but they can also give that to me at home therefor avoiding hospital admission,,,,,but that's in the future,,,,,,I'm on the mend ,,that's the main thing ,,,,sadly it will be another long recovery time ,,,,,but I'll get there ,

      hope your feeling much better today , 

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      Hi I am glad you are feeling better are you in the uk...........I have not had the Iv antibiotics as yet the Doxycycline is still working for me so far
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    What's your underlying condition?   Emphysema/Bronchitis/Asthma/COPD?  What regular medication are you on for your breathing?

     

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      Asthma based ,bronchietis ,emphasyma,copd ,

      medication day to day ,

      ventalin inhaler,

      seratide inhaler ,

      spireva inhaler ,

      i use a flutter devise to help clear my chest ,

      And I take mucodyne 2 tablets twice a day ,

      i also have osteoporosis so take medication for that 

      and high blood pressure medication 

      and under active thyroid medication ,

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      Hi

      My condition is COPD.......ventolin evohaler

      Fostar Eklira Genuair ventolin nebules Azithromycin 3 times a week montelukast Phyllocontin and prednisone 5mg per day and oxygen what do you take

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      Spiriva 2 inhalations in morning, Symbicort puffer morning & evening, that's it.    How advanced is your COPD - ie, lung function percentage?

      Mine has stayed stable at 70% since I was diagnosed over 3 years ago so I guess that even after being stupid enough to smoke for around 50 years (had stopped 18 months before, but far too alte)  I was lucky to be diagnosed so early and get to rehab.   

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      My lung function is 55 % I stoped smoking over 25 years ago but looks like it was to late for me wish I knew what I know now back then lol
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      Hi we all say I wish iced never started smoking,,,,,,if only ,,,,,but I have some good news for you ,,,,,with some hard work on your behalf you can improve your numbers ,,,,,

      i was at 63% ,,,, and now I'm 74% ,,,,,and it's because I did the pulmary rehab course  back in 2008 ,,,and continued to go to the gym twice a week since then,,,, I can now do 3 Klm on the treadmill,3klm on the bike 5 Klm on the hand bike and 1000 meters on the rower ,,,,( sadly not at the moment as I have got pneumonia) but as soon as I'm well enough I will once again do the 8 week PR course and then continue with my fitness regime twice a week ,,,, so it's not all doom and gloom you can improve your numbers ,,,,,and the consultant told me because I've built up my fitness level it's helped me to cope with this latest pneumonia,

      so be strong ,and build up slowly,,,ask to do the PR course you won't regret it ,good luck 

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