I get Bronchitis 1 or 2 times a year, some years Pnuemonia, lots of sinus infections as well. August 1st, went to doctor, Keeflex which works good for me, Prednisone, cough syrup. Got a bit better in 10 days, but been coughing and just plain dead fatigue since, so went back to doctor yesterday, got prednisone, cough syrup, Augmenetin and do feel some better this morning, just still tired. I know from the past this mess can still have symptoms linger around after infection is gone. Just wondering others experience with Bronchitis. I sadly am a smoker, quit in 1990 for 17 years but dummy picked them up at a bad time in life about 7 years ago. Thanks
Quando62; So far it sounds like what is going on is normal being you have had this for so long, It is going to run you down and take some time to build you back to normal. Just make sure that you, for now, rest while you are on the medications and lots of water and eat a well-balanced diet and I know I don't even have to say anything about the Smoking that you can work on later. Hope you get well on this batch. And have time to get your energy and strength back.
I got sick with the upper respiratory infection 2 months ago. My husband got it a couple weeks after me. Went to doctor, both got same medications. He was better in a week. I am still coughing! I have always had a problem with bronchitis. Every time I get a head cold or an upper respiratory infection, it stays in my chest for months. And the fatigue! It takes all your energy just to breathe from the coughing spells! Mine is finally just beginning to break up in my chest. I never have coughed anything up, it just stays like a tight feeling in my chest.
A friend mentioned rubbing Vicks Vaporub on my chest at bedtime (a very old remedy from a very old good friend, lol). It worked. It really helped me to sleep better. At least I wasn't waking up with coughing fits all night long when I started using it. The only cure for this chronic bronchitis is time, lots of time. Eventually it will clear up. (And I'm not a smoker, so don't let friends or loved ones "guilt" you into thinking that's why you can't clear up). And you will quit smoking when you are ready.
Chuck gave very good advice. Stay positive. You'll get better, I promise! "G"
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