starting to get worried now

(13 Posts)
girlofthenorth Mon 30-Dec-19 10:23:08

I had an awful chest infection beginning of December and had an awful lots of Antibiotics to clear and steroids . Thanks to this who replied to my thread then , was having a bad time . Now it's been nearly a month - My cough has nearly gone, chest pain gone and steroids really helps breathing but I am still feeling just exhausted and shaky with a low-grade temp during the day .

Blood tests all fine whilst I was having the acute infection . I realise I'm probably post viral and have been taking various tonics to help me recover and some pro biotics etc but just how long will this go on for ?!

I'm in my 4 th week off sick and really have to go back next week .

I feel exhausted by evening and finding it difficult to get back to normal activity . The low grade temp is the most worrying thing . Should I go back to GP?

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girlofthenorth Mon 30-Dec-19 17:14:37

anyone else have this? It's truly getting me down !

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alexdgr8 Wed 01-Jan-20 01:10:34

go see GP

Idontkowmyname Wed 01-Jan-20 01:12:29

I’d recommend a follow up appt. chest infections can knock people for six and there’s lots of nasty infections going about at present

managedmis Wed 01-Jan-20 01:14:03

I'd go back to the GP tbh. I know bad infections do take a long time to recuperate from though.

Bluerussian Wed 01-Jan-20 01:15:44

Are you still taking the steroids? Sometimes people literally 'slump' a while after coming off them - though come off them you must.

Please nurture yourself, take it easy as much as you can, eat and drink well and be cosy.


Fuzzybumblebee Wed 01-Jan-20 01:17:10

I was like this a few months ago had viral infection then a lung infection then it went to viral again, I felt dreadful was told I just needed a proper rest


Skatesbythesea Wed 01-Jan-20 04:55:49

Echnichea is good for the chest. Also loads of sleep, you will feel better soon flowers

avocadochocolate Wed 01-Jan-20 09:30:24

Go to GP, OP. Hope you feel better soon.

girlofthenorth Wed 01-Jan-20 10:32:08

Bluerussian no didn't know that about steroids - I stopped them 2 weeks ago . Have started to have a bit more niggly chest pains again - difficult to know what is health anxiety and what is still the infection/ post infection.

These things seem to be taking their time ! fuzzybumblebee did you take time off work ? I work public sector but very small team where one person off can affect things massively!

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Eloisedublin123 Wed 01-Jan-20 10:34:17

Rest as much as possible. 1,000mg vitamin c three times a day. As much garlic and onion and ginger as you can stomach. Sleep as much as you can. It will take weeks and weeks to recover from that - it’s normal!

lilgreen Wed 01-Jan-20 10:37:59

I had a chest infection some years back and it took months before my energy recovered. Make an appointment for a week’s time then cancel if you feel better.

PixieDustt Wed 01-Jan-20 10:41:01

Agree, my partner was on steroids for 5 years due to Asthma. Took him a year to be weaned off them if that's the right term as he would of gone to shit if he just stopped taking them.

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