... Fib. In the summer he got real sick with a terrible cough and fever and low platelets. He was diagnosed with pneumonia but his heart tests seemed fine. He was in the hospital for a week and then got a little better. ... (0 replies)
... s just ridiculous right now, must be contributing in some way. I'm calling my doctor on Monday and hopefully I can get this checked out and cleared up before the summer ends and I have to go back to school. Thanks again for the reply. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. We can't help but have crappy jobs some times. ... (3 replies)
... Wow that is quite interesting as I ahaving a problem related to adrenals and steroid use. I had 3 epidural steroid shots in spine for pain issues in June/July and right after that I JUST HAPPENed to have an ACTH cortisol stimulation test after trying for years to figure out some causes of some health problems.
Anyway I wish I had a test before the shots, I will never know... (3 replies)
... t getting bronchitis in the summer. I think it is true that you get bronchitis more in the summer. Before coming to FL. I was always having bronchitis winter and summer but more in winter. Then a few yrs. ago I went to dr. in the summer and had bronchitis which in two dys. went into pneumonia. ... (3 replies)
... Basically, that's what I've done since I got sick...rest. Last summer I did nothing but lay on the couch. No camping, no fishing, no baseball, no gardening. It was horrible. ... (3 replies)
... There is a fungus called Aspergillus that causes asthma-like symptoms, or in an already asthmatic person, it would cause a gradual worsening of asthma status. Asthmatics and people with other chronic lung diseases are more prone to infection with the Aspergillus fungus, possibly because the mucus that already exists in the lungs provides a medium for the fungi to grow.
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... I live in Southeast Virginia, and started getting sick late last summer right before Hurricane Isabel hit. Very humid weather and a LOT of rain so the mold spores where high. ... (1 replies)
... e the her listen to lungs again and hopefully get a chest xray. I've been reading today that the cough can linger for a month. Also, it shows up mostly in late summer and fall. Whatever it is, rest up and drink plenty of fluids. Hope you feel better soon! ... (5 replies)
... This is a long story so please be patient and read it all. I will try to be as brief as possible.
I got married about two years ago. I moved in with my new wife, where she had been living for about 6 months. Shortly after that, we got two cats that had been her parents, that they didn't want anymore. Both cats were healthy and about 10 years old. A few months later, one of... (1 replies)
... en they get on me, it only seems to stress me out more, which then makes me smoke more. I see great changes in my COPD this past year. The hot humid weather this summer has had me panting for breath. Last summer there was some problems with that, but not like this summer. This past winter I was sick quite often. ... (7 replies)
... g time friend had MAC . She never smoked either but had parents who did. She has always coughed, since childhood. Had valve surgery less than 2 years ago and had pneumonia last summer. She's had bronchiectisis for some time and MAC just showed up. She continues to feel fine and is very active, teaching fulltime. ... (217 replies)
... Have had some problems with the asthma over the past couple of days, but suspect that is because of the humidity. Had an extremely dry summer up until now. ... (169 replies)
... Hi All....
Pigeons are very famous for Histoplasmosis.
The other word for Valley fever is "coccidioidomycosis". Some ppl can have it an never know as you mentioned Louie. But for others it can be very serious to fatal. It is found in Arizona, California, Nevade, Texas and Mexico. The Phoenix area is the most affected city. You contract VF by inhaling cocci spores. ... (2 replies)
... air complection female with a history of smoking. Up to 3 packs a day when I quit cold turkey on April Fool's day 2001 I have "a little" emphysema. I did have my pneumonia vaccine a year ago so am not yet concerned about that complication. I take azithromycin,rifampin and ethambutol as treatment. ... (110 replies)
... Hi Murph6, I have nodules and some lger than 5. When first chest x ray after pneumonia (in summer 2004) showed something wrong. Dr. ordered cat scan. Then called me at home one eve. and said make apt. with lung dr. Then bronchoscopy for biopsy and other breathing tests. We were in Ohio and ready to head so. Came to FL. and saw lung dr. He got all the reports in and said it... (12 replies)
... ese sensations as well and they go away and they usually ignore it but it gets me concerned. Especailly since Im thinking of getting on a plane sometime over the summer and I dont want anything to happen. ... (0 replies)
... I have had a lot of upper respiratory infections, pneumonia twice and last summer had again. I stay away from anybody sick and don't go in crowds. I don't know if I being too fanatic. Appreciate anyones thoughts on that. ... (26 replies)
... Hi Butterfly!!
How cool that you wrote a paper on us backwards, cilia defective folks:) At birth my situs inversus was discovered. You would think that once the rest of the symptoms began it would have been easy to diagnose. The reversed organs combined with respitory, sinus etc is pretty much a dead give away. Unfortunately for me my peds doc also had situs inversus but... (35 replies)