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HELP! recurring pneumonia??

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  • April 20, 2007
  • 07:45 AM

First off, I am in the army. (I say this so you can get a better idea about my living conditions.) About 2 and a half months ago, I was diagnosed with pneumonia, and hospitalized for three days. It took me about a month to get better (not 100%) about 90%, but I went back to the army anyway. A week and a half later, I was sick again with a high fever, bad cough. I went to the doctor at the base, who from hearing my lungs, told me to go to the emergency room at a civilian hospital, and that I had pneumonia again. When I had arrived, the hospital once again x-rayed my lungs but found nothing. They sent me home with some anti fever medication, and taht was that. At this point I had lost about 7 kilos in my body wheight, and still was very fatigued.

(I had, prior to thisbeen used to sleeping 5 hours a night, and now I suddenly needed 12 to function.) In addition, I still felt like something was off, I wasn't strong enough, notvibrant enough - my head wasn't "with it".

After once again returning to the army, (about at the two month point - from originally getting pneumonia) I got sick again witha high fever, rested for about 2 days straight, and felt good enough afterwards to continuewith my work in the army. Still, however with a lingering sore throat and slight wet cough.

Now, we're at the two and a half month mark, since the incident, and after severe pain in the right side of my face and a bad headache two days ago - this morning I just coughed up some blood in the shower. I noticed I have a slight dry cough, and sometimes cough up just a little bit of mucous, but it's just slightly green and reminiscent of a head cold.

The truth is, I don't know why I keep getting sick, what to make of this, if this is just s string of bad luck, or is something seriously wrong with me. any information would be greatly appreciated.

Also, any suggestions for a home remedy or any general thoughts would be appreciated as well.

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