My dad (who is generally in great health) has been sick for four months. After many useless trips to his family doctor, he went to a lung specialist and was told he had double pnumonia (sp?), but that his immune system was fighting it and he was improving. Now, a month or so later, his lungs are clear, but he can barely get up and has the following symptoms:
Mucus in windpipe – toxic & makes him sick when he coughs it up
All muscles sore & numb - to the point he can hardly walk
Blood in sinuses
Occasional shortness of breath
The lung doctor put him on steroids but he has stopped taking them now - that may be causing the muslce pain. My dad thinks he has some type of toxin in his system that is causing all this. He finally forced the lung doctor to order a lab to test some of the mucus and should get the results next week. He has had me searching the internet for a possible diagnosis and I can't find anything. Any thoughts?