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mucus in windpipe

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 23, 2006
  • 01:32 AM

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
Severe Cough
Blood in sinuses
Occasional shortness of breath
Occasional headaches
No fever
Fatigue

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?

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  • No, but if u figure it out, post it please, there are too little answers to these issues, and this sounds like a common theme, let us all know what the Dr's come up with, and I'm just curious if this is environmental, do you live in New York?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 26, 2006
    • 03:19 AM
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  • 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 upAll muscles sore & numb - to the point he can hardly walkSevere CoughBlood in sinuses Occasional shortness of breathOccasional headachesNo feverFatigueThe 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?My child is 5 and he aspirates causing mucus in both his lungs and trachea. Maybe your dad should have a speech barium swallow study done to see if he is aspirating unknowingly.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2010
    • 07:04 PM
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