I don't know if something is seriously wrong with my immune system or if I am just unlucky. I am 20 years old, and in the army. I am fit, and in good shape. Until 2 and a half months ago I was the strongest (in terms of endurance) person in my platoon, and one of the strongest in my whole company.
2 and a half months ago, I felt I was getting abit of a cold, but didn't pay any attention to it. about three days after taht, I had a fever, went to the doctor, adn was told to rest for a couple of days. thinking that was the end of it, I went home and didn't think twice. The fever, however, kept lingering, and only after 2 weeks, did a doctor finally tell me to get a chest x-ray. I felt fine, but was a bit scared because I was caughing up a bit of blood in the mornings. I was told I had pneumonia, and was hospitalized for three days while being put on antibiotics through an iv.
after that, for the next month afterwards, I felt tired and weak. itwas strange, because my eyes felt awake, and at the sametime my body felt useless. I had also lost 7 kilos by this time. I finished the antibiotics, and 3 weeks after being let out of the hospital, returned to the army, notfeeling 100% better. (still weak) A week and a half later, I was sick again witha high fever, wet cough, and was sent again to the emergency room, thinking that it was a relapse of pneumonia, they foud nothing after taking an x-ray. I restedfor another 3 weeks, came back to the army feeling healthier once again, but not 100%. The shortness of breath, however, that I had experienced earlier was not present.
Now (last week) I once again came down with a fever, about 2 and a half months (almost three months) after this whole thing started. I rested for a day and a half, and it was gone. a small caugh lingered, but I thought nothing of it. it was that of a small head cold. two days ago, I had an excruciating pain in my face, on the right side. the next morning it was better, though. and this morning, although I feel fine, and the weakness is gone, although i feel slightly more tired than usual, I caughed up mucus with a lot of blood in the shower adn it freakedme out a bit.
I don't know if these incidences are related, or if I am prone to getting sick. I drink a lot of water every day, eat well, and even take vitamin supplements. the only thing which on a general schedule in the army that is missing, is sleep. I will be able to see a doctor in two days, but until then, should I be worried? what steps can I take to get over this, deal with it, or possibly prevent it from happening once again?
any information would be greatly appreciated.
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