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Severe Asthma/Pneumonia/TB

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  • Posted By: EmilyMcN
  • May 26, 2007
  • 04:29 AM

Hi Guys, you may or may not know me from "Chest pain....still"

I have one more question for you all. I have just come out of hospital this morning after having Pneumonia AND "active TB." I have a clearance from the hospital to go back to work next week, with my personal opinion of health permitting. But i'm also recovering from a bout of the common cold that almost all Melbournians are suffering from at the moment. This 'cold' has subsequently triggered off my asthma and am needing my medications far more than usual, which is normal for me. Before I went into the hospital I began having 'blackouts.' They ran tests but all came back inconclusive. At the moment it is almost winter and getting very very cold. It is not doing justice for my condition. I insisted that I was ok so that I could go home as I had been in hospital for a week.

I am currently taking copious amounts of medication for my infections/asthma and am a little worried about taking all of these at once. (I am also back on predisolone for my asthma). Any side effects I should watch out for? The only reason I am a little worried is because I live alone and I work with kids. please remember though, that my medications do not pose a risk of altered conciousness or mental ability and the specialists have allowed me to return to work if I feel I can cope with it.

Thanx guys


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