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Old 15th April 2019, 12:43 PM   #1
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Pneumonia almost over: Sinuses noisy!

Hi everyone..

Iím finally at the tail end of a bout with mild pneumonia (and am hopeful to have a restful night of uninterrupted sleep soon!)

I also had a head cold, perhaps sinusitis to go along with the joy of pneumonia. Now that Iím finally starting to ďdry outĒ from a constantly running nose and productive (and disgusting!) cough, my sinuses seem to be making a crackling and popping sound I can hear inside my head but not audible to others. Itís starting to drive me a bit mad.

Has anyone had this or know how to ease it? I am trying to be patient with rest and recovery but this is just so annoying!

Thanks !
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Old 15th April 2019, 1:07 PM   #2
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Sounds like congestion. But in case it's dryness, take a steamy shower and see if it helps it any. If so, keep it humid in your room for awhile. Sounds like something you might need decongestant pseudoephedrine (at the pharmary but not prescription in the US) for. Ask your doc.
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Old 15th April 2019, 1:41 PM   #3
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Thanks preraph I will try a humidifier and if that doesnít help Iíll make an appointment with the GP.

Iím currently covered in Vicks!
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Old 15th April 2019, 4:21 PM   #4
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I think humidity might help. Hope so anyway. Yeah, if it doesn't, need to be sure it's not something more sinister! Feel better soon.
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Old 16th April 2019, 8:53 AM   #5
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After being awake again all night coughing Iíve booked in with the doctors this afternoon. Letís hope I can kick this for my neighboursí sake!
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After being awake again all night coughing Iíve booked in with the doctors this afternoon. Letís hope I can kick this for my neighboursí sake!
Perhaps you can go straight to an ENT doctor? Personally Iím quite picky about doctors. I like to see a good specialist directly even for relatively minor stuff and I need to really understand whatís going on...
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Perhaps you can go straight to an ENT doctor? Personally Iím quite picky about doctors. I like to see a good specialist directly even for relatively minor stuff and I need to really understand whatís going on...
Hi June!

Doctors update: I still have pneumonia and it has triggered my asthma something fierce. Iíve had a chest X-ray and so far:

I have a fever
More antibiotics
Prednisone
More seratide
Less rescue inhaler
Some mouth rinse because more seratide gives me mouth thrush (disgusting)
Referral to pulmonologist and ENT

So youíre right on target. He said if anything gets worse to call an ambulance and go straight to the emergency room. My Auntie who is 80 but is in perfect health and still runs 10ks(!!) is here helping out so she wonít take any of my nonsense and will force me to go to emergency if needed.

Thanks for the great advice (and preraph too)
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Hi June!

Doctors update: I still have pneumonia and it has triggered my asthma something fierce. Iíve had a chest X-ray and so far:

I have a fever
More antibiotics
Prednisone
More seratide
Less rescue inhaler
Some mouth rinse because more seratide gives me mouth thrush (disgusting)
Referral to pulmonologist and ENT

So youíre right on target. He said if anything gets worse to call an ambulance and go straight to the emergency room. My Auntie who is 80 but is in perfect health and still runs 10ks(!!) is here helping out so she wonít take any of my nonsense and will force me to go to emergency if needed.

Thanks for the great advice (and preraph too)
Hope you feel better. Glad your auntie can help out.

My best friend was prescribed small dosages of prednisone for a few days and she had horrible nightmares as side effects. Make sure to taper it off properly, as there can be pretty bad withdrawal symptoms.
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Old people be hitting the bottle when ill.
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Old 17th April 2019, 6:05 AM   #10
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Hope you feel better. Glad your auntie can help out.

My best friend was prescribed small dosages of prednisone for a few days and she had horrible nightmares as side effects. Make sure to taper it off properly, as there can be pretty bad withdrawal symptoms.
They specifically told me to take the prednisone in the morning or said Iíd have a horrible, sleepless night. Also they said that Iíd swell up like a balloon and my face would be puffy. Joy!
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Yes, had this. Was mild pneumonia. Then told asthma related to allergies. I had weezing congestion coughing non stop. Steam and humidifier helped. It will get better if you keep on top of it and follow up with the doc
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Get well soon ...thatís lots medicine youíre taking...
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Wow, I feel for you! Hope you're on the mend and feeling better.
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Old 11th May 2019, 1:59 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the posts everyone! Believe it or not Iíve just got back to feeling more like myself and not being completely exhausted and no coughing for 3 days.

Thank you for all the well wishes!
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