Been really poorly since the end of November with what I took to be a heavy dose of flu. Not trained or been near any gym since last week in November and had 3 bouts off work, most recently this week. Stupidly I keep going back in before Im ready with best intentions and thus Ive got 3 black bouts of absence instead of one continuous.
Anyways, it transpires I have Pleuracy AGAIN. Had it in Summer 2009. Has anyone suffered from it? What were you given? How did you recover? Im on 500mg Amoxycillan 3 times per day and a temporary inhaler. My lungs feel like Ive got two daggers stuck in them and like someone is constantly squeezing them to make me splutter.
Im told once you've had it, you are susceptable to it in future, particularly on the back of flu or injuries to and around the ribs which prevent you from exhaling crap from your lungs completely.
Between Sept 2009 and Aug 2010 I was on a very heavy course of painkillers including tramadol, codeine, oral morphine and gabapentin for a spinal injury resulting in a successful operation and me back training and functioning properly. I do seem to get ill a lot more frequently and the bad effects of alcohol and large meals is extremely noticable since my medication.
Has anyone had any similar experiences? Do you think my immune system has been weakened? If so is it irreversable?
Im quite worried to be honest. I just want to crack on and have 12 months where Im not ill or seriously injured.
Thanks in advance guys.