Mycoplasma/Walking Pneumonia!!! HELP ME!
Please give advice if you know what type of Doctor I need to see!!!
I have been contracting Mycoplasma (a.k.a. Walking Pneumonia) over and over for the last 3 years. I have literally had it 15 plus times. I have only been seeing my general Doctor, who just prescribes me with a 'Z pack' round of antibiotics, because it is bacterial.
It is misreable; I get really fatigued, cough, run high fevers, chills etc. It is not AS BAD as the flu, but is definaly in second place. Once the initial symptoms are gone, I am weak for about a month & then, right when I am back on my feet again I catch mycoplasma AGAIN!
I just had it this past week and I feel cruddy. My doc doubled up the antibiotics finally and sent my blood for immunity issues but all is clear! WHY DO I CATCH THIS SO MUCH???? Also, it is contageous and the Doc says I have to actually catch it from someone -sneeze etc. But I don't know who around me would have it! I no longer work around kids, or am in college. I just go to work and come home.
I can't figure if I should see a Pulmonoligst or Immunoligist.
Any advice or anyone in my shoes? This is really getting rediculous....