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Old 10-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
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Mycoplasma/Walking Pneumonia!!! HELP ME!

Hello All,

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....

 
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
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Re: Mycoplasma/Walking Pneumonia!!! HELP ME!

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Hello All,

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....
Tell your GP you want a referal to a chest specialist, and also that you want to take prophylactic doxycycline 100mg per day until this can happen.

 
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:20 AM   #3
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Re: Mycoplasma/Walking Pneumonia!!! HELP ME!

Possibly stupid idea: Sterilize your house. It will at least get rid of the germs from the last time you were sick.

This means washing whatever can go through the washing machine or dishwasher in hot water, and swabbing surfaces with a bleach-based cleanser.

Do the same for your office.

 
Old 11-04-2007, 04:41 PM   #4
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Re: Mycoplasma/Walking Pneumonia!!! HELP ME!

Try using a new toothbrush after you get rid of your cold.I have heard you can get sick again from your toothbrush.Hope this helps and good luck.

Mapia

 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:37 PM   #5
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Re: Mycoplasma/Walking Pneumonia!!! HELP ME!

Thank you all for the advice. I will certainly take all the precautions mentioned!!!!

 
Old 11-10-2007, 01:44 AM   #6
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Re: Mycoplasma/Walking Pneumonia!!! HELP ME!

did you actually stop working with kids becasue of this? I have been overly sick with a simular thing and I work in a daycare. do you no longer work with the public?

 
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