A couple days after New Years I came down with laryngitis which Urgent Care told me was just a virus in me that had to run it's course. Was difficult to breathe and my chest was hurting. Two weeks later I was coughing up horrible green junk, and had that awful rattlely wet breathing. The rest of me felt fine though, was all in my chest-except for my hearing was out of whack, it felt like I had a heavy wet towel wrapped around my head. I went to my doctor, diagnosed that I had pneumonia in my right lung, and put me on Levaquin for 10 days + an inhalor with a starter attached. She told me that within 24 hours of the first dose I'd be feeling a million times better. I took the first dose at 7pm, and at 1am I had a stroke (have had many, they don't really affect me) in which I vomited-so not positive if the first dose fully made it into my system. Three days into the meds I still hadn't improved, but by the fifth day I could feel my lungs dry up a bit. With two days of my prescription left, my roommate was diagnosed with bronchitis and also put on Levaquin. Fast forward a few days and the stuff I was coughing up was back to clear, and was breathing w/o wheezing. Less than a week later I'm so congested I can barely breathe, blowing my nose constantly, coughing up green stuff, and I've started throwing up 5+ times a day b/c the mucus behind my throat is gagging me. I can also (ew) taste the same taste as when I was diagnosed with the pneumonia. My hearing was so bad that I went back to my doctor to be checked for an ear infection right when I just started coughing stuff up again, I voiced my concern about vomiting so much and what I was coughing up-and she told me it was risidual. She directed me to take Sudafed, Afrin, and Benedril. All great for an hour or so of relief but that's all. Just today I've started coughing quite a bit and wheezing and I'm hoping for a little light at the end of this tunnel.
So my questions/concerns are. .
-Since I was assured by Urgent Care that I just had a silly 'ol virus, and didn't get diagnosed sooner with pneumonia, did it just build more and therefore I should have been on the Levaquin longer?
-Was I cured of the pneumonia but caught bronchitis from my roommate? Such similiar symptoms.
-Are these just normal after effects of pneumonia and this'll all go away?
Big apologies for the wall of text