[QUOTE=nmorgan01;4702234]Hi, I am a 26 year old female, also a nurse on a pediatric floor at a local hospital. I contracted H1N1 on 2/4/11 and have been soooo sick ever since. I have had difficulty breathing, chest tightness, extreme fatigue, inability to return to work, and do simple daily tasks (shower, laundry, cooking, walking the dog, etc.). I am wondering if anybody else diagnosed with this strain of flu this season has experienced the same or similar symptoms. I see a pulmonologist about once a week, have been back to the ER 5 different times since I was diagnosed, an urgent care center 3 times, and was admitted overnight once. I am so tired of the doctors saying they don't know when I will feel better, or why I still feel so sick. The only meds I am on are prednisone for presumed inflammation, and albuterol treatments as needed. I find that neither is helping very much. My main problem is struggling to breathe, all day long, no matter what. It gets much worse when I get up and walk around, or do anything other than lay on the couch basically. I am frustrated and feel alone, like nobody understands what I am going through. I am beginning to think it is all in my head. All I know is that I struggle to breathe every day of my life and I just want to return to the job I love and find out what is wrong with me!!!
See my post 'what i've learned about swine flu & recovery. This virus is a nasty one but u will recover & no it's not all in ur head it is just unfortunatly dr's know so little about it. Take care Lady in black