“I have been coughing for weeks”

Dear friends who have been suffering this unfortunate plight,

I would like to share my experience and knowledge of this terrible many-month-cough, which I have been diagnosed with 3 times already.

  • Have you been coughing for a really long time?
  • Do you feel lethargic all the time?
  • When you cough, do you cough non-stop until you have to gasp for air?
  • Does it keep you up at night?

If you answered yes to all the above questions, you might just have mycoplasma pneumoniae. which can cause pneumonia, though it’s possible to be infected with Mycoplasma pneumoniae without necessarily developing pneumonia.

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Common symptoms include the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Cough, usually dry and not bloody
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fever (may be high)
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

Less common symptoms include:

  • Ear pain
  • Eye pain or soreness
  • Muscle aches and joint stiffness
  • Neck lump
  • Rapid breathing
  • Skin lesions or rash

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae is also known as walking pneumonia because you can still go about your daily activities while you have it. And usually you’re not feeling so bad, till you feel like you have to take MC, so you go around doing your normal thang, with your normal routine. AND THIS IS VERY IRRESPONGSIBER OF YEW, because mycoplasma pneumoniae is rather infectious, especially if you’re coughing and spewing your secretions everywhere.

So go forth and tell your loctor, pls check if I have mycoplasma. (ps it’s a bacteria and not a virus) He/she will run an xray of your lungs or a blood test to determine this, and once done and tested positive, he/she will diagnose Klacid or Azithromycin which are antibiotics. Azithromycin will cost a little more, but please choose that over Klacid because Klacid gave me an awful reflux and you taste bitter shit in your mouth every day. :< not cool not cool.

Also please take more Vitamin C and lots of water and have lots of rest and stay away from fried stuff and cover your mouth when you cough.

It is also possible that you recover from mycoplasma without medication, but this will take you a month or two, of which, you will probably lead a miserable existence.

That is all I have to say. Jiayou, all you coughers and wheezers. May you rid yourself of mycoplasma pneumoniae soon.

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my name is steph. i love cute fluffy things and dancing. my interests include advertising, public relations and internet marketing. i hate writing about myself.

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