I have had a grating cough, and subsequently a stubborn chest infection, for approximately eight weeks. I have vomited. I have coughed up tons of phlegm and even some specks of blood. My appetite has diminished. I have missed three days of work. I am on my third set of antibiotics (625 mg per tablet, three times daily for one week). I have seen three GPs. A chest x-ray showed nothing sinister. My breathing is difficult, laboured.
Is it likely that my history of ME and the associated problems with my immune system mean that I am much more susceptible to things such as chest infections and that, once I have them, they affect me more than others and are more difficult to get rid of?