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There is no way for me to tell you when you are going to feel better because to determine the cause of your various symptoms would be hard even if I had you in the ER
I think that you are still in the post operative period
and that stomach upset and some nausea and diarrhea
are not out of the ordinary
as to the gravol
you can take this at night only if you like
but if nausea is a big problem for you
there is no reason not to take it as written,
which is usually either three or four times a day depending on formulation
Thank you. With the hives & pneumonia how long will my normal recovery time be extended ? Was originally to be off work for 4weeks.
again, hard to say, would need to see your labs and Xrays and do an exam, but I think it need not necessarily prolong your recovery, depends a lot on if you are in good shape and if you do not smoke...
if you are not in good shape and smoke the pneumonia is likely to extend your recovery by a few days to a week
Smoke about 1/2to3/4pack per day down to 3 or 4 per day usually only having a couple puffs at a time.still get tired very easily like cooking supper wipes me out.
so this is going to be a hard time for you.. sounds like it already has been.....
perhaps this surgery and the recovery can be a wake-up call that you need to change some things
that being said
very important to follow your doctor's instructions
and if you have an incentive spirometer
a device you breathe into and suck air out of
you need to use it every day, just like you are supposed to
they usually give you one of these after the surgery
but it would help a lot with the recovery from pneumonia as welll
Don't have one never received one will taking deep breaths do the same thing.
breathing through a straw (or trying to) can do a similar thing
How often should I do this ? I know smoking is bad for me especially now but just can't seem to quit is the amount that I've cut back & only having a couple puffs every few hours helping at all
cutting back is good
and if you can simply take a twenty minute walk once a day that would be great
can you do that?
Can it be around the house or should ot be outside & yes I probably can do 20 mins.is sun an issue when taking doxycycline.
Do I need to take frequent naps or is just sitting and relaxing sufficient rest.
Thank you for your knowledge.
I'm sorry, one of my kids had an outside emergency...
outside would be best.... can get your heart going better out there and not have to change direction so much
sun and doxycycline.... one minute... let me check
there is a warning for photosentitivity
but this really would be more a warning about prolonged sun exposure , such as at the beach
so 20 minutes outside walking would not be an issue
Hope your child is fine I really appreciate your time.so if I go around the block a couple times once in the morning and once in the afternoon it would be good?
and as you regain strength
you can build on this
and eventually you can stop smoking too
but one step at a time
I will be trying to quit smoking. One last question should I take gravol or Imodium before my antibiotics to help with the nausea it seems worst about 1/2 hour after antibiotics.
there is no reason not to take those
the gravol for nausea
and the immodium for diarrhea
How long before my antibiotics should I take them?
I think thirty minutes is reasonable, perhaps an hour... there's no need to take the immodium if you are not having diarrhea
but the gravol would be good thirty minutes to an hour prior if the antibiotics are hard on your stomach
Sometimes diarrhea after antibiotics but mainly very loose stool still on mostly liquid diet adding bread ( sandwiches ). No full meals yet.
does your surgeon know you are taking the immodium?
Haven't tried any yet just gravol at night he is on holiday for another week saw an et doctorfor ppneumonia.
so immodium is for a day or two or three at the most
it is not clear that your diarrhea is from the antibiotics
and when your surgeon comes back
be sure to let him know about these issues
Thank you I am just very tired of being sick can't yet see the light at the end of this tunnel. My surgeon is an hour away and I feel like I shouldn't bother the er doctors with these seemingly minor problems. I may be overreacting.
I think you are acting very reasonably and taking good care of yourself
It's a good thing to ask these questions about your health and I'm happy to fill in when you can't speak with your doctor
Thank you and have a good night.
you as well
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