Last week I was diagnosed with a chest/throat/ear infection and given antibiotics (amoxicillin/clavulanic Acid - 10 day course). It is day 6 and I don’t think the meds are working. The dr prescribed this medication instead of the usual amoxicillin because he was concerned that I am “immunocompromised.” My main concern is the pain/discomfort I am feeling in my chest and the struggle to breath (and occasional dull pains in my liver area - nothing that makes me stop what I’m doing but definitely uncomfortable.) I wasn’t super concerned until I was reading some of these posts and saw that this could be PSC related, and not a chest infection at all. Thoughts? I don’t want to go sit at the hospital if I don’t have to because I don’t want to put myself near other sick people if it’s nothing to worry about.
So, I guess my question is, could PSC mimic a cold/chest infection or am I just being ridiculous?
I’ve been more fatigued than usual and have had a headache every day for the last week and a half. I was putting it down to the chest/ear/throat infection but now the other posts have me thinking it could be more.
Thanks everyone… from one worrywart!
I have been diagnosed with PSC (May 2016) and also have ulcerative colitis
So sorry you are having these issues. They do sound familiar to me post transplant due to immune suppression. I’d recommend you see a good ENT doctor first, then a pulmonologist if no improvement. My ENT got me straightened out with a shot of Rocephrin, shot of steroids and a Trelegy inhaler. Hope this helps.
Thanks Mark. I felt like I was being silly but I don’t feel like it’s just the chest/ear/throat infection. Meds usually clear those up and it is not working this time. My neck and the lower part of my esophagus feels so constricted.