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post strep syndrome

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This week I started a lowered dose of Keflex , 250 mg 2x a day for a month. I understand more about what is going on my immune system is attacking my body in response to the high levels of strep bacteria in the body. I am pale and I am exhausted. I see my cardiologist next week to evaluate my heart and see if this has gone into endocarditis. I gained 4 pounds of fluid last week and got very weak when after going off of the antibiotics for 2 days then back on them for 7 , was very scary started having chest pain around my heart and got very swollen. I haven't been to the gym in 2 weeks. I did go for a 2 mile walk yesterday and 1 and 3/4 mile walk tonight. I hope to get to the gym in the morning. This is a very hard road back to me.
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VICKIYOLANDA 4/18/2010 4:05PM

    Keep hopes alive. I'm glad you seem to be a little better. I hope you don't over work yourself thoe! emoticon

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SUCHAHOOT 4/15/2010 10:59PM

    I hope you get good news from your cardiologist. I'll hold you in my prayers. I;m sorry you have one more thing to deal with. Take care.
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ISLOBIRDSEEDS 4/15/2010 9:02PM

  I am so sorry you are feeling so bad. I am wishing you the best of luck in overcoming this infection. Give your body some recovery time. I am hoping all goes well for you.

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