Time to get back into everything

Hey everyone, I’m back. Still not completely well, but almost over it all.

I did go to the doctor about the cough and was told I was getting some bronchial stuff, not sure what. She was shocked by how violet my cough was and suggested some antibiotics plus some steroids. The first I had to take for a week, the steroids justย  days.

About the second day on the medication I started noticing that my mouth tasted horrible and I was so thirsty all the time. I put it down to the steroids as I had never taken them before. I was glad when the third day of them finished.

However, I still felt off. By the 4th day I was having stomach cramps and just feeling sick. It reminded me of morning sickness. I soon realised it was the antibiotics. They were some I had never taken before as well. Each day I just felt like crap. I had to keep taking them, as you have to do that with antibiotics. If I had felt even worse I would have gone to the doctors or hospital, but decided to just get on with it.

I sat around for the rest of the week.

I took the last tablet last night and while the cough has been gone for almost a week, I still feel a bit off, but know that in a day or two I should be back to normal.

Who knew that having a reaction to antibiotics was a thing. So all the feelings of sickness, light headedness and foul taste in my mouth was due to that, I hope. We will see in the next couple of days.

Thank you everyone who wished me to get better and I seriously hope that I will be now. I don’t get sick often, but for this to happen and just go on and on has been outside the norm for me and I am definitely over it. Fingers crossed all will be good now.

I have some photos to show you, obviously old ones. They were taken back in 2021 of Princes Pier.

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62 Comments

  1. Fantastic photos as usual Leanne and sorry to hear you have been unwell. They are some stuccoed coughs post flu/Covid that seem to longer this year. The stronger antibiotics can affect taste and gut health. I have been through this a few times over the years and found yoghurt (natural not sweetened), and salty foods can offset the side effects. Plus good old saltwater sinus flushes. Hoping you feel your energy and health return asap.

    1. Thank you. Thanks for the advice, though I would go for the salty, I don’t like yoghurt. Good to know though. I really hope I never have to take those ones again. I really try to avoid taking them if I can. I am feeling so much better and really want to get back to normal.

  2. Wow. Brilliant blog post Leanne. Firstly, I wish you a steady and fast recovery from the illness that has engulfed you and I am glad you took immediate action by going to the doctor.

    Also, I just want to say the Princess Prier photos are stunning๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

    Take care and get well soon

    1. Thank you so much. I am feeling myself again, and very grateful that I have finally got past it.
      I love Princes Pier it is a great place to take photos. I will do.

  3. Hi Leanne. Hope you keep improving. I usually trying more natural items like vitamins and gargling but there are times you just have to take the medicines. Best wishes Phil

    1. I don’t like taking anything if I can avoid it, especially antibiotics, it isn’t good to take them too often. However, as you said, if you have to take them, you do. Thank you Phil, I am feeling so much better now.

    1. Thankfully I am feeling normal again Lynette, I’ve never been sick from them before, but will be more careful in the future. Thank you.

  4. Glad to hear that you have begun to feel better. Even antibiotics do have side effects. I once had one where the side effects were so bad that I went back to the doctor and was given the other antibiotic that they use for that condition instead. I have made a note of the one that didn’t suit me. Some of those pictures seem quite ghostly. You always manage to take interesting photographs.

    1. Thank you RJ, it is so good to finally be feeling well. I had no idea that antibiotics had them, none. I do now. I have to make a note about the ones I was on too for the same reason. That is really nice of you to say, I don’t know what I do, but thank you.

  5. I’m glad you are better. There are many antibiotics that I can’t take. A year ago I had to be taken to hospital by ambulance because of a reaction to an antibiotic. Not fun.

    1. Thank you Deb, it is strange I had never heard of it before, then my daughter told me she has had some reactions to them as well. Sorry to hear it was so bad you had to go to hospital. Not fun at all.

  6. Glad to hear you’re feeling better and encourage you to continue taking it easy in order to allow your body to fully heal. It sounds as if your system went through an awful lot. ๐Ÿ™

    1. It is hard to take it easy when it seemed like I was sick for so long, but I agree, I have to make myself be careful. I don’t know, but I do want to get back to normal. Thank you Tracy.

    1. I really hope so Sofia, I was over being sick. It is strange the reactions, never knew you could get it. Thank you Sofia.

  7. Glad to see you back here, Leanne. But I’m so sorry that the meds made you sick. That is pretty horrible.

  8. Dear Leanne
    we are very happy to read that you feel better now. We wish you a fast recovery.
    Great pictures like always ๐Ÿ‘ We like the dark tone of your pics.
    Get well soon
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. sorry you had to go through all of that, and glad you are headed back to feeling better. take good care of yourself

    1. It could have been worse, I suppose, so I am happy that it wasn’t really serious. Still always crap when you feel sick. Thank you so much Beth.

  10. Yay, I am glad that you are feeling better, Leanne! You’ve been down a rough road lately. Your old photos are always beautiful! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

    1. I’m glad too John, I was so fed up with feeling terrible all the time. It has been rough, one thing after another. Thank you so much John.

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