Threw in the towel, Antibiotics it is
Hey all! It’s been a little while since I have updated. I have not been feeling well for a few weeks. I have been coughing more, especially at night. I went for lung functions and to give a sputum sample today. My lung function is down just a tad. My FEV1 was .95L/33%, down from 35%. That’s the amount of air that I can push out in the first second after taking in a big deep breath. Which basically means I’m using 33% of my lung capacity.
Just got a call from my nurse and we are going to try oral antibiotics first. Hoping it will knock this thing down a bit. I will be on Cipro (750mg) twice a day and Bactrim (800/160mg, 2 pills) twice a day for 14 days, along with Prednisone (20mg) for 5 days. Oral antibiotics don’t usually do much for me because my bugs aren’t sensitive to much or I’m allergic to what would work. Since its been awhile since I have been on oral antibiotics I’m hoping they do something. If I’m not better soon I will be switching to IV antibiotics. I tried to hold out as long as I could but coughing is annoying, not too mention very draining. I had a decent summer CF wise and was able to enjoy some days at the pool. If you know me, you know that I love me some sunshine. It helps with my mood. I try to soak up as much vitamin D as possible.
My depression and anxiety have been worse for a few months. We just upped my Effexor hoping it will help. Nothing so far but it’s only been a week. I’ve not had much motivation and been sleeping more hence the depression being worse lately. I keep trying to push myself as best I can. Depression and anxiety suck big time!!! I’ll update later to let you know if the oral antibiotics helped or if I will be starting IVs.
Until next time…