COPD: Antibiotics make my lung function go way down
I have been diagnosed with Very Severe COPD. Sometime when I am placed on an antibiotic, my lung function goes way down. I am wondering if anyone with COPD has experienced this and if so, if received the vaccine was this a side effect of the vaccine.
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@ppr– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for joining us with a great question. Connect is an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you. The COVID-19 vaccines are not antibiotics. They use RNA to teach your body to recognize the virus that causes COVID-19 so that your immune system can fight it and get rid of it. There can be side-effects from the vaccine but the worst side effects are the long-lasting ones from COVID-19 itself.
The most common side-effects from the vaccines are sore arm, fever. chills. tiredness and headaches. However, a reduction in lung function is certainly a serious concern. I would ask your PCP or Pulmonologist about this
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Has your doctor explained why this happens to you after you are given antibiotics? Is it all antibiotics?
@ppr, I appreciate your question and concern. I've been diag. with chronic bronchitis (COPD) and am on meds for it. I checked earlier with my pulmonologist about taking the Covid vacc. She told me that it would be fine for me to take it.
I was just vaccinated Friday, Jan 8th with Moderna. Absolutely No side effects not even a bit sore! In fact, I've had several annual flu shots that left uncomfortable soreness through the next day. Of course, each patient's condition is different and if you are seeing a specialist, you might want to check for approval before getting the vaccine.
No he hasn’t but he is aware it happens. I was told it was ok to take an additional prednisone if this happened. I take 10 mg a day for my breathing. I see on here that people have stopped their doses for the shot but I need this to breath so I could not stop. I do hope that my continued use has not made my vaccine ineffective. Does anyone have an opinion on that?
I have had the vaccine. My Dr. recommended it. I just am in hopes my use of prednisone have not made it ineffective. I hope to get the second shot and several weeks after that see if I have any antibodies.