Patient Comments: ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) - Treatment

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What kinds of treatment, therapy, or medication did you receive for ARDS? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: AK, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 15

I am an ARDS survivor, I met with an accident and was hospitalized, due to severe bleeding caused by an injury and inhaling vomited stomach content from the mouth. On the 3rd day I came to know I was affected by ARDS by referring multiple x-rays (i.e. cloudy formation around the lungs). They immediately started the procedure for the ARDS. I was under ventilation for 4 days and tracheostomy was done. I was given an antibiotic saying anything can happen, can’t predict. Since I was a youngster my body reacted to that antibiotic, and then I was cured! I was hospitalized for 30 days totally due to various other surgeries. Initially I had shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and extreme tiredness, but due to regular breathing exercise and food habits I was able to do my regular day to day activities within 5 months. Think positive! Don’t give up! Time heals.

Comment from: Susan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

I had bypass surgery and now I have adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) because of the surgery. I also got C. difficile that was difficult to treat. I stayed weeks in an after care facility. I couldn't think, eat or stand. They put me on a face oxygen mask and my oxygen level finally got to 100 percent. Medicine galore all day long and then the rehabilitation of walking. Today I am home but I still feel the presence of ARDS with every breath I take.

Comment from: Saltydog32 , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I have no idea what treatment I received for ARDS but I’m alive.

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