... Hi there
I've been unwell following a very severe pneumonia for 3 years which resulted in a chronic collapse of my left upper lobe and ongoing breathing difficulties (heaviness in chest and problems in the throat). Finally my left upper lobe was removed which I expect would lead to fewer chest infections but several months on I am experiencing the same symptoms. The... (0 replies)
... New to this an have lots of questions. Here is a little history.
I am 36 years old and have been smoking for about 18 years (there was about 2 years in that time that I did quit) usually smoke about half a pack a day (sometimes less - sometimes more).
For the past 3 years I have noticed lots of "breathing issues" I would wake up in the morning coughing up phlegm,... (0 replies)
... About 6 months ago, I had pneumonia and pleurisy. I stopped smoking or vaporizing any sort of cannabis and went on antibiotics for for 7 days per doctors orders. ... (0 replies)
My mum has always had many chest infections and her breathing has slowly been becoming worse.
however a year ago she was diagnosed with double pneumonia, and was in hospital for a week and off work for 4 months recovering. Doctors said they couldn't pinpoint why she got pneumonia.
Unfortunately her breathing has never got better, in fact it just got worse.... (0 replies)
... I've had pneumonia 8 times. I'm a respiratory therapist, so it's kind of an occupational hazard. ... (2 replies)
... Pneumonia usually takes 4-6 weeks to recover from depending on many factors, like if it is viral or bacterial, small area or large, your age, how you respond to the antibiotics and whether you have a lot of bronchospasm, like asthmatic reaction with it. You definitely should recover soon, especially if the chest symptoms are beginning to clear somewhat. A follow up xray is... (2 replies)
... Just checking in with anyone who has had pneumonia to see how long you felt like crap! I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago and have been on 2 rounds of antibiotics and 1 round of steroids. ... (2 replies)
... I would call your GP and tell him you are ready to be admitted to hopsital. This sounds serious and with now having having stiff neck and bad headache, you need to have meningitis ruled out. This could be an "atypical" pneumonia, or a severe inflammatory episode of a connective tissue disorder with pneumonitis, pleurisy, meningitis all combined. You need a thorough diagnostic... (5 replies)
... I would suggest that you ask for a referral to a pulmonologist. It sounds like there is more than pneumonia going on, especially considering the weight loss. Did they do a sputum culture, when you were in for pneumonis the first time? ... (5 replies)
... and a diagnosis of 'could be pneumonia that we cant see fully on your xray bc you have something there but its all shaded on your left lung this time. ... (5 replies)
... It depends on type of pneumonia, viral or bacterial, but in general 4-8 weeks before you feel completely better and xray infiltrates have cleared up. Viral may take longer because there is no treatment like antibiotics for bacterial pneumonia. (1 replies)
... And then the biggie the next week thru a cat scan of my chest I am told that I have pneumonia and partial collapsed lung. Are they connected? ... (0 replies)
... The er dr did a cat scan with dye, looking for pneumonia or a blood clot. ... (0 replies)
... I had an ureteroscopy done under general anesthesia and woke up with pneumonia with an SAT of 84. ... (0 replies)
... nderstand your state of shock and frustration with the rapidity with which your Dad's health went downhill. It sounds like this was not a straightforward case of pneumonia to me. ... (2 replies)
... which I did. The paramedic said that his oxygen level was a bit low and gave him oxygen. He was taken to hospital and went into Resus and the doctor diagnosed Pneumonia and said he would have to stay in for a few days and have intravenous antibiotics. I went home and later that night he was moved onto a ward. ... (2 replies)
... It lasted until November so about 8 months. I started the inhalers about 6 months into it. It dramatically reduced 2 weeks into the inhaler though. After two months of coughing, my dad even asked his doctor who said it was not that unusual to be coughing several months after pneumonia. (8 replies)
... That is basically the same situation I had. They couldn't hear fluid but I had 5 X-rays and all still showed pneumonia. They were concerned about lung cancer for me as well. But CT scan showed lungs were clear but scarred. Hope it is the same for you. (8 replies)
... I also have been coughing since the end of March 2012 and three x-rays going for CAT scan this Thursday, July 5. they're just concerned why the fluid is still there. very scared to tell me I have lung cancer. I do take medicine that help an inhaler and nose spray. Glad everything worked out (8 replies)
... My CT scan was ok - no masses or anything but still cloudy. They said it was scarring and they could not see more pneumonia. I had a chronic cough for about a year. I went to another doctor who put me on an Alvesco inhaler. I was on that for six months and it finally cleared up. I have bad allergies which they think slowed my healing. Allergy season was starting just as I was... (8 replies)