... Before I begin, I am a 25-year old male. 6'2'', 160 pounds. I've had arthritis since I was 13 and am currently only on Prednisone for it. I was on Orencia and Methotrexate until this started.
How This Started/Symptoms
On Nov 12, I woke up at night short of breath. Stayed up for a bit, fell back asleep, and woke up with it still there. It has been non-stop ever since for... (5 replies)
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I have a bad case of chronic bronchitis, for over a year now. The coughing and congestion got so bad I went to the Dr. and got a sample of Symbicort. Hasn't worked so far, been using it 2 weeks. Thing is, I wake up with serious congestion, wheezing, crackling, lots of mucous, and it is DEEP in my lower lungs. I don't know if inhaling the medicine can even reach that... (1 replies)
... The inhaler they gave me in the ER because they suspected possible pneumonia
At the time they gave me 2 pills, 2 nebulizers while on the bed, and an asthma pump (albuterol sulfate) to take home and use for 30 days if necessary (I don't really use it though).
A separate pulmonologist that I went to see 2 weeks after the ER gave me meds based off of how I described my... (3 replies)
... Subtle streaky and nodular opacities are noted in the right upper lung. No evidence of pneumonia or pulmonary edema. ... (3 replies)
... and a chest xray. Not pneumonia but found a small calcified spot. I ended up buying a pulse oximeter to keep track and I average 93 and it drops to 90 when I lay down. Is that normal? ... (1 replies)
... smoker. I have not had any illnesses involving my lungs in a quite a while. However, I did have pneumonia as a child and wonder if that could have left scarring on my lungs? ... (0 replies)
... Most people get a repeat chest X-ray 3-4 weeks after treatment to make sure it has cleared up. You can also tell by the return of normal behavior, no fever, cough subsiding, etc. if he had no symptoms at all besides confusion, I would be concerned that this may be more complicated than a simple pneumonia, and definitely get a repeat chest X-ray and oxygen measurement on finger... (1 replies)
... My partner went into hospital recently because he fell over and broke three ribs. He had no symptoms of pneumonia at all except that he was confused, had no idea that he had actually fallen three times in 30 minutes and was refusing to stand still. ... (1 replies)
... I would follow up with your regular Dr. and get a chest xray to see if the pneumonia infiltrate is resolving compared to initial xray in hospital. ... (1 replies)
... My BF was just diagnosed with COPD last Saturday from an ER doc, I took him in bc I just knew he had pneumonia again after having it just 3 months ago and sure enough he def has pneumonia, but not as bad as his last time. ... (0 replies)
... Hi I am in excruciating pain that radiates from my left shoulder blade to my arm. It is constant with worsening if I use it, hunch over etc. Recently discharged two weeks ago from hospital for Pneumonia/asthma/COPD (?) after a bad flu. The little I've read seems to indicate this is par for the course but I anticipated feeling somewhat better/pain free. Is this normal for... (1 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)