How long does pneumonia symptoms last

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After a month of different type of antibiotics for pnuemonia, I finally got the right one (Levaquin) which cleared my lungs and got permission to begin exercising (slowly) last Monday. Has anyone experienced recovery from pneumonia and what I can expect during the recovery period? I have an anxiety problem and I can't tell if my current symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, weakness are normal recovery symptoms or are they a product of my anxiety?
How long? No one can predict how long a person will live. Each person's liver disease is unique. Only a hepatologist with full knowledge of a person's health situation can even estimate how long they may have before they die from End-Stage Liver Disease or liver cancer. I can tell you that if you develop liver cancer and it is not treated and it spread outside of the liver typical the person has less than 6 months to live.
1) Should I be worried that my cough lasted so long or is that normal? How long should the fatigue last for? Does this mean I have a bad immune system? Could smoking ciggarettes be preventing me from getting better? Okay the second thing I'm worried about is my ears... So two days ago I noticed a slight loss of hearing in my right ear. It kinda felt like it was muffled or like I was in a high altitude.
I am so stressed and miserable already less than 24 hours into it.. my son too.. How long does the worst part last? I am really fine with laying around in bed resting but I can't sleep due to my head and wanting to hurl and tummy pain... Please give advice.... I spent $30 on juice and soup for us so that we would have something - I am drinking and forcing my son to drink though he argues repetitively...
5 to 4 hours cause the pain is so unbearable. Does anybody know how long this is suppose to last? I feel like I am dying, I can't even sleep in my bed I am in a recliner in the living room.
Given a PFT while running on treadmill, that came back no symptoms. These last few tests were administered while on my medications, never coming off. I tested negative for allergies, but have non allergic Rhinitis. I have been seen for possible Vocal Cord Disfunction and was told that my vocal cords work normal. I was told to give a blood test for c.
My question is, is it typical for these antibiotics to take such a long time to take effect? If not, are there other possible diagnoses for these symptoms, and if so should we take him to another vet for a second opinion? If it is typical for recovery to take this long, is there anything we can do to help him besides what we've been doing thus far? Would any sort of exercise help? Are there things we should be avoiding?
scan after colon cancer a number of years ago) and the radiologist told my doctor that I had a small area of mild or minor pneumonia in the upper lobe, right lung. The CT was 10 days ago this morning. I got the results 7 days later and was immediately put on antibiotic tho I have no crackle or bad sounds in my lung. Pulse ox was 98. Symptoms are headache, slight weakness, stuffy head and sinuses and ONCE in a while, one or two dry coughs.
I have smoked, but i was a person that smoked maybe 2 packs a month at the heaviest periods and sometimes never a consistent smoker. How does this scenario sound to you? Are we on the right path? What are the chances something is serious here?
it is unclaer how long one last. but here are some of the thing s you can do to help contol it. wear cotton underwear, do not wear nylon or any other kind but cotton because allows your genitals to breathe while t6he other fabrics trap moisture and that cntributes to the growth of the yeast. avoid using soaps that arent pH balanced. you may want to use johnson & johnson baby soap. sleep naked to let air circulate around the afected area.
how long does it take to recover fully? Do other people still get some pain months after the original infection? Does it just take ages to recover, or could this be recurring again? Any help/advice/stories of others who are recovering from this would be much appreciated. Thanks!
sorry to hear about your difficulties, i have pain in my back and right lung, its painfull!!!
I went to an allergy doctor, and was tested for allergies, and nothing. For the last year and a half I've had pneumonia four times, the last two were double pneumonia. I had a CT scan done in October and they found vague cloudy patches on both of my lungs (scary). My pulmonologist doesn't think it's cancer, though they can't rule it our yet. I took Zithromax for three weeks in November when I had the double pneumonia, and the pre-existing cough went away, 100%.
I am also transiting through menopause compounding the overall problem. How long can I use this medicine. My doc says I can use it for 20 years safely.
I believe pneumonia generally shows up on x-rays, so I'd wait until Monday & see what the docs have to say. Staying away from alcohol, resting, eating properly & lots of fluids is still a good idea to help you recover. Viruses can last a long time & there aren't many effective treatments for them. If you worsen or don't improve after whatever time interval the docs suggest on Monday, you might want to have a re-check to be sure you don't develop an infection.
I have the exact same thing as you do and i'm getting very frustrated and I didn't feel to awlful bad, but went to the store and did a little shopping not much 2 days in a row, I can't even stay at home, my house hold is very active, had to stay at my mom's to recover. but i did go down for i complete afternoon and evening and came back to mom's that night. Now i feel i have over done it and i'm very weak and back to shortness of breathe. i'm totally right there with you on feeling fustrated.
We really do not know how long MS has been around. It may have been called something else over a 100 years ago. We didn't have the machines we have today, to look into the brain to see the lesions caused from having MS. MS is known to affect certain people that lived in a colder climate before the age of 15. I am one of those that spent my frist days and years of my life in the Northern States where winter's were harsh.
Anyone, of any age, can get pneumonia. It may take a long time for the pneumonia to go away completely, but there should be ongoing improvement, even if it is slow. If the pneumonia does not completely go away or the pneumonia comes back you may have some other lung problem or an immune problem. As long as you do not have a lung or an immune problem, then you should have no more trouble with pneumonia. Also you would not need to take any special precautions.
more stomach issues than I'd had in the last couple months, more lightheaded feelings, couldn't go as long without eating, etc. February has been horrible. Fatigue, nausea, feeling like my blood sugar is crashing even though it's normal, headaches, lightheaded, and more. For the past few days I've felt really weak in my arms and legs. Someone on the general health forum suggested lyme because I seem to have bad reactions to antibiotics.
 What they found was a full blown case of pneumonia. No wonder I couldn't breathe. With so many sx from tx I just figured it was from anemia. Turns out my heart was compensating and now have  a temporary condition called Pericardial Effusion, which fluid between the heart and heart sac. They  have me on Rimapril. My blood pressure was 90/50 and now abt 106/62. I go for a mibi? test for angina tomorrow. Been here for 11 days and still on oxygen.
Of course as you already know... the symptoms of CFS are pretty much the same symptoms as an autoimmune disease. I think that physicians, especially rheumatologists, are going to have to start coming around and redefining what an "autoimmune" disease really is. Some physicians and chiropractors (who have more schooling hours than physicians) believe fibro and CFS are autoimmune conditions.
-Elevated biliruben for 5 weeks at birth -RSV and double pneumonia at 6wks -ongoing colds and pneumonias (no less than annual) and strep rashes -RSV at age 2 again requiring hospitalization -Age 2-4 spontaneous vomitting on about a 30 day cycle. The older she got the more violent, sometimes containing blood. -She has had lymes disease 3 separate times from age 4-10 -She has had shingles twice in the last two years. - In the past year, cyclical nausea reappearring.
My first episode of pleurisy was last January. It took me 3 long and miserable months to get over. I too was in unbelievable pain and was very sore to the touch. I had it under the right breast area. I even was swollen in that area as well. Doctor gave me a strong antibiotic, but still took me 3 mths. to get over the pleurisy. Ibuprofen does help ease the pain somewhat and will help with the inflamation. Doctor advised me to take the ibuprofen.
Does anyone know if ovarian cyst have any connection to hypothyroidism? Once you are on the correct long does it take to usually help with the symptoms that I'm having.....extreme fatigue, brain fog...etc..? Are there any connections to the heart and Hypothyroidism? what about low normal temp is 96.5 and when I had the pneumonia my highest temp was 98.9 and the pneumonia was only found by doing x-rays after I could not get up or move....
What would be the treatment for an adrenal problem? Taking Cortisol? How long does it usually take to improve? So far, it's been a week and no improvement but the thyroid meds make it worse. Do you think I should stop the drugs? if I do, would there be a better chance my adrenals will improve or would I just feel better?
We lost our house and had to move out of state to live with family. The IVIG was for short term help to see how I would do, and for about a year I had hardly no infections but now I have been getting them again. But it helped for numbness, weakness, and pain I had in my arms and legs for years and I do not know why. About two years ago, I started having horrible cramping in my legs (which I had on and off in the past), I also had spasms in my arms and tremoring.
At first glance, it sounds like you have a bad case of pneumonia - that would be the cause of the thick streaked phlegm... I've had it at 5 times in my adult life. The burning and sense of urgency are most likely a secondary infection of your urinary tract, which if it's up into both your kidneys could be causing some of your pain. Either of those infections can be the cause of your other symptoms, including the lynph node enlargement.. Have any of the doctors given you any medications?
I'm not sure of anyone else, but if you think about you've probably experienced alot of intermediate low grade fevers over the course of many years; depending on how long infected. Looking back I remember so many times I thought I felt a little feverish and I was coming down with something; then to never get sick. Fever is a by product of your immune system kicking in, that's also why some of us run low grade fevers while on interferon.
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