Pneumonia recovery weeks

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I was comforted read4'>ing your stories. My recovery from pneumonia is go4'>ing on 10 weeks of struggle. After 4'>2 courses of ani-biotics there is still weakness, gett4'>ing w4'>inded, and occasional tightness of the chest. I do worry about really gett4'>ing well even though it is com4'>ing little by little. I am with you on gett4'>ing away from a "sick" m4'>ind. I have to get away from ly4'>ing around and "th4'>ink4'>ing about my physical condition, get busy with life as best I can.
I have just completed my last cycle of antibiotics for pneumonia and have started probiotics to jumpstart my immune system. I am plann4'>ing 4-6 weeks to 4'>insure recovery and you might consider do4'>ing the same. Th4'>ink about what you learned from the previous pneumonia? Listen.
Two weeks ago, I was told that I had a nodule on my left lobe "not pneumonia"- but put on an antibiotic- and when I saw the DR several days later, he diagnosed walk4'>ing pneumonia. Not much energy, not a lot of cough until this week, but I seem to have a spurt of energy and then wear out. I have pa4'>in 4'>in my chest through to the back. Is this usual and is tak4'>ing naproxen sodium for the pa4'>in (after a phone diagnosis of pleurisy) appropriate??
I hope you can get on top of your pneumonia soon. It certa4'>inly is a battle to recovery some strength and energy.
My husband had bronchitis that was recurr4'>ing, he went to the ER and they admitted him, after a Ct scan told him he had pneumonia. He was 4'>in the hospital for five days, he was on respiratory treatment, antibiotics and oxygen when needed. As soon as we got home he was cough4'>ing and had shortness of breath.
4'>in general for someone who is critically ill post-op a recovery time of 4'>2-3 weeks 4'>in the hospital is not uncommon with some4'>times an additional several weeks 4'>in a rehab unit. Rega4'>in4'>ing strength is important and may take awhile. Questions to ask his doctors: Has the type of pneumonia been isolated? Is an 4'>infectious disease doctor (someone who specializes 4'>in the care of pneumonias) see4'>ing him? If not could you please consult one? How is his heart function4'>ing?
They put me 4'>in a SNOW state while I was on a ventilator for two weeks along with chest tube, trach, and feed tube 4'>in my stomach. I spent 3 weeks 4'>in ICU then one week 4'>in Rehab. I have been home now for 4'>2 weeks. I was wonder4'>ing what is the normal or approximate recovery time. I am gett4'>ing stronger but I just want to feel normal aga4'>in and be able to go back to work for f4'>inancial reasons.
I was diagnosed with pneumonia 4'>in the left lung about 3 weeks ago and after 15 days of Levaqu4'>in and a clean chest x-ray was deemed healthy. However I still have some pa4'>in, occasional crackl4'>ing when I breathe, and do not feel that I am near full capacity 4'>in terms of breath4'>ing capacity. For the pa4'>in I was put on vioxx and also was given the go ahead to resume my cardiovascular activities (~10 to 14'>2 hrs/week of runn4'>ing & cycl4'>ing).
I currently am recover4'>ing from pleurisy, pneumonia and have bronchiachtisis.I have chronic pneumonia, or have had at least for the past 17 months. My doctor had recommended not go4'>ing above 5000 ft. I have a trip planned with a couple of families 4'>in a couple of weeks to Colorado (about7000ft). I don't wont to disappo4'>int my children and I have been truly look4'>ing forward to this trip (foolishly still contemplat4'>ing the trip). Though I don't want to have to spend a night 4'>in an unfamiliar ER.
Feel4'>ing tired and weak for weeks after pneumonia is not an uncommon f4'>ind4'>ing. Add to this the problem with your stomach and the weakness can be even worse. I do not th4'>ink the change 4'>in blood pressure is a major problem and would suggest lots of rest and good nutrition to get you past these problems. If the weakness persists, it is probably a good idea to see your physician to make sure the 4'>infection is completely gone.
It was repaired two days later. She suffered aspiration pneumonia and a UTI fungal 4'>infection 4'>in the hospital. She was f4'>inally transferred to a rehabiliation center after be4'>ing 4'>in the hospital for 4 weeks. 4'>in the rehab center, they told us she now has MRSA pneumonia. What are her chances of overcom4'>ing all of this? She is on a trach and at 4'>times seems very coherent. How much longer do we let her endure all of this? She never says she's 4'>in pa4'>in or uncomfortable.
It was repaired two days later. She suffered aspiration pneumonia and a UTI fungal 4'>infection 4'>in the hospital. She was f4'>inally transferred to a rehabiliation center after be4'>ing 4'>in the hospital for 4 weeks. 4'>in the rehab center, they told us she now has MRSA pneumonia. What are her chances of overcom4'>ing all of this? She is on a trach and at 4'>times seems very coherent. How much longer do we let her endure all of this? She never says she's 4'>in pa4'>in or uncomfortable.
I can't tell if you received antibiotic therapy for the community acquired pneumonia (CAP) but all you describe suggests that you are on the road to recovery, with the exception of your dry cough, and the misery of sleeplessness. This scenario of persistent cough follow4'>ing a respiratory 4'>infection is common, especially 4'>in people with asthma. The 4'>infection perpetuates the bronchial hyperreactivity of asthma and keeps the cough go4'>ing; the cough now, to some degree due to asthma.
My Dr asked me to get another chest X-RAY done after a month to make sure Pneumonia is gone completely. I found on 4'>internet recovery of Pneumonia can takes 30 – 90days. I am still not sure that all my problem are because of Pneumonia or acid reflux or someth4'>ing else..... If I will f4'>ind anyth4'>ing helpful for you (or me) I will defiantly post it.
I was misdiagnosed as hav4'>ing Pneumonia for six weeks with two hospital admissions. I was never any better so I went to Mayo Cl4'>inic for a second op4'>inion and was diagnosed as hav4'>ing CHF. With4'>in weeks of gett4'>ing on a diuretic and heart meds my chest cleared and and I began to feel better. My EF was 19%. My question is is it possible to get back to 50% and if so how long.
Just lett4'>ing eveyone know that I went to the Pulmonary Doctor and he said my lungs seem clear but wants me to follow up with an xray...he said that it takes a good 6-8 weeks to get over the tiredness alone from the pnemonia. He also said that from the 3 surgeries it takes a good year to even get back to yourself..so at least that is some positive news..i will keep you posted and aga4'>in thank you all for your good wishes and advise :) wish4'>ing you all well!
Hello all, (i posted this question a second time here) I'm sixteen, turned it august 4, and I'm actually sk4'>inny for my age. Well, I was diagnosed with walk4'>ing pneumonia sometime last month, July. I can't remember the date sorry. And everyth4'>ing was go4'>ing well until one night i woke up dizzy and had a very bad case of the chills so i went to the ER and they gave me IV and took another X-Ray and they told me that the pnemonia was gone from the look of those those X-Rays.
I hope your sister is well or well on the road to recovery by the time you read this! A few years ago I had Pneumonia for n4'>ine weeks, although I was never as sick as your sister, I was very sick. At the end of n4'>ine weeks with noth4'>ing help4'>ing, my doctor gave me a cortizone shot! this did it for me I was well (totally well) with4'>in 4'>24 hours. The cortizone shot they gave me was a clear liquid given 4'>in the upper hip with a needle so small there is NO PA4'>in!
Additional treatment for pneumonia may 4'>include rest, fluids, oxygen, and 4'>inhaled medic4'>ine depend4'>ing on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Recovery from pneumonia varies based on the germ, your overall health, and how soon effective treatment is started.
Well, I was diagnosed with walk4'>ing pneumonia sometime last month, July. I can't remember the date sorry. And everyth4'>ing was go4'>ing well until one night i woke up dizzy and had a very bad case of the chills so i went to the ER and they gave me IV and took another X-Ray and they told me that the pnemonia was gone from the look of those those X-Rays.
I am a 31 year old otherwise healthy male (non-smoker) About 4 weeks ago I was hospitalized for pneumonia with a small pleural effusion. (I had been sick for 3 weeks before, but thought I could shake it off on my own.). The doctor took an x-ray and ordered sputum tests and a ct scan of lungs while 4'>in the hospital. Ct scan showed no abnormalities and several sputum tests all came back negative for TB. after a few days 4'>in the hospital I improved rapidly. My chest was clear4'>ing up.
Whatever you do, AVOID SNEEZ4'>inG at all costs! I'm only two weeks out (wow, time flew!), and my throat feels much better. Well, the muscles feel better at least. I spent a little too much time s4'>ing4'>ing last night, and now I'm a bit hoarse. No one to blame but myself!
It can take weeks for a complete recovery, some4'>times longer. Try to pac eyourself, even if you are feel4'>ing well. Don't wait for the pa4'>in to stop you. Try not to anyth4'>ing too strenuous. Work for an hour or two, and then rest for an equal period of time. Lsten to your body's signals. Have faith, you'll feel better soon.
I was 4'>20 weeks when I got pneumonia. Antibiotics, albuterol 4'>inhaler, and robituss4'>in was what I was prescribed. Also, sudafed 1 pill every 6 hrs (the 30 mg dosage). Also, use a cool mist humidifier and dr4'>ink lots and lots of liquids. I also used a little vicks vapor rub on my chest. It really helped me breathe better. Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery.
I will go 4'>in this com4'>ing Tuesday (May 16th) with 5-6 days 4'>in the hospital and about about 4'>2 weeks recovery at home. One th4'>ing I do know is that God has his hand on this - it's the only possible explanation for how I'm gett4'>ing through it.
I was hospitalised for 10 days with severe pneumonia 4'>in November. After a few weeks the chest pa4'>in had gone but about 3 weeks ago it came back but now on the sides. The pneumonia was 4'>in my right lung only at that time. My doctor heard crackles 4'>in both lungs so put me back on antibiotics and dur4'>ing this time the pa4'>in stopped. I am off the antibiotics and the pa4'>in has returned. My temperate is normal but the pa4'>in this there and is worse with exertion.
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