Pneumonia recovery weeks

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I was comforted reading your stories. My recovery from pneumonia is going on 10 weeks of struggle. After 2 courses of ani-biotics there is still weakness, getting winded, and occasional tightness of the chest. I do worry about really getting well even though it is coming little by little. I am with you on getting away from a "sick" mind. I have to get away from lying around and "thinking 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 planning 4-6 weeks to insure recovery and you might consider doing the same. Think 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 walking 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 pain in my chest through to the back. Is this usual and is taking naproxen sodium for the pain (after a phone diagnosis of pleurisy) appropriate??
I hope you can get on top of your pneumonia soon. It certainly is a battle to recovery some strength and energy.
My husband had bronchitis that was recurring, he went to the ER and they admitted him, after a Ct scan told him he had pneumonia. He was in the hospital for five days, he was on respiratory treatment, antibiotics and oxygen when needed. As soon as we got home he was coughing and had shortness of breath.
In general for someone who is critically ill post-op a recovery time of 2-3 weeks in the hospital is not uncommon with sometimes an additional several weeks in a rehab unit. Regaining strength is important and may take awhile. Questions to ask his doctors: Has the type of pneumonia been isolated? Is an Infectious disease doctor (someone who specializes in the care of pneumonias) seeing him? If not could you please consult one? How is his heart functioning?
They put me in a SNOW state while I was on a ventilator for two weeks along with chest tube, trach, and feed tube in my stomach. I spent 3 weeks in ICU then one week in Rehab. I have been home now for 2 weeks. I was wondering what is the normal or approximate recovery time. I am getting stronger but I just want to feel normal again and be able to go back to work for financial reasons.
I was diagnosed with pneumonia in the left lung about 3 weeks ago and after 15 days of Levaquin and a clean chest x-ray was deemed healthy. However I still have some pain, occasional crackling when I breathe, and do not feel that I am near full capacity in terms of breathing capacity. For the pain I was put on vioxx and also was given the go ahead to resume my cardiovascular activities (~10 to 12 hrs/week of running & cycling).
I currently am recovering 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 going above 5000 ft. I have a trip planned with a couple of families in a couple of weeks to Colorado (about7000ft). I don't wont to disappoint my children and I have been truly looking forward to this trip (foolishly still contemplating the trip). Though I don't want to have to spend a night in an unfamiliar ER.
Feeling tired and weak for weeks after pneumonia is not an uncommon finding. Add to this the problem with your stomach and the weakness can be even worse. I do not think the change 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 infection is completely gone.
It was repaired two days later. She suffered aspiration pneumonia and a UTI fungal infection in the hospital. She was finally transferred to a rehabiliation center after being in the hospital for 4 weeks. In the rehab center, they told us she now has MRSA pneumonia. What are her chances of overcoming all of this? She is on a trach and at times seems very coherent. How much longer do we let her endure all of this? She never says she's in pain or uncomfortable.
It was repaired two days later. She suffered aspiration pneumonia and a UTI fungal infection in the hospital. She was finally transferred to a rehabiliation center after being in the hospital for 4 weeks. In the rehab center, they told us she now has MRSA pneumonia. What are her chances of overcoming all of this? She is on a trach and at times seems very coherent. How much longer do we let her endure all of this? She never says she's in pain 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 following a respiratory infection is common, especially in people with asthma. The infection perpetuates the bronchial hyperreactivity of asthma and keeps the cough going; 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 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 something else..... If I will find anything helpful for you (or me) I will defiantly post it.
I was misdiagnosed as having Pneumonia for six weeks with two hospital admissions. I was never any better so I went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion and was diagnosed as having CHF. Within weeks of getting 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 letting 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 again thank you all for your good wishes and advise :) wishing you all well!
Hello all, (i posted this question a second time here) I'm sixteen, turned it august 4, and I'm actually skinny for my age. Well, I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia sometime last month, July. I can't remember the date sorry. And everything was going 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 nine weeks, although I was never as sick as your sister, I was very sick. At the end of nine weeks with nothing helping, my doctor gave me a cortizone shot! this did it for me I was well (totally well) within 24 hours. The cortizone shot they gave me was a clear liquid given in the upper hip with a needle so small there is NO PAIN!
Additional treatment for pneumonia may include rest, fluids, oxygen, and inhaled medicine depending 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 walking pneumonia sometime last month, July. I can't remember the date sorry. And everything was going 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 in the hospital. Ct scan showed no abnormalities and several sputum tests all came back negative for TB. after a few days in the hospital I improved rapidly. My chest was clearing up.
Whatever you do, AVOID SNEEZING 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 singing last night, and now I'm a bit hoarse. No one to blame but myself!
It can take weeks for a complete recovery, sometimes longer. Try to pac eyourself, even if you are feeling well. Don't wait for the pain to stop you. Try not to anything 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 20 weeks when I got pneumonia. Antibiotics, albuterol inhaler, and robitussin was what I was prescribed. Also, sudafed 1 pill every 6 hrs (the 30 mg dosage). Also, use a cool mist humidifier and drink 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 in this coming Tuesday (May 16th) with 5-6 days in the hospital and about about 2 weeks recovery at home. One thing I do know is that God has his hand on this - it's the only possible explanation for how I'm getting through it.
I was hospitalised for 10 days with severe pneumonia in November. After a few weeks the chest pain had gone but about 3 weeks ago it came back but now on the sides. The pneumonia was in my right lung only at that time. My doctor heard crackles in both lungs so put me back on antibiotics and during this time the pain stopped. I am off the antibiotics and the pain has returned. My temperate is normal but the pain this there and is worse with exertion.
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