Bacterial pneumonia recovery time

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Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar n tn recovery from pneumonia causing airway inflammation may take long time. it depends haw bad the peumonia, you underlying health especially the lungs, and if the airways have been involved in the inflammation process, studies have showen complete recovery to normal lung volumes may take up to 3 months. chest X-ray follow up indicated if you are not getting better or getting worse.usualy not sooner than 6 weeks from time of pneumonia unless indicated otherwise .
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia in the right lower lobe about four weeks ago. I had antibiotic treatment and an inhaler for ten days. I had another chest x-ray after the antibiotic treatment and my doctor said that my lung was looking much improved. The coughing has ended, but I still have not returned to my normal energy level. Also, when I wake in the morning, I usually have a feeling of discomfort in the right upper quadrant of my body.....just a vague aching.
Avatar f tn On 3/3/10, I became so light-headed and dizzy I could bearly walk w/o holding onto something. I returned to the doctor on 3/4/10, my second visit, at which time he told me I had pneumonia and was very sick when I came into his office on the initial visit. At no time prior to the second visit did he tell me I had pneumonia nor did he take a blood oxygen check on my first visit. On the second visit, doctor said I could discontinue the meds, except for the blood pressure medicine.
Avatar m tn 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!
Avatar m tn As for the infection they did blood cultures and are waiting for the results to find out weather its viral or bacterial pneumonia but they said that it takes time for anything to happen, like 24-48 hours. like i said though they have him on what they call a "general" antibiotic to fight the infection in his lungs. He has been waking up a lot more lately, by lately i mean just today...
Avatar n tn We had an xray done and they saw cloudy-ness all throughout his lungs, which led them to believe it was a bacterial pneumonia and not aspiration pneumonia. He is on two different antibiotics, zenequin and clavamox and has been for the last week and a half. We've also been inducing a cough 3-4 times a day to assist him in clearing his lungs. We are seeing slight improvement in his cough, which isn't as frequent and not as productive, but he is still very fatigued.
Avatar n tn I had near terminal bilateral bacterial pneumonia (legionnaires) five years ago with associated pleurisy on my left side. I am 66 y.o. I still get some pain on the left side when exercising at above 80% of max heart rate. Investigations show that it's not a cardiac problem. I also get bronchitis every year since the pneumonia and suffer from asthma which I never had before. I was told by my doctor "You need to become very fit or the next time you get pneumonia you will die!
Avatar n tn Although ascites is common with cirrhosis I don't know if it is ALWAYS present in end stage liver disease. My situation was not typical because during a routine yearly scan of my liver a lesion was observed that they suspected was cancer. So they bumped me up the list and I was transplanted within 1 month. The pathology showed no cancer but a very deteriorated liver.
250084 tn?1303311035 However, DURING TX I got a killer blend of a cold that turned bacterial - and then roosted in my lungs and gave me walking pneumonia. I - too --- hanging head ---- smoke. So when I went down for the count - I had to practically sleep in the bathroom to get the moist air - so that I could breathe. I also had to take PROMETH --- and a couple of mucous aides. Still - I believe that the SHOTS worked better on me - the antibiotic ones - and I went every 3 days to get another shot...
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with pneumonia two weeks ago, and I have entered what I am terming a 'throat-clearing' phase of my pneumonia recovery (left lobe was affected), which I'll say began when I started a 10-day antibiotic course two weeks ago today.
Avatar n tn I've been on Cipro the whole time, 25 weeks now, no infections, no side effects from Cipro. My WBC is 1.2 and my ANC is 576. I think the Cipro gives me a little wiggle room.
Avatar f tn The severe illness and deaths associated with seasonal influenza epidemics are in large part the result of secondary complications, including primary viral pneumonia, secondary bacterial pneumonia (particularly with group A streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae), and exacerbations of underlying chronic conditions. These same complications may occur with H1N1 infection.
Avatar m tn she listened from the middle of my back then listened to my left lung and said I had very minimal wheezing and that the pneumonia was gone and that I was in the recovery stage that involves coughing up the mucus and my body absorbing the mucus in my lungs. I never had a chest X-ray so I can't say for sure that the pneumonia was in my right lung BUT the painful spot that the previous doc identified that made him concerned was on the right and this doctor only listened to my left lung.
Avatar f tn I'm a 47 year old male that had sepsis and multi-organ failure. I'm a trainer and am having a hard time with this slow recovery...I was in the ER Dec. 12 and out Dec 24, 2009. When I entered the ER, my bp was 60/40, hr 184 and a fever of 104.5. They thought that I wouldn't make it. So glad that I did! It is now Feb 16, 2010. Any idea what kind of recovery time I should expect? I feel that that I am 50 plus % of my old self right now...please advise. Thank you!
242516 tn?1368227505 The flu has passed epidemic rates in much of the country, and if you don't have a cold, I'm sure you have a friend who has the sniffles, fever, chills, aches and pains of a viral upper respiratory infection. This is different from a bacterial infection such as sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia. A viral infection doesn't improve with antibiotics as these infections do. A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread.
239164 tn?1207266607 By any criteria, what you continue to experience is not consistent with the usual course of recovery and, were you to have superimposed bacterial infection or residual influenza pneumonia, you are at high risk of a relapse right now. I strongly advise you to see your physician, or a physician immediately, with no delay, for reevaluation and very possibly for further treatment, with or without re-hospitalization. Your being “very afraid right now” is warranted by the circumstances.
Avatar f tn I suffered from pneumonia in March 2006 and following recovery I contracted a nasty chest infection in July 2006. My Doctor at the time stated that because I have asthma and had suffered from pneumonia earlier that year I would be prone to respiratory illnesses.
Avatar f tn As you are sweating a lot and feeling weak, if the doctor has not found any bacterial infections, you may have a viral infection. The cramps you have been experiencing could be trapped wind. Keep an eye on what you are eating to see if that is what is causing the problem. I haven't reached your age yet. But the body does slow down as we get older. We can't run around like when we were 20 anymore. Pace yourself, you know your body best. Do what you can and take things easy.
Avatar n tn I note no mention of antibiotics and wonder if you have, not only a non-infectious inflammatory pneumonia, but also a bacterial pneumonia, with or without lung abscess. Recovery should have occurred by now and the long term effect on pulmonary function, evident.
Avatar n tn They can treat you with antibiotics if you have the secondary bacterial pneumonia but if it is Mycoplasma or Chlamydia they may or may not. I have had both Mycoplasma and Chlamdia pneumnia at the same time after getting the flu. You may just still have the viral pneumonia. You should revisit your doctor to be safe. If you have any other questions feel free.
Avatar n tn However, a week later he presented with a high fever, wheezing, rattling sound when breathing and they diagnosed bacterial pneumonia. They gave him albuterol nebulizer treatments and zithromax. The next day we were back at the doctor and he had been experiencing severe coughing fits that led to vomiting and sweating, as well as clammy skin, and he was continuing to have a lot of wheezing sound in his lungs, despite the albuterol treatments.
Avatar n tn When inflamed, the two layers rub against each other, producing pain every time you breath. Pleurisy can be caused by a viral infection (like the flu), a bacterial infection (pneumonia), a lung clot, or autoimmune conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus. You treat pleurisy by treating whatever is causing it. For example, if the cause of pleurisy is a bacterial infection of your lung (pneumonia), then you may need antibiotics to get rid of it.
Avatar n tn Prognosis Recovery depends on the nature of the illness. Recovery from infections of all types is generally good with treatment. Recovery from pleurisy cause by malignant disease is depends on the type and extent of the illness.
620048 tn?1358021835 Pneumonia for normal people can be a long recovery. You have been through so much.
Avatar n tn a friction rub -- a rough scratchy sound that accompanies inspiration and expiration rales (may be present if there is an accompanying pneumonia) rhonchi (may be present with accompanying pneumonia or bronchitic process) decreased breath sounds (may be present if there is a collection of fluid around the lung Tests: CBC (may help differentiate bacterial versus viral infection) X-ray of the chest ultrasound of the chest thoracentesis (a collection of fluid from the pleural cavity) Treatment Tre
Avatar f tn If pneumonia, is this a new pneumonia, a pneumonia condition caused by the flu virus itself, or standard pneumonia(s)? If a standard pneumonia, will a pneumonia shot five years ago give any protection, and/or would one now give any protection? Also, will Tamiflu from 2004 still work?
Avatar n tn An examination of your lungs and throat by a doctor would confirm whether you have a viral or bacterial infection. If the doctor feels that it is a bacterial infection he may prescribe suitable antibiotics for you. If this is a viral infection, all you can do is to rest, take plenty of warm fluids (not milky) to ease your throat, throat lozenges and steam inhalations. Wishing you a speedy recovery.