Patient Comments: Pneumonia - Symptoms

Please describe your pneumonia symptoms.

Comment from: Hopeee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

Hello, I am 39 years old. I have had Pneumonia 3 times and this past one they were not expecting me to live. Oxygen levels were down to 76 and the doctor put me in ICU. It was the longest two weeks I went through. So when you are having problems with your chest breathing please see your doctor as soon as possible.

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Comment from: Wahida, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 11

My mother in law has been admitted to ICU for pneumonia, the doctor said it's just 1% pneumonia, but they put her on the ventilator. She is a diabetic and she has hypertension. They are feeding her through a tube, they are giving her some kind of injection. The doctor said that she has a virus in her brain. She is responding to everyone.

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Comment from: 7-12 Female Published: February 07

11 years old. I saw a doctor a week ago, they gave me an inhaler, and azithromycin to take for 4 days. I still have a fever and coughing all the time. I can't talk, look pail and my body is week.

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Comment from: Jewel, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

Standing in the Cold -19 degrees for a minute I realized something is wrong with my Chest and Throat. A bit heavy feeling on the Chest, a lot of pressure. I immediately went inside the house and felt like clearing the throat. I had a lot of mucus all red and I was throwing up. I went to ER in the hospital and after blood tests ECG and X-rays I was diagnosed with this Pneumonia. The Medicine I am taking is Avelox from the last Two Days.

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Comment from: dirthead, 45-54 Male Published: January 25

My husband has been ill for about a month. They said to start with it was Bronchitis and then pneumonia. He cannot ride in a vehicle without getting dizzy or sick to his stomach. We are going back to the doctor today to see what the next step is.

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Comment from: Mom, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

2 Years ago my 11 year old son was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia. The doctor gave him antibiotics and sent him home. A week later, I collapsed in a store and was taken to the hospital. I was diagnosed with both bacterial and viral pneumonia. The only symptoms were severe dehydration and weakness. I was placed on antibiotics and went downhill fast. I had severe vertigo, dehydration, low blood sugar problems, extreme burning in neck and legs, extreme weakness. I was in and out of the hospital several times. 7 months later I could finally return to work. My son recovered fully in a few weeks. Pneumonia is a scary thing! Prior to this was very healthy person.

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Comment from: Aly1230, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 06

My mom had been coughing for a week when at 6am I found her shaking and moaning and in pain her temp was 104.00. I gave her 600.00 milligrams of Motrin and rushed her to the hospital by then the temp went down to 102.00F and after blood work and x-rays were done it proved to be pneumonia!

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Comment from: GaPeach 56, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

Prior to me going on vacation to the Virgin Islands St. Thomas I developed a high fever and chills. I thought it was the change in weather or a sinus infection. However upon my arrival home 4 days later I went straight to the hospital where I was diagnosed with pneumonia and the flu. I am 54 years old and in good health. I was hospitalized for 3days. I am much better but I have never been so sick in my life.

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Comment from: Donald, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 27

Prior to surgery my mom was speaking and breathing normally after surgery in post op she had pneumonia. I believe it was saliva getting into her left lung while lying on her left side. This was during a colon examined for cancer. In post op she was in pain and sounded like she had drowned. She was coughing up phlegm. She was admitted for pneumonia. While I was there no samples were taken of the phlegm as I would expect for treatment of pneumonia but if it was saliva no samples would be needed. Could the saliva have been prevented from getting into the lung or is this just a normal risk of surgery.

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