Patient Comments: Pneumonia - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with pneumonia.

Published: June 19

Two of my friends had pneumonia. One lived and the other died. My friend who lived started out with what seemed to be a sinus infection, we went to the doctor and they took an x-ray and saw the pneumonia infection. They quickly admitted him into the hospital and was there for a week and a half. If he had not gone to the doctor's office my friend would have died from this. My other friend started out the same with what seemed to be a sinus infection. He went to the doctor and was given medicine for the sinus infection. No x-ray was done. He continued feeling sick with the so called sinus infection and went to another doctor, who took an x-ray and found the pneumonia. My friend was placed in the hospital; a week later went into a coma and a week after that he pasted away.

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Published: June 18

I had pneumonia and it took me 3 different antibiotics to get rid of it and several months later and I have just been diagnosed with pneumonia again so back on the antibiotics one more time, I am a health care worker and am concerned about lowering my immunities to such things as c-diff and m.r.s.a.

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Published: June 18

My chest hurt very bad. I think I would rather have another back surgery than the pain I had just try to take in breaths. Rest was the only thing that seemed to work. It can drag out a couple weeks even 3 or 4. Just get as much rest as possible.

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Published: June 17

I have just got out of hospital from having pneumonia in both lungs. I had just a wheezy cough for three weeks and the two doctors I saw during this time thought it was an onset of asthma and thus treated me for that. However, after three weeks I deteriorated to fevers, shortness of breath and weakness. I was put on Amoxil but it didn't touch me. Three days later I was put on Augmentin. Still no response after two days. Returned to the GP again with a temp of 39 and could hardly talk or breathe. They did not want to give me IV therapy so doubled my dose of Augmentin. However, on the way out to the car I collapsed and was rushed to hospital where IV therapy started and Oxygen for three days. Now recovering but it has been one of the scariest things I have encountered. Will be off work for two more weeks.

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Published: June 11

My son is 18mos. He suddenly had an awful cough. Then he had a runny nose (clear not discolored) within two days. The 3rd day his fever went up. I took him to the Dr. mainly for the cough and the doctor said he had fluid in the bottom right lung. He is currently being treated via antibiotics.

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Published: June 09

I was told I had Pneumonia. I had only a fever in the evening for several days. NO OTHER SYMTOMS, just a FEVER. It did not go away so I went to the doctors. I was given Antibiotics. No change after 4 days, given 2 more different Antibiotics 3 days, fever gone, Back to doctors for follow up. That evening fever returned and then a cough. 3 days later I was sent to the hospital. I was very dehydrated and very high fever. I don't remember everything they gave me but I was in there for 8 days. They did a ton of test and blood work only to never find anything causing the fever. There were 2-3 small spots on my lungs found (from first doc visit in office) and I was told I had pneumonia. I think Pneumonia covers a broad range of lung illnesses and is not fully understood yet. It took me over a month and half to recover and feel like me again. All I know was I got really sick really fast and I don't think they know why. And no one else around me home or work, or friends, family got sick from me.

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Published: June 09

I was involved in an accident that caused severe head and sinus trauma. Both of these led to surgery. Since then I have had 2 bouts of pneumonia, immediately after developing sinus infections and ended up in the hospital, once for almost 2 weeks. Since then I have to use a CPAP machine while sleeping.

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Published: June 06

My cousin just passed away; he was only 39, of good health. He was taking an immune inhibitor for his psoriasis; not sure if that was the reason, but the pneumonia completely shut down his lungs while he was on a ventilator. He checked into the hospital on the May 25th on his own will, and quickly degraded from that point.

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