Patient Comments: Pneumonia - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with pneumonia.

Published: June 03

This past weekend my 90 year old grandfather was admitted into the hospital for a pulled leg muscle from falling to the ground. Turns out that he was weakened and confused due to pneumonia. He had had a very phlegm filled cough for about 6 months, but we had all figured he was 90, that was normal. He was always very very active and healthy, only complaining about the normal arthritis. He was put in the hospital Friday, and to be discharged today (Monday). He will be on antibiotics to clear up the infection.

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Published: May 29

My daughter (2 years old) suddenly developed a high fever (104) and acted lethargic. She also said, "Ow" and put her hand over her chest so I took her in to the doctor right away and she had pneumonia. So it can occur without signs of a cold or cough, especially in children. I would say if a normally active child is suddenly lethargic and has a fever that should definitely be checked out!

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Published: May 29

I was diagnosed with pneumonia at the age of 10 and was ill for about four weeks. I experienced unusually high fevers such as 103 degrees Fahrenheit and commonly experienced difficulty breathing. I experienced a loss of appetite and was constantly lethargic. I was submitted to the hospital one morning when I woke up with heavy difficulty breathing and needed to be placed on oxygen. I stayed at the hospital for nearly 30 hours. While in the hospital, I received an IV in my arm with fluids to keep me hydrated. I also needed to blow into a breathing instrument to test my lung capacity, and learned that while ill it was extremely lower than average. Throughout having the disease, I had high fevers, chills, coughing, headaches, and difficulty breathing. I am now 14 years of age, and have not developed asthma or any other diseases or disorders that may pertain to having pneumonia in the past.

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Published: May 21

My son has had a hard cough for years with little sputum. Recently he had a horrendous fever,awful pains in back and chest, confusion, and chronic pain which was diagnosed as a fractured spine. He was wandering about in a confused state and did not respond to questioning. The doctor prescribed pain killers and cough syprup! What should I do? wonder whether he has a heart problem? Any advice welcome as I am quite worried... A reply would be appreciated, thankyou.

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Published: May 19

I had gas at the dentists appointment on Monday, and Tuesday I bent over and my lung hurt very bad. I went back to bed. Sunday I had a dry cough, and now have a lot of green phlegm. Pneumonia can come on very fast, within a few days (by my experience).

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Comment from: Dianna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

Started with a fever, then chills a sort of dry cough. Now I am on antibiotics, it's the cough, especially first thing in the morning. Have lack of energy no appetite.

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Published: May 22

My husband was hospitalized with double pneumonia and the doctor wants him out of work for 2 months for complete recovery. Short term disability wants him to go back in one month. He went to the doctor 2 days ago and the doc filled out paper work and said he does not want him back to work until june 24. Will short term give us a hard time? The doctor does not want him to have a relapse and he is still weak.

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