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Just out of hospital with pneumonia - bronchioscope shows no cancer or tb

Have RA - hospital one week with Iv and tablet antibiotics- now on clarithromycin

And Curam duo forte - feeling quite breathless some of the time, even while in bed doing nothing - is this usual?

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Good morning CaroleWendy,

and a warm welcome to HU Site.

Good news about your results. It will take time before you are feeling more like yourself. Pneumonia is nasty and takes a lot out of you so take things easy and just use your meds as prescribed while your lungs are recovering. Drink plenty of water, watch your diet and I wish you well.

:-)

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I had pneumonia on the average of 3 times a year despite having the pneumonia shot. After further testing, I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and pneumonitis that is l inflammation in the lung. Prior to this diagnosis and after having been hospitalized, taking high powered antibiotics such as Levequin, steroids for long periods, breathing treatments and inhalers, I remained breathless until I began treatment for the PH. The medicine was a very expensive drug that had to be ordered from a specialty pharmacy. Unfortunately, it caused severe reflux and caused my esophagus and stomach to become inflamed. On the flip side or ending results, I have now had the complete series of pneumonia shots Including Prevnar 13 and PneumoVax 24, whooping cough and I get the flu shot yearly. So, I am happy to say that although I'm beginning a little more breathless without the PH meds, I haven't had pneumonia nor pneumonitis. Good luck with your health, but insist further testing until they can find why you remain breathless.

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Hi Carol. Had it 2 times this year and just come out of hospital in Thailand after 6 days with Chronic Bronchitis. The phewmonia does take it out of you. I was on Curam antibiotics they are quite good.

Plenty of rest and drink lots liquid not alcohol.

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Thank you Shaurene I hope you are better siin

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HI Carole Wendy

I had pneumonia in May of this year, treated at home and took a while to get feeling well again. On saying this my health has not recovered well at all, I feel dreadful all the time, so tired and all my other bits and pieces of "bad health" aches and pains etc., are with me all the time and quite forceful. Take care of yourself

Neferet

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Hi there ,welcome ,it's always good news when they tell you no sign of cancer ,I think that's our main fear isn't it ,but your clear so great news ,as for pneumonia I had it again last January and it knocks us about doesn't it Mahdi COPD nurse told it would take upto six months to recover fully,so take it easy and give your body time to heal ,,,and it will ,best wishes ,x

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Yep, it takes some time to overcome pneumonia and its effects.

You really need to take care of yourself to prevent further infections. Your immune system has been compromised so do everything in your power to rebuild it.

Get pneumonia and flu jabs. If it were me (& I've had it 5 times before I had the jab) I'd get some strong probiotics (at least 20 billion) not those useless sweet drinks, some good multivitamins to name but a few supplements I take to keep well. If you do nothing else just get some effervescent Vit C 1000mgs, these you can usually get from supermarkets and Boots at 3 for price of 2.

All the best and a warm welcome to the BLF forum, P

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I came out of hospital at the end of september, so roughly a month ago. I am still quite breathless at times and Iv not been able to return to work yet, Im slowly able to do more each week but its really took its toll on me. Since leaving hospital Iv been on 3 different antibiotics as the first lot didnt seem to suit me, then it seemed to be coming back, so my advice would be to just check with the doctor. It really gets me down that im still unwell but i try to stay upbeat by reminding myself that im still recovering, healthy eating and positive thoughts... hope you get well soon

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I had a week in hospital with pneumonia also treated with prednisone- when the prednisone is tapered off it takes a while for your body to start producing its own cortisone again -a few weeks I found I was bit breathless then it returned to normal!

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Hello there@CarolWendy and welcome to the site. You've certainly been through an awful lot of stuff,which could have knocked a weaker person sideways. You are obviously made of sterner stuff,so good for you. Getting over pneumonia, like others have pointed out, is not as easy as it sounds. It can take quite a time before you may start to feel on the "mend". However,just in the way you've written your first " post", its clear to see you are a real fighter ! Good for you! This is the most friendly,informative and educational site I've come accross so it will be great to see you on here again. Until then,keep warm,drink plenty of fluids,eat small but often and when you are able,do a little exercise. With kind regards.

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I was in hospital for a severe COPD exacerbation. I had been to my GP and he did an ECG test and sent me to hospital. I went to a heart ward, and whilst there had a very bad exacerbation, and it was found I had had a heart attack. My GP sent me to hospital to get a stent put in, but the cardiologist said he couldn't tell whether it was COPD or heart failure that was causing my SOB. I was given blood thinners and a statin, sent home, and told I would be re-examined within six weeks. They also gave me GNT in case I had symptoms of angina.

SOB is a sign of heart failure. When I went into hospital, I had no COPD medication or inhalers. The nurses on the ward knew very little about COPD.

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May I ask what SOB stand for?

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SOB is short for short of breath.

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Thank you everyone - All this information is so helpful - It's tough when you don't know what's going on and how it will affect you.

By the way I am in Australia! Thought you might like to know that.

And just in May I was out in the wilderness in Western Australia doing 3.5 kilometre hikes and climbing up and down mountains and into deep gorges

Without any trouble. So I am finding this weakness doubly hard to deal with. I don't believe I could suddenly be hit over three months later with heart palpitations and in hospital having an angiogram and bronchoscope.

It's all rather a shock and they haven't been able to identify the bacteria that has caused it all.

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I hope you feel better soon.

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have you not had the jab

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