Re: Could this be pneumonia?
I had the flu the first 2 two weeks of May and never really got over it. I am still sick and it has been a month.
I had what I thought was a severe sinus infection.
The suddenly I got worse from all this nasal congestion and coughing ---like OVERNIGHT! I got up Monday June 4 throwing up phlegm and weird stuff coming out of my nose!
I said to my husband this is either a sinus infection or pneumonia. I never felt that bad before. Sure enough, my doc sent me for a chest xray and it came back pneumonia.
He said I let it go on too long, but bear in mind I was dealing with it and suddenly I was knocked off my feet. Thank goodness I went in when I did!
I am exhausted, my chest and back hurt as well as my shoulders. Everytime I cough hard my head hurts. You might have either pneumonia or bronchitis.
No one can say for sure it is pneumonia without the chest Xray. YOu will have to go to a clinic or the hospital for that unless your doc has one of those machines. Oh, my upper arms hurt as well.
I am just sick all over.
Last edited by golfhat; 06-06-2012 at 04:43 PM.