Re: To those who have had Pneumonia
Coughing up green stuff means you still have an infection.
I get bronchitis fairly often, and I have had pneumonia in both of my lungs several times. I've recently gotten over asthmatic bronchitis, and while the doctor said that the asthmatic aspect would go away with the bronchitis, I think I has a little asthma going on during my pneumonia.
I would call the doctor and go in.
I probably have chronic bronchitis now, and I am not a smoker. It happened years ago, when I got a sore throat, and instead of going into my sinuses, it went deep, deep into my chest. I tried to tough it out, but after three weeks, I went to a doctor, and he said I had a "severe bronchitis". I finally got over that, but ever since then, my colds all turn into bronchitis, and, on four occasions, the bronchitis has turned into double pneumonia. Go to the doctor and do what she says, so your pneumonia stays in one lung. Double pneumonia hurst your chest something awful; it hurts to breathe, the congestion is uncomfortable, but it also hurts to cough; I think some of the lingering of my bronchitis episodes is that my trachea and bronchial tubes are inflammed from the coughing itself.
Take care. See the doctor if you need to.