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Old 04-20-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Need help getting rid of PNEUMONIA! Help!

Hey all

i'm 26 year old male, in good shape, eat healthy, no dairy, no gluten (allergic).. anyway, i haven't had to take antibiotics since cutting out those foods 3 years ago..

I"ve been able to beat all the bugs that have come after me..

anyway, in late february i got sick with a cough and stuffy head.. i got better with no meds in about a week or 2... i was good for a few days then my cough came back.. and it kept on for a while, then started getting worse..

i went to doc over weekend and got zythromax.. i took it and felt better but my cough did not completely go away.. the 5th day of antibiotics it got worse again.. 3 days later i went to doc again and she said i had pneumonia.. not a bad form.

I teach at a school by the way and another teacher had pneumonia a little while ago.. anyway, my mom got it too, i guess i brought it home to her.. anway, she gave me a shot of biaxin i think.. and put me on biaxin pills.. i'm on my last week of pills and i seem to have hit a plateau..

my cough is better, but its not going away.. its staying around to where if i breath deep i can he the phlegm in there.. I DONT have to cough that much unless i force it, but the junk is still down there.

I'm kind of worried, because i've never had anything hang on this long and be sick this long.. I must add that when i first got sick i was taking an anti parasite (Alinia) and was also taking Ketotefin (antihistamine) for food allergies.. not sure if that lowered my immune system..

but i need HELP! how do i get rid of this!? anything i can do? please help!


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Old 04-21-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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Re: Need help getting rid of PNEUMONIA! Help!

My Dr. has told me you can't catch pneumonia. It is like a kidney infection, you just get it, you can't catch it.
I had pneumonia a couple of yrs ago, not knowing that I had it until I started running fever. I did not have a cold either.a couple of wks into it I started coughing really bad. It did take a while for it to go away. You will probably need to start getting the pneumonia shot now, which is good for 10 years. This is just my experience.


Old 05-03-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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Re: Need help getting rid of PNEUMONIA! Help!

nothing you really can do. and if you had viral pneumonia, YES, it is spread easily! i've had pneumonia for the last 5 weeks and can't get rid of it. been on like 5 different antibiotics and still so much trouble.

Old 05-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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Re: Need help getting rid of PNEUMONIA! Help!

If this doesn't clear up, Maybe you need to see a pulmonologist if your doc is not one; maybe they need to culture the phlegm to see what is really causing it. Take care of yourself and don't let it become a chronic condition. Best wishes and good luck.

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