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Comment from: Parthenia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 08

I just remember having a cough. I have had a cough in the past that lasted more than a month, but finally went away. I thought this was just an allergy, so I did nothing for about six weeks. I was talking to my cousin about a week or so ago. When she heard me coughing, she told me to go and get checked for pneumonia. Sure enough, I was told I had pneumonia. They gave me a shot, took an x-ray, and prescribed an antibiotic. The cough continued. I feel tired, and cannot sleep.

Comment from: dhag51, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

Age 60. I was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia. I had a 102.5 degree fever, severe chills, and coughing with dark colored sputum. I was prescribed 500 mg. Levaquin (antibiotic) 1 daily; Ventolin (albuterol) inhaler two puffs every four hours and Tussionex cough medication. I was sick as a dog. I thought I was dying!

Comment from: Bac Infection, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 18

I had no fever or other symptoms; just a cough and shortness of breath which continued to get worse over a four-week period. This was followed with difficulty breathing when lying down, accompanied by wheezing. I went to a doctor who prescribed steroids and antibiotics for bacterial infection. I began to feel better within hours of taking the meds. Managed to sleep comfortably the first night after starting antibiotics.

Comment from: cuda1956, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 10

I have been weak and achy for two weeks. I have been coughing up yellow sputum every morning. Finally I decided I needed to see a doctor, who did blood test and X-rays. He said I had mycoplasma pneumonia. Gave an antibiotic shot and prescribed Advair, doxycycline hyclate and hydrocodone. I hope it works because I have been feeling like I have been run over by a truck.

Comment from: Elizabeth, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

As this wasn't my first "rodeo" with pneumonia I didn't really think I was that sick. I went to the ER and I even drove myself there. A chest X-ray revealed a left lobe bacterial pneumonia. I was treated with high dosages antibiotics.

Comment from: Margaret, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 19

I've had whole body aches/chills for 24 hours with a productive cough not the usual cold symptoms at all because it all came on suddenly.

Comment from: akbertol, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 03

I had chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, coughing, headache, and severe back pain. I had a chest X-ray. I was given an antibiotic, cough medicine and now I'm taking Mucinex.

Comment from: Middle Aged Mom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

My only symptom was severe chest pain. Z-Pack was prescribed.

Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I am a 71 year old female in medium health and watch my great grandson after school. During the Xmas break I had him all day during the break and he developed a cough and fever which was diagnosed as pneumonia. The doctor gave him Zithromax and Augmentin for 7 days and he recovered nicely.

Comment from: allessior, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 23

I went to the emergency room of Hospital A with a 102F fever, coughing, very dizzy, and they took a chest x-ray and blood work and concluded I had blood pneumonia. The white cell count was high and they noticed something on the lower right lobe of the right lung. They treated me for 1/2 day with intravenous IV and released me with a prescription of Avelox.

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