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    I think my recovery took about 2 months. I recall being really sick for about 2 weeks then just super tired for another 6 or so weeks. So unbelievably tired...

    I hope you get better soon

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    MissMuppet - I hear you on wetting yourself. Awful isn't it? I've thrown up too but luckily no cracked ribs. I've struggled with the school run too. Luckily the bus stop is near our house, but it's still an effort to get there.

    This whole thing just sucks. I don't want to feel like this for another month or more

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    I had it 10 weeks ago, to be honest i started to feel better within 48 hours of starting the antibiotics, I was able to go back to work 2 weeks later. It was bacterial pneumonia. I've felt fine for 7 weeks now. However my husband had viral pneumonia he was off work for 3 weeks and not quite right for about 5/6 weeks. There was nothing antibiotics could do for him. A friend of mine ended up in hospital with it seriously ill but she's a smoker and was underweight, so high risk.

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    Mine's bacterial too Lil M. Problem is it went undiagnosed for at least 4 weeks. Not happy with my Dr.

    I just wish I could stop coughing. Or at least stop coughing up phlegm. I'm so sick of it all freaking day long. I've tried to have a nap the last 2 days and can't because all I do I cough! So frustrating.

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    I've read that it's best to try to sleep upright, lying down can make it worse. coughing up stuff is good, Id had a cough for weeks before I got diagnosed but I don't think I was coughing up enough and it was just settling on my chest.

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    How long have you been on the antibiotics? I was given the first dose by IV at the hospital and I think that gave it a good hit. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs.

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    I've been coughing up phlegm for 7 weeks now. So I'm just over it. I know it needs to come up, but how much more can there be in there!! I'm sleeping as upright as I can. Not terribly comfortable, but yes, the cough is worse lying down.

    I've been on antibiotics (tablets) since last Tuesday as went to the ED as couldn't breathe, then had bloods and X-ray done the next day which confirmed it, so they doubled the dose for 10 days. The Dr who I saw is away this week, so seeing him on Monday to check my progress and see if I need more drugs.

    I think my breathing is getting easier. I can kind of feel my left lung clearing. But the right feels heavy which is a worry as that was clear in the X-ray! Unless it's just tired from doing all the work LOL.

    I'm just wanting to be better so I can finally have DS's birthday. We had to post phone as I was just too sick to do it. I was hoping for next weekend, but after hearing how long you ladies took to feel normal, I think we might do it the first week back at school to give me a month to get over it.

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    I had it as a teen and took months to recover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    I'm recovering from pneumonia at the moment. It went undiagnosed for about 6 weeks. I've never been this sick in my life before and its taking a long time to recover. I had 4 courses of antibiotics, coughing fits so bad that (sorry tmi) - I'd wet myself as well as throw up, and I've cracked ribs. Its been 3 months now and I'm finally feeling almost better. I still get tired super quickly and I'm still breathless, but I've finally stopped having coughing fits (just occasional dry cough now) and I've stopped coughing up phlegm.

    At its worst I couldn't even get the kids to school, I was just so seriously ill.

    Good luck, I'm sending you get well wishes.
    This is how I am now. Tmi but weeing 😳😥 I've never done it before in my life I've been wearing pads!!

    Just got another round of ABs. I'm going to my physio tomorrow to see if she can help. (When I was in hosp as a teen I had physio three times daily) they literally slapped my ribs and back for about an hour!! Must bring phlegm up. ( I'm talking similar to Chinese massage lol)

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    How are you feeling monnie? Did physio help?

    I still feel dreadful. Fell asleep on the couch, woke up and coughed until I vomited. Awesome fun.

    I had to refill my script today and asked the chemist if there was anything I could take/do to help speed up recovery and he said no. Just antibiotics, rest and time. He said it's slow to grow and slow to go, but reckons I should notice an improvement by Monday which will be day 14 on anti's.


 

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