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pneumonia - getting it again

(10 Posts)
numptysmummy Tue 11-Sep-07 12:51:57

I've had pneumonia twice now - once 5yrs ago which left me in hospital for 2wks and last year at 12wks pregnant. I've got a stinking cold now and tight chest with nasty stuff coming up. Am i being paranoid or am i now more likely to get it again?

numptysmummy Tue 11-Sep-07 14:03:48


Twiglett Tue 11-Sep-07 14:06:32

I think that chests are really tricky things .. certainly it can take over a year to recover from a serious infection

but also because its breathing it is easy for anxiety and panic to take over and exacerbate symptoms (I don't say this patronisingly .. I have been there and done that and have the flashing ambulance trips in my memory to prove it)

have you been to the doctors? are you on anti-b's

you have my sympathy ..

Twiglett Tue 11-Sep-07 14:07:09

oh and its been 2 years since my nasty illness and my chest is still weaker than it was beforehand

numptysmummy Tue 11-Sep-07 14:32:31

I haven't been yet - don't want to seem a fanny. Although,last time i got told off for not going sooner. And i totally know what you mean about the breathing/panic thing. I got sent home shortly after first bout with a paper bag!Think it's a heavy cold at mo,just interested in other peoples experiences really - don't know anyone in rl who's had it at my age (27 and then 3o).

scattyspice Tue 11-Sep-07 14:36:15

I had pneumonia at 20wks pg. Cons said immunity must be really low to develop pneumonia (rather than just chest infec) prob due to preg.

Usually old people, babies, immunsuppressed people get pneumonia so if you aren't one of these its probably not pneumonia.

Twiglett Tue 11-Sep-07 14:41:42


if you are coughing up shite (green, yellow whatever) and have a tight chest GO TO THE DOCTORS

serioualy I had 6 rounds of antibiotics .. it does not help to wait and let it grab hold

numptysmummy Tue 11-Sep-07 14:43:53

Aye,praps i should - only takes a minute for him to have a listen.

Twiglett Tue 11-Sep-07 14:56:41

btw kudos on name .. we constantly call our children 'numpties' .. probably shouldn't I'm sure

numptysmummy Tue 11-Sep-07 15:11:09

Pref to the other namesblush

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