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    I know there are a few here that have WAY worse and life threatening diseases, but I'm just wondering if anyone here has had pneumonia that eventually led to pleural effusion?



    I was diagnosed with waking pneumonia October 18th. The dr gave me the zpack. After two weeks my symptoms grew worse, so the doc put me on levaquin. Again, two weeks and no improvement. Next up, amox for 10 days. With no improvement and low grade fevers since Nov 19th, two X-rays and a ct scan later, turns out I have a pleural effusion.



    I'm still having low grade fevers off and on, but I actually feel really good and where I couldn't walk up the stairs in my house two weeks ago, it's now not a problem.



    I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.



    UPDATE: After a flurry of tests, it turns out I have an autoimmune disease. Dermatomyositis. It affects the muscles, skin and lungs. It's treatable.

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    never experienced anything like that and never hope to. mojo sent brother!





    edit, actually i think i was hospitalized with pneumonia as a child. not that that helps, but hey.
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    • #3
      I've been there dude.



      I've been hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism twice. I had pleural effusion with both episodes.

      The pain is incredible, you can't lay down because it feels like you are being stabbed in the chest.



      They found out years later that mine was caused by a protien C deficiency... caused my blood to clot randomly.

      I have to take warfin now to control the clotting, but I haven't had any problems since...

      Too bad it wasn't found out earlier tho.



      I still suffer from shortness of breath and asthma from the damage to my lungs.



      You gotta look after yourself dude.
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      • #4
        Hang in there , the HCAF docs helped me out with my chest pain today, they will be along soon .
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          Quote Originally Posted by Snappy Hat
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          Hang in there , the HCAF docs helped me out with my chest pain today, they will be along soon .




          Liar.

          You were born without a chest.
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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by scratchie
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            Liar.

            You were born without a chest.




            I do not lie I am also cured right now no more chest pains.

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              Quote Originally Posted by scratchie
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              I've been there dude.



              I've been hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism twice. I had pleural effusion with both episodes.

              The pain is incredible, you can't lay down because it feels like you are being stabbed in the chest.



              They found out years later that mine was caused by a protien C deficiency... caused my blood to clot randomly.

              I have to take warfin now to control the clotting, but I haven't had any problems since...

              Too bad it wasn't found out earlier tho.



              I still suffer from shortness of breath and asthma from the damage to my lungs.



              You gotta look after yourself dude.




              Oh man, I'm so glad there is someone else out there on a forum I visit that has dealt with this. Seriously, thanks for responding, it puts my mind at ease. I have zero pain with the pleural effusion and had very light light pain with the pneumonia (1 on scale of 1-10). Just don't have full lung capacity right now. However, my lungs seem to be doing WAY better compared to two weeks ago. Two weeks ago I couldn't make it to the bathroom without feeling like I was going to black out (my bathroom is part of my bedroom). Now I can walk up both flights of stairs in my house without really having any breathing problems.



              my CBC count is normal, however their is some blood and protein in my urine. I should hear back from the doc in the next couple of days about the blood cultures and urine cultures.

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              • #8
                Props to you guys for winning pneumonia and PE battles. Pneumonia takes a lot of people. Pulmonary embolisms are conditions that I especially dislike because of their severity, difficulty to dx in the field, and lack of field interventions.



                Urinalysis is out of my expertise. I know proteinuria can happen from simple dehydration and a number of benign causes. Not to mention you've run the gauntlet of a good list of broad spectrum antibiotics each with their own side effects. It sounds as though you're doing well and that's the important thing.



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                • #9
                  Blood cultures came back negative today. Woot!

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                  • #10
                    I had the big P once in high school. it srsly sucked. no complications thankfully but DNW evar again. was the worst.
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                    • #11
                      I got hurt in 05 and it took almost a year to get back surgery. I know have permanent nerve damage in my back and left leg that is so intense that I cannot barely even walk sometimes. They took a bunch of stuff out and tried the best they could but this is what I am left with That is the short version. And I take the very minimum of pain killers, Only Codeine.
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                      • #12
                        Update: After a flurry of tests, it turns out I have an autoimmune disease. Dermatomyositis. It affects the muscles, skin and lungs. It's treatable.

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                          Quote Originally Posted by ChuckSteak
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                          Update: After a flurry of tests, it turns out I have an autoimmune disease. Dermatomyositis. It affects the muscles, skin and lungs. It's treatable.




                          So with treatment will you get some relief?
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                            Quote Originally Posted by RSBro
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                            I had the big P once in high school. it srsly sucked. no complications thankfully but DNW evar again. was the worst.




                            I was a sickly n00b back in the 3rd World, I've had those major illnesses already. While it sucked, I am VERY fortunate that I have never broke a bone in my body, although sciatica is a bitch.



                            Great news Chuck!
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                              Quote Originally Posted by ChuckSteak
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                              Update: After a flurry of tests, it turns out I have an autoimmune disease. Dermatomyositis. It affects the muscles, skin and lungs. It's treatable.




                              Mojo dude, but I'm pretty sure with a higher post count, those symptoms will diminish if not go away altogether.

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