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Forum Name: Pneumonia

Question: Breathing trouble after pneumonia


 Songbird - Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:34 pm

My daughter 33 had a mild case of pneumonia last November. Her last 2 chest X-rays were fine, but ever since the pneumonia she has had tightness in her chest with trouble getting a deep breath. This isn't all the time, it comes and goes. She has slight acid reflux but other than that all tests are normal. Could this still be post-pneumonia problems that will eventually go away? I wonder if she has stress induced asthma because she sometimes has this tightness when she tries to clean house or play with her children out side, also air-conditioning seems to bring it on. She has an inhaler and it sometimes helps a little. The only other med. she takes is Synthroid. Thanks for your suggestions.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu May 24, 2007 1:50 pm

User avatar It certainly sounds suspicious for asthma and/or allergy problems. I would follow up with an internal medicine or family practice doctor and explain the ongoing symptoms. There could be further testing or referral needed from there. The fact that her symptoms come and go lead me to think it is not lingering from the pneumonia episode.

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