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Recovery Time: Pneumonia on top of ME/CFS

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Farmkeeper, Jan 13, 2019 at 10:40 AM.

  1. Farmkeeper

    Farmkeeper

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    I'm getting over pneumonia and recovery is slow. At this point I can't tell whether it's the pneumonia or my ME/CFS or simple laziness that is making me feel so weak. Have had the ME/CFS for many years, but am normally a lot more active than this.
     
  2. pattismith

    pattismith Senior Member

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    Sorry to read about your pneumonia, do you know if a virus triggered it?
    Did you get an antibiotic for it?
     
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    Wolfcub Senior Member

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    It takes a little while to get over pneumonia even for a strong person. Be gentle with yourself. Rest if you feel you need to, and eat well.
    If you did take antibiotics, maybe it unbalanced your gut flora a bit?
     
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  4. Farmkeeper

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    Yes I'm just finishing a second round of antibiotics and I've been taking probiotics throughout. Also I am 68 and have read it takes older people longer to recover from pneumonia.
     
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    I was hospitalized for Flu type A and Pneumonia for 11 days about 15 months ago. I have not recovered to my earlier baseline yet. My ME/CFS is still mostly severe. I am learning to pace better and am supplementing more. Frequent PEM still.
     
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  6. Farmkeeper

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    Did you ever find it hard to tell which illness was making you feel bad? I originally came down with ME/CFS in 1991, and I feel almost as sick now as I did back then! Which was really sick!
     
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    I became severe after my stay in the hospital I also had Flu Type A that I think brought on the pneumonia. They treated me with antibiotics, antivirals and steroids. I had mono in the early 1980's and meningitis in 2011.
     
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