Is it really Walking Pneumonia?

Posted by abopp2022 @abopp2022, Thu, Jun 27 1:20am

Hi, so 2 weeks ago today, I went to the doctor coughing and chest was kinda hurting. The doctor said it was a summer cold and gave me some medicine. I went back last week and saw a different doctor because i wasnt feeling any better. She chalked it up to anxiety. Well on June 25th, i went back to the doctor. Totally different doctor. Under a different system, and she said I had something like Walking Pneumonia. It wasnt quite Bronchitis but it wasnt Pneumonia either. Put me on a Z-Pack. Its been a couple days and to be honest I am not feeling any better. I've got a dry cough that rattles my lungs and my chest still feels heavy. Now it kinda hurts/aches mid back and i got terrible heartburn. Should I go back to that doctor or go straight to the hospital? No fever, or vomiting. I've had a panic attack. Minor Diarrhea. My body doesnt ache or hurt, except when I begin to have a panic attack.

Hi abopp2022
Think if would be a good idea to try and see an Allergist doc or a lung doc, and yes, it might be good to go to the ER since it seems that the other doc visits haven't seemed to help. Our lungs are not to be ignored. Best wishes to you.

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@abopp2022

So I ended up in the ER tonight (6-28-19), and they did a chest xray and said everything was clear. They gave me a steroid shot. I dont like needle but… what are the side effects of steroid shots. Also does anyone have any idea how to make your chest feel unheavy?

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When anxiety is present, it is usually helpful to BREATHE—deep breath in, then with pursed lips slowly blow out. Mother had CHF and many times she would get short of breath and I taught her to do this breathing and it always helped, and now I have COPD and asthma and when I feel like there is not enough air, I do this breathing exercise. Maybe 6 times will do the trick for you. Hope this helps your chest feel lighter.. Steroid shots are not too bad, as I have had them to help with inflammation of the lungs, and they sometimes give one good energy. Get better SOON!

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So I ended up in the ER tonight (6-28-19), and they did a chest xray and said everything was clear. They gave me a steroid shot. I dont like needle but… what are the side effects of steroid shots. Also does anyone have any idea how to make your chest feel unheavy?

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Hi @abopp2022, you may have noticed I moved your post to your existing discussion on walking pneumonia so that all your posts would be in one place. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post.

I wanted to thank @baz10 for sharing their experience with steroids.

How are you feeling today? Feeling any better?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @abopp2022, you may have noticed I moved your post to your existing discussion on walking pneumonia so that all your posts would be in one place. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post.

I wanted to thank @baz10 for sharing their experience with steroids.

How are you feeling today? Feeling any better?

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No, sir. Its July 6 at 11:34, and i feel awful. I've seen like 4 different doctors. 1. said i had a summer cold 2. said i had just anxiety 3. said i had in between pnemonia and broncitis. 4. never diagnosed me. I keep feeling worse and worse and I'm trusting God and praying. And I know something is wrong but why cant they figure it out. I dont know what to do anymore. I'm scared something is really wrong. And I'm fixing to lose my insurance since I'll be 19. And I'm scared my blood pressure is up. I dont know what to do. I know something is wrong but no doctor here is listening. What do I do???

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@abopp2022

No, sir. Its July 6 at 11:34, and i feel awful. I've seen like 4 different doctors. 1. said i had a summer cold 2. said i had just anxiety 3. said i had in between pnemonia and broncitis. 4. never diagnosed me. I keep feeling worse and worse and I'm trusting God and praying. And I know something is wrong but why cant they figure it out. I dont know what to do anymore. I'm scared something is really wrong. And I'm fixing to lose my insurance since I'll be 19. And I'm scared my blood pressure is up. I dont know what to do. I know something is wrong but no doctor here is listening. What do I do???

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Hi abopp2022, I am so sorry that you haven't been able to get relief from whatever is happening to you. With a steroid shot, sometimes one might get a bit jittery, but it normally doesn't last too long, with steroid pills that is another story, they can make you very nervous and anxious, cry, and even want to swing from the chandelier at least that has been my reaction and I can't tolerate the pills. Do you feel like doing something for someone in need, such as a nursing home even if it is just going in to read to someone who can't see to read anymore? Sometimes it helps radically when we are feeling down and thinking of our problems, to help someone else, that gets our mind off of ourselves. Perhaps you might take short walks starting with just a few steps if that is all you feel like, then work up to longer ones. It is so frustrating when we feel bad and the docs can't pinpoint the problem, but it looks like you have had an x-ray and it looked ok. Our feelings can do strange and sometimes terrifying things to our body and diarrhea, heartburn and chest pain is no stranger when we are upset. Talk to yourself like the little train, I think I can, I think I can—I know I can and give yourself confidence that you are worthy to have a good healthy life!
Looks like you might have a little Pug friend from your post picture, so just love it and care for it, and get better so you can enjoy each other.Thinking of you and saying a Prayer that all will get better soon!

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If you are concerned you will feel worse. Ask one of these doctors for a referral to see a pulmonary doctor. You need to relax so you can heal and that will not happen until you are satisfied. Let them know you are serious about your health. They’re still learning also. If that doesn’t work go to the ER. Prayers for you.

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