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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been recovering from walking pneumonia for about three weeks now and my only remaining symptom seems to be that my lung capacity has not returned to normal yet. This was something that was slowly getting better everyday however over the past three days it's gotten progressively worse. I've had huge difficulties breathing and often have to stop to catch my breath on a regular basis. Any idea of why this would have gotten worse and what I can do?
Doctor :   hi
User :   Nice to meet you.
Doctor :   Did you had x ray chest
Doctor :   what antibiotics you used? How many days you used?
User :   Not since things got worse....but I did have one when I initially got sick
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was the initial one abnomral
User :   I no longer have the bottle with me as i'm on the road for work but I took two weeks of antibiotics. I finished the prescription on Jan 14th
Doctor :   2 week i god course
User :   there was fluid in the xray
Doctor :   it should completely help
Doctor :   You should get better
Doctor :   But you say you getting the symptoms again
Doctor :   Shortness of breath?
Doctor :   Do u have cough
Doctor :   Do u have fever?
User :   Yes...worse then before. I do have a cough but it's mild...just to try to clear my chest. and I do not have a fever
Doctor :   Did u had cough and fever initilaly?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   As there is no cough and fever , now , I feel the pneuminal resolved
Doctor :   I will anticipate the symptoms will get better
User :   You don't think I need another track of antibiotics?
Doctor :   from clinical stand point of view the pneumonia resolved
Doctor :   You may have to get another chext x ary to make sure the pnemona is resolved
Doctor :   I do no advise one ore course of antibitics
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   cough and fever got bette
Doctor :   because u used for 2 weeks
Doctor :   r
User :   yes
Doctor :   if theere is still fevel, cough , shortness of breath, I would have advised altrnate antibitics
Doctor :   so first thing get the chext xary
User :   ok...well I will follow up with my doctor and get another chest xray
User :   and hopefully that help clear this up
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have Asthma?
User :   nope
Doctor :   As long as they are absent , i will assure u will gte better
Doctor :   Did I answer ur query
User :   Yes...I appreciate the help
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