I have had pneumonia 4 times in my life probably all related to RA, and it was hell getting over it; last time was in 2010, maybe ask about
nebulizer treatments if your not getting better, in 2010 it took me 2 rounds of antibotics and nebulizer treatments, then after I had found out I broke 3 ribs due to coughing so bad, take care and rest up and get into your doctor asap if your not getting better and I hope the prednisone helps and like what the others said get into a good RA doctor and get put on better medicines, your doctor could try you on methotrexate once your recovered from the pneumonia.
Hope your better soon many well wishes.
My RA doctor only has me on methotrexate and some low doseage prednisone for my RA, because I do get pneumonia easily he won't try me on anything else, but maybe your doctor could try you on methotrexate to prevent any other damage from RA.
again hope your doing better, Prayers.
I did the pneumonia shot once and had a reaction to it so I can't get it again, wish I could as it did help me from getting pneumonia for 10 years, so ask your doctor about
that shot it's worth it if it can prevent your pneumonias.
Post Edited (Chartreux) : 3/17/2013 4:49:54 AM (GMT-6)