pneumonia exposure

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couchtater
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   Posted 1/3/2014 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
My brother came to visit this past Saturday and was coughing something terrible everywhere. He though it was reflux causing it...nope! He went to the doctor and found out he had pneumonia. smhair

Everyone is becoming sick in our house now. Both my mother and I have had the vaccine but it doesn't seem to be preventing this.

I'm coughing, sniffling, and hear slight wheezing in my chest.
Have any of you caught pneumonia and have had the vaccine?
Joy
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 1/4/2014 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
yup....just got over it. Had the pneumonia vaccine last year.
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TXplowgirl
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   Posted 1/4/2014 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like it's time for you to see the dr Couchtater. I hope you get to feeling better.

I have never had a pneumonia shot and now it seems like even if you get a shot you can still get it so what is the point of getting 1? Can someone give me a real good compelling reason I should get 1? I have never had it but there is always a first time.

It just seems if I get shots to prevent something I wind up getting it a couple months after.

Got the flu shot last year and 2 months later got sick and had to go to the dr and he confirmed it was the flu, he almost hospitalized me, but I managed to talk him out of it. Then went and got the shingles shot and sure enough almost 2 months later came down with the shingles. That was really painful, got them all over my lower abdomen and round on my back. Not something I want to go through again. Dr had given me an antibiotic shot but that didn't help so he had to give me a prescription cream to get rid of it.
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oreo11
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   Posted 1/4/2014 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had both the flu and pneumonia when I was in my mid-forties. I got really, really sick (both involved ER visits and a hospitalization) . Later, when I was diagnosed with Lupus, my Rheumatologist recommended both vaccines. Knock on wood, I have managed to not get ill with either of them. I have heard of some people getting the flu and pneumonia, even after having had the vaccines. For my sanity and sense of health, I get the shots and take my best chance. We need to keep in mind that there is a viral form of pneumonia, and I don't know if the vaccine works against that one. Haven't had the Shingles vaccine, although my Rheumatologist strongly urged me to get it.

Laura

couchtater
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   Posted 1/4/2014 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh! I hate being sick!
I just finished a nebulizer treatment and still hear asthma noises. Everyone in the house sounds terrible.
I'm coughing but no gunk yet. That's my indicator I need to see the doctor.
Everything's closed here doctor wise until Monday unless I I travel to the bigger city.
Joy
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When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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