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Does this sound like pneumonia?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42445points) April 23rd, 2015

I have made a Dr’s appointment.

So I quit smoking 6 weeks ago and have been coughing shit up and that’s good. However, the stuff I cough up is tinged with nasty yellow stuff. It also burns in my chest. I’m tired all the time. I feel dizzy and off balance.

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chyna's avatar

Ten symptoms of pneumonia Do you have any of these symptoms?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have 3 of them.

kritiper's avatar

Possible upper respiratory infection, the first phase of pneumonia. Stay warm, soak in hot baths, drink lots of water, get your rest. Get well soon!

Judi's avatar

Keep us updated. Hope you feel better soon!
Congrats on quitting smoking. That’s a hard monkey to throw off your back. Even if you’re sick I bet you feel so free!

Stinley's avatar

I think it sounds like your body is just healing itself and using up a lot of resources to do so. Take care of yourself and make sure you let yourself recover.

My mum gave up smoking 14 years ago and she says when asked if she’s tempted to smoke again ‘well no because it was hell to give up and I would definitely give up again so why would I put myself through that again? Best to not restart’

Well done you, though. Big big achievement x

JLeslie's avatar

Probably not, but good to rule it out.

It’s always tricky when someone possibly has two things at once with similar symptoms. A horrible example is a woman I worked with had knee surgery and for months and even a year later was complaining about terrible pain post surgery. Pain in her leg, hip, and many more areas if her body. The doctor told her it’s because she is favoring her other leg and not doing what’s necessary to recover from the knee surgery. He didn’t take her seriously when she complained that the pain didn’t make sense to her. She was taking heavy pain killers, and prior to this was not a pill popper. She was in her early 30’s. She was having some other symptoms I don’t remember well with memory and other things and they were attributed to the pain drugs.

Finally she went to another doctor. If I remember correctly I think her husband or another family member basically dragged her to another doctor. That doctor ran some tests. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma; cancer; and died within a year! If she had never had trouble in her knee joint, she probably would have been diagnosed with the cancer sooner.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Might it be bronchitis? The second page of the link describes the symptoms:
For either acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis, signs and symptoms may include:
* Cough
* Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color — rarely, it may be streaked with blood
* Fatigue
* Shortness of breath
* Slight fever and chills
* Chest discomfort

Uasal's avatar

This sort of thing is normal course of the day for my asthmatic husband. He takes a daily corticosteroid, which helps with the breathing and cuts the expectorating to once or twice a day.

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