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shaky hands/knees after bacterial pneumonia
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shaky hands/knees after bacterial pneumonia

I've been recovering from a pretty bad case of bacterial pneumonia for over a month now.  I've noticed my hands are really shaky when I do things such as typing on my cell phone, or unlocking a combination lock, or even eating french fries.  Also, whenever I walk down stairs, my knees are very shaky, they feel like they are going to give out.  At first I chalked this up to not having my strength back, or maybe from medication.  I have my strength back now though, and haven't taken meds in 3 weeks.

When I first got sick, I thought it was just the flu, so I didn't get treatment for over a week, during which I had pretty high fevers.  Could the fever or even the bacteria have screwed something up in my brain causing this?
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Bacterial pneumonia, especially when severe, can result in sustained weakness and shakiness.  Such infection is very hard on the body, especially when not quickly treated, and one may not recover full strength for months.

You should take it easy for at least another month or two, keep yourself well nourished and well hydrated and keep on walking.  You should discuss this with your doctor if you worsen or do not improve.
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