I have had many medical problems after I contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

I contracted Legionnaire’s pneumonia and was in the hospital for 12 days, 4 of which I spent in ICU. The physicians had difficulty diagnosing my illness and I was treated with a variety of drugs. For the past 6 years I have suffered from a variety of health problems including asthma, hyperthyroidism, anxiety attacks, memory loss and difficulty concentrating as well as having a suppressed immune system. I was wondering if there is any connection between my illness and current health since I was healthy before contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

Most patients recover completely although it may take many months. See About the Disease on www.legionella.org. A few individuals have complained of subsequent asthma in queries to our website. As for your other symptoms, we are unable to ascertain if they are associated with your Legionnaires’ disease.