I have had this twice within a period of 6 months. The last time I had it was in March or April of this year, with the first time being September or October of last year. I've had a scratchy throat & ears, sneezing, coughing, etc., for the past few days and one day it was accompanied by a low grade (99.7) fever. If it had been the symptoms without the fever, I'd have thought it was just allergies. But allergies don't (to my knowledge) cause fevers, so I made an appointment with the doctor. So the doctor tells me that I probably have bronchitis. However, this is a new doctor, the first time I've seen her since switching to the office she works in. So now I'm thinking "Bronchitis? Yeah right. I've heard that twice before and it turned out to be pneumonia". I will be very surprised if I don't, once again, have walking pneumonia...making it the 3rd time in less than one year. What gives? I'm not that old (35 years). I know that's got nothing to do with it, but seriously! This has got to stop! 4-6 week recovery period every time, so if I have it yet again that will be 1/4 to over 1/3 of the past year spent recovering from an infection!! Anything I can do to keep from getting this? The doctor said since I've had it before it has weakened my lungs, making it easier for me to get it (or worse) again.