I have not had any fever but have had a cold for the past month. It is in my lower left lung. I'm a heavy smoker and drinker, and haven't stopped even since I have had my diagnosis. I'm prescribed z-pak and haven't taken it yet because for some reason I am not fond of the possible side effects mainly triggered from my anxiety. It has been four days since I have been diagnosed and have been smoking and drinking. I am going to take the medication tomorrow because I haven't gone to bed from my adderall keeping me up and I feel like hell from the adderall crash. I'm going to start it tomorrow. Am i a putting myself at a dangerous risk? The doctor said the pneumonia is not serious at all right now. But obviously it can get serious.