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chlcrene1993 (@chlcrene1993)

Pain in chest for months

Lung Health | Last Active: Jan 31, 2019 | Replies (19)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @chlcrene1993, welcome to Connect. I can imagine that you are worried, but as you know worry and paranoia are counterproductive and not helpful. Easier said that done, I know. But you've taken the first step to helping yourself to calm down by reaching out to others.

Let's start with information. Here's an explanation from Mayo Clinic about pleurisy: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/symptoms-causes/syc-20351863 The article suggests that viral infection will likely to clear on its own.

Be sure to get as much rest as possible. Are you able to medication such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) to relieve pain and inflammation? As hard as it might be, are you able to reduce the amount you smoke?

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I have been resting as much as I can. Ibuprofen has not been helping as much as I would like it too. I have looked up pliercy a lot and it should only last a few weeks. But this has been going on for over a month. And I feel like something else is going on and don't know what to tell my doctors so they will further investigate. I seriously feel like I'm gonna die from this. And I just want to get it figured out and get back to my normal life.

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