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Nov 2, 2011 · I picked it up in a 3rd world country... in Lung Health

I volunteered abroad in Ukraine last winter and while I was there I came down with what they diagnosed as Bronchitis. They gave me antibiotics and did a chest X-ray…which you can only imagine as being out of a communist horror movie.. in late November of last year and I was not much better until February once I came back to the States.

Since then I have been on and off generally tired, but can’t claim any symptoms that would prompt me to think that the disease remained until about a month ago when I started having sporadic stabbing chest pain that only lasted a couple seconds. It always happens just to the left on my sternum in the middle of my chest deep inside. (I don’t have any shortness of breath at all when exercising.) But last night I had such a coughing fit that I felt my left lung was being ripped from my chest. Now my left lung seems tired and sore.

Is it possible that I was misdiagnosed to start and whatever infection it was still lingers over 6 months later? Please help.