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I have this really bad shooting pain in my throat and chest. It's when I breath in and is worse when I lay down on my right . I can describe then pain as a nerve kinda pain. Like when you have a nerve in your gums and the dentist catches it. Does anyone know what this could be? It started earlier this evening I've now been woken up by it and now panicking!

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Symptoms of pneumonia (I don't think it is pneumonia but have a look anyway)

The symptoms of pneumonia can develop suddenly over 24 to 48 hours, or they may come on more slowly over several days.

Common symptoms of pneumonia include:

a cough – which may be dry, or produce thick yellow, green, brown or blood-stained mucus (phlegm)

difficulty breathing – your breathing may be rapid and shallow, and you may feel breathless, even when resting

rapid heartbeat


feeling generally unwell

sweating and shivering

loss of appetite

chest pain – which gets worse when breathing or coughing

Less common symptoms include:

coughing up blood (haemoptysis)



nausea or vomiting


joint and muscle pain

feeling confused and disorientated, particularly in elderly people

When to see your GP

See your GP if you feel unwell and you have typical symptoms of pneumonia.

Seek urgent medical attention if you're experiencing severe symptoms, such as rapid breathing, chest pain or confusion.

Another one is pleurisy

Pleurisy is inflammation of the sheet-like layers that cover the lungs (the pleura).

The most common symptom of pleurisy is a sharp chest pain when breathing deeply. Sometimes the pain is also felt in the shoulder.

The pain may be worse when you cough, sneeze or move around, and it may be relieved by taking shallow breaths.

Other symptoms can include shortness of breath and a dry cough.

Visit your GP if you experience the above symptoms. Seek immediate medical help if your chest pain is severe, particularly if you also have other symptoms, such as coughing up blood, nausea or sweating.

Seeing your GP

Pleurisy can usually be diagnosed by studying your symptoms. Your GP can listen to your chest to check for the distinctive dry, crunching sound that suggests you may have pleurisy.

Anyway I think you should see a gp or a doctor but don't worry, as you are still able to breathe. A good test to check if your getting enough oxygen is to check the colour of your gums. If they are unusually pale or slight blue tint that means you may be low in oxygen, then seek help immediately

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Jayde_96 in reply to Rockapolley

I did have a bit of a cold the other day, could that have anything to do with it?

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Rockapolley in reply to Jayde_96

It is likely! The mucus can go in your chest etc. Are you feeling any better?

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Jayde_96 in reply to Rockapolley

Hey the pain in my throat and chest is gone it was strange never have it before. Now I’m in bed and feeling funny. I feel very hot in the face and dizzy, of course I’m worrying about it :/

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