I've had asthma since I was little and pneumonia aged 9, now 22. Since June last year I've had 3 chest infections (last one I ended up in hospital) and now been told I have pleurisy but had an X-ray Friday to check for pneumonia. Has anyone else had pleurisy and suffered bad? The pain is terrible, a stabbing pain where my left lung is every time I breathe. I've been told it may be viral so had some blood tests to check so haven't been given antibiotics yet. Been suffering two weeks on Tuesday. I've been taking co-codamol (tried ibuprofen but doesn't help my asthma) and using a hot water bottle. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!