Recent chest infection

Having had a chest infection and cough for the last 6 weeks, plus 3 different antibiotics,( still taking the last one 3 days left), I have asthma and sarcoidosis in both lungs. My question is that for the last 3 days I have had left breast pain going under armpit, getting worse when I cough. Any thoughts would be great, before I visit GP again.



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  • Sorry I cant help you but it might be a good idea to call the helpline for advise......... 03000 030 555 Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Hope you feel better very soon. Take care, lots of love TAD xx

  • Thanks TAD, that's a thought, will try them if it continues.


  • Hi Jan

    Isn't that something to do with your Pleuric cavity??? I had this once after a really bad chest infection but my advice would be to ring your GP. I don't know if I am lucky but my GP is happy to have a call from me. As he knows my case (I always see him) it can save the time of having an appointment.

    Take care Jan and let us know how you get on.

  • Thanks Sokrackers, he did say last week (after I asked about it) that should the cough continue after I complete the antibiotics, he would consider a chest X-ray. I have to phone before 10am to request a telephone consultation with him, so will do that tomorrow.

    Thanks again for replying


  • Hi Titchy, for what it's worth, I get the same pain on the right hand side when I still have a chest infection. Perhaps you're not getting the right antibiotics, you could suggest that the doctor sends off a sample and I would certainly push for an X-ray. Really hope you feel better soon. B

  • Thank you B, will get back to GP and ask for X-ray. Not coughing anything up to be tested now.


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