Hello again. I am 47, have lupus and, as such, am susceptible to bouts of pleuritic pain. Usually I get these checked out by the GP and have at times been admitted to hospital to rule out PE (I have no increased risk of clotting). This most recent attack struck at 10pm on Thursday whilst I sat watching TV and the pain has been and still is searing. The pain is very sharp and on the furthest left side of my chest and I'm pretty sure it's pleuritic or muscular. It responds well to painkillers. I know I should be sensible and call 111 but I'm desperate not to go to the hospital. I am posting here as I am keen to know of any 'red flags' I should watch for in case it is not pleuritic in nature. I have no sign of active infection and just a slight irritating cough today.
Many thanks. Clare