Hi all, what an informative site this is and so helpful. Im fairly new copd. Recently had flare up with chest infection. I was admitted to hospital and put on antibiotics which worked well. But I have severe pain down right side of lung. X-rays showed small plural effusion sent home with pain killers. The pains hardly noticeable when up and around but when I lie down its unbearable. It can go away for a few days and I think I'm on the mend then it comes back with avengeance. I presume it's viral as I'm not on biotics. Can anyone tell me if its normal for it to come and go and how long it lasts. Any tips on self help would be appreciated. I read that lying on affected side can help, unfortunately I can't do that as my arm is partial paralysed. Hope someone can shed some light on this. Thanks
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