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Was at the Doctor today

The doctor told me not to call back until 2 weeks after my chest extra, well nothing came up in X-ray but I had pleurisy I couldn't catch my breath awake from 3am and then into college 5 days in a row. I was in so much pain

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Pleurisy can be very painful. Are you taking any medication Celticsandy? Hope you feel better soon. Xxxx

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Yes Augmentine doc wanted to put me on steroids but they drive me crazy in the head, I mean crazy so I opted for Antibiotics. She said to me that I had been smoking since 1966 I would have been 5 years old I'm so annoyed with doctors and their lack of care I had to ask her weather I was COPD or not.. She also wanted to send me to the local hospital talking about putting steroids in through my hand.. I didn't understand so I'm at home in pain and very short of breath,,I was told come back to doc Monday afternoon but now I'm tired of doctors I stopped smoking this week Thank you so much for your reply sassy59

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Oh bless you. Doctors don't get it do they. Well done on stopping smoking too. Sending good wishes your way. Xxxx👍🏻💐

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Hope you feel better soon, just think once the infection has cleared you will feel so much better, even more so that you have stopped smoking.

Take care

David1968

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Pleurisy is awful & causes a lot of pain are you taking anything for the pain. Some doctors deem to be very judgemental in their attitude but don't suffer change docs if necessary & well done for stopping smoking do keep at it xxx

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Pleusisy is nasty. I think you need some rest. I hope you feel better soon Celticsandy. X

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Good morning, pleurisy is extremely painful. I hope you are on some medication for it and really you should have been at home in the warm, never mind going to college. I hope you are soon feeling ok again. You should go back to see your doctor- it's your body and you need to look after it. Really good news about giving up smoking, we know it is so hard but keep going with it.

xx

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Thank you Jennifer-S I just found your reply in junk mail. So glad to talk to someone who understands this COPD Sometimes I feel alone but getting a reply helps me learn more ways to cope Love & Laughter

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hello Celticsandy,

You are never alone on here, any time day or night unless we are languishing in the junk mail. Glad you found me.

:-D :-D

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Thanks Jennifer -S I'm glad I found you. How are you doing this weather

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Jen-S I went on YouTube and got good breathing exercises for COPD also a diet for strengthening lungs I.e. Raw honey a spoonful a day this is cheering me up as the doctor wants to see me Friday again to check me out cause I talked up for myself assertively thanks again for your reply's they give me the confidence. XX Celticsandy

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Congratulations on giving up the cigarettes we all know how hard that was for you 🏆🏆 Val.

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Longing for a cig, but was at doctor & I'm just too afraid. Awaken every nite at 3am can't breathe Doc gave me nasal spray, inhaler, augmentine so should be just fine tonight Thank you for caring enough to reply its good to talk to someone Love & Laughter 24811

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Had pleurisy in February this year ,,,not nice at all ,take it easy ,,,you'll soon be feeling better , I was on augmenting but they made me sick , sadly that was the only antibiotic that would kill the pleurisy bug and another bug I had at the same time ,, but I was given anti sickness pills , Then all was ok ,

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