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Pleurisy

Hello everyone would been really gratfull if anyone can give me advice on pleurisy had it now for 3 weeks

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Hi Bisso

So sorry you are suffering with pleurisy. I had it a couple of times. It is quite painful. Rest, fluids, hot water bottle on pain.

I found a good link for you:

mayoclinic.org/diseases-con...

Take care xx

Fran

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Thankyou for the link will look it up have a nice day

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Have a nice day too x

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Hi, I can only sympathise as I've had it too. So very painful. It does take a while to clear, mine on occasion led to pneumonia. Have you been back to doc?

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Hi peege Going bk to the doctors on Tuesday been of work 3 weeks now and as im a postman just need to get better soon and make sure im fully fit

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Don’t rush back to work bisso, I was a teacher then it took a lot of out me to go back to work, didn’t help, lasted longer..

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Seeing the doctor Tuesday going to ask for another 2 weeks

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Yes good idea, see if he checks your chest again and ask for another xray if you don’t feel tops xx

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Going for blood test and x-ray next week

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Great. All arranged then. You will feel reassured you are on the right track x

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hi bisso sorry to hear you have pleurisy - I used a hot water bottle and a pillow to put where the pain was most- I believe sun and heat can help too- years ago a doctor advised sun bed treatment but maybe not a good idea with the threat of cancer around sunbeds. It is very painful so rest and drink plenty of fluids. Hope you're feeling better soon. x

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Thanks for your post tried hot water bottle and yes it helps

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