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Hello, new diagnosed today

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I found out today my Dr told me I have pleurisy. I got a steroid shot yesterday which seems to have eased the pain some, also gave me a cough medicine with codieneprometh which has eased the coughing some. I am not sure what caused it but had a sinus infection a few wks ago and got better after about a wk. But I have been having severe body aches for over a wk, I previously had been having bad aches all over my body prior to the sinus infection, not sure if this has anything to do with this new diagnosis, any ideas?

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Hi sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, hope you feel better soon. Welcome to the site, it's always nice to meet new people. Take care love Bernadette 😊 xx

I had pleurisy when I was 17. I am now 79. It's an inflammation to the lining of the lung from what I understand. It's not a chronic condition so when it's better and it does get better. In those days there wasn't a lot they could do just take pain killers. It got better though, it just left some scarring. Haven't had it since. I do have COPD but that is caused by possibly smoking. Hope you feel better soon.

Hope it eases up soon for you now it’s being treated. Get plenty of healing rest and hopefully when the infection calms down the pain will ease. Best wishes.💐🍇

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