Just posting this as a cautionary tale really. I was taken into hospital last night with very rapid onset of chest pain, of the stabbing variety.
I had been totally fine, aside a little wheezy after a cold two weeks ago. As I have APS, my GP was taking no chances and sent me in. I had a chest x-ray, and yes I have pneumonia, am now on antibiotics and some strong analgesia. D-Dimer thankfully was negative, so no PE.
The doctor who took care of me last night was fabulous, and said that chest pain should never be ignored, so even if you get a little niggle, that you cannot explain, please get yourself checked out.
I am now being referred on to the Respiratory Team because I have had two previous bouts of pleurisy in 6 months prior to last night's event.
I am incredibly tired, and am going home later today hopefully.