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My diagnosis of Graves Disease followed on from a bout of Pleurisy back in early 2015. I struggled for what seems like months not being able to catch my breath but I never worked out if it was lingering symptoms of the Pleurisy, the hyperthyroid or both that contributed. It eventually settled down. Just before Christmas 2016 everyone at work seemed to be getting the cold and chest infections from hell. In fact a few people got Pneumonia. I inevitably got a chest infection that again turned into Pleurisy and I am still stuggling with it three months on. Doctor said that the chest is clear but there is still likely imflamation which is causing pain across my upper back and chest (left side only). I am taking pain killers and anti imflamatories as instructed but seem to be getting nowhere and I am fed up. Just wondering if anyone else has problems like this and if it is a Graves thing ... any practical tips for getting rid of the residual pain would be welcome. Thank you
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