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I have just discovered this great site, and although not an emotional person, reading other pluerisy sufferer's comments has brought tears of relief to my eyes. I just feel so relieved that I am not alone in my plight.
I am a Registered Nurse, so a little knowledge is not always a good thing, I have been imagining all sorts of illnesses and conditions, all life threatening. My illness began three weeks ago with the usual viral symptoms of sore throat, cough, sneezing etc. I treated it at home and still managed to go to work. But eight days ago I developed a burning like pain in my left axilla (arm pit), sorry, that is the nurse vocab coming out in me. At first I thought that I may have pulled a muscle whilst at work, moving patients, and thought that in a couple of days it would disappear. But it did not and the pain had intensified to such an extent that I visited the emergency doctor on call who was baffled by my symptoms and sent me away none the wiser.
I was unable to tolerate the pain any longer and visted my own GP on Wednesday who said it was related to the virus and prescribed antibiotics for any bacterial infection that I might have. I have been expectorating green sputum, he advised me to continue taking Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. I have never experienced pain like this. Let me describe it to you: 1. As if someone has performed CPR on the upper left part of my chest wall. 2. Bruised,as if my ribs are fractured and digging into my lung. 3. Pain is worse on exertion, when I sit back in a chair and try to raise myself up out of it or pull my shoulders back. 4. When coughing or sneezing. 5. Upon pressing on my left breast the [pain is refered right back to my left scapula (shoulder blade). 6. Constant soreness in and around the affected area.
I saw another Doctor yesterday who examined me, chest was clear, slight raised temperature etc and he concluded that I had a plueritic chest pain, advised me to continue with the Cefadroxil and prescribed Voltarol. I am feeling really low in mood and weary, I am also expected back at work on Wednesday. I just want this pain to subside, but when will it disappear without the constant ingestion of analagesia?
I am so glad to have found this site and to know that I am no longer alone with this ailment.I would love to hear from any one else who can share this with me.
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