Infection

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I've had bronchiectasis for some years which is managed successfully with azithromycin 3 times a week. Occasionally I will get a cold which leads to a chest infection which i manage with doxycycline. A few days ago i had a pain below my left shoulderblade. The next day the pain was in my chest accompanied with fatigue. I have very little cough and hardly any sputum. I have commenced doxcycline (on my second day now) as I feel it must be a chest infection. Anyone else had similar experience with atypical symptoms?

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    Hi Jean, I am like you with the low dose antibiotics 3 times a week and foster..preventer. I have experienced exactly what you have experienced, I do get what I call knife in the back, a very sharp pain in between my shoulder blades, I get this when I'm trying to cook dinner or do too much , but it goes off after laying down for ten minutes. if you dont feel any better I would go and get it checked out. take care. Pam.

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    When I get a chest infection, amongst other lung conditions I have bronchiectasis, it is true it sort of radiates from the shoulder blade BUT there are other conditons that can cause shoulder blade pain so best see doctor.

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    Hello Jean

    I am on the same medication and regime as your self and have the same symptoms of sharp pains under my left shoulder blade . i find i get it if i have been standing for two long or exerting my self like gardening cleaning i have a heat pad that goes over my shoulders that relives it for me . I treat it like an alarm my body s telling me its time to stop and smell the roses . It is a good idea to have it checked out to make sure nothing else is going on . I'm a great believer in knowing what your dealing with makes it easier to manage .

    regards May

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    Thank you. Yes thats good advice to treat it as a warning sign.......I must take note!

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