pain in the left side

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i have this serious bad ache/pain in my left side especially when i cough more so when since i was diagnosed with stage 3 copd and was wondering whether to ring 111 or go straight to the hospital

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    Hi Jackie, I think you are your own best advocate - why risk it - maybe just go to the hospital to get peace of mind. You know your body better than anyone so if it is out of the norm, and you normally have a cough without pain, get it checked out. Good luck.
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    Hi Jackie, Sorry To Say You`ve Pulled A Muscle Between Your Ribs. It Happened To Me Last Xmas, And Every Two Weeks After In Various Places. This Will Continue To Happen Unless You Strap Your Ribs With A Cummerbund Or Something Close To.... Sneezing And Coughing Can Be The Cause,Even Whilst Sleeping. So Painkiller Under Your Tongue,See Doctor Or Wait 4 Hrs In A & E.   Strap-up.
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    Best to be safe then sorry like others have said get it checked out good luck
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      been to hospital no infections and no pulled muscles sats are good so its down to possible blood clots in lungs again  but cant do no more than what im doing and taking warfarin got to go back to docs tomorrow has  they think there is now something wrong with one of my aterys so im in a vicious circle but thank you and will keep you all informed xxx
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      Hi ,so you think it could be possible blood clots ?? Did you have a blood test to see if it was that ,,,,,either way ,I wish you well ,
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    Jackie, you need to get to hospital urgently, this could be penumonia which is common with COPD.   You should've been given info by your doctor or at pulmonary rehab on the danger signals with COPD.

    If I were you I'd do whatever is quickest:  if you can get someone to take you to hospital ASAP that 'd be good, on the other hand ambo's would be able to give you oxygen if that's needed and get you to emergency care

    Please don't delay with this!

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      the only time ive seen a copd specialist was when i was diagnosed with stage 3 copd and that was the beginning of april so got not info and the gp wouldnt give info until he got the report from the hospital so pulmonary rehab is not on the to do list at the moment so need to see my gp this morn asap and get things moving

       

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      You really need to get lots of information about how to manage your COPD and the sooner the better.  In my experience rehab groups with specialist physio's and practice nurses are much more forthcoming with practical information than either gp's or specialists, especially specialists.   There's also plenty of information on the internet, including specific exercises which will improve your breathing or at least slow down deterioration and improve your general quality of life.

      I can't emphasise too strongly that any unexplained chest pain can be an emergency and should be dealt with asap:  it could beindigestion or a pulled muscle or even a cracked rib from coughing or it could be something really serious.   Lots of women don't realise our heart attack symptoms are often different to those of men and don't get to emergency treatment in time.  

      I'm concerned for you, please let this forum know how you get on 

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    well the update is that i have a severe ripped muscle around my right lung and been put on diazapan, codeine and paracetamol for 5 days which by then iwill be seing a specialist and physio that deals with copd the scary thing to come out of all this is that they also found a slight blockage in one of my arteries  but im ok and resting at home would like to thank you all for your advice and concerns and will keep you all informed may god bless and keep you all safe xx

     

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      Hey Jackie, so glad it wasn't something worse!    I had something very similar once and thought it was a heart attack but then I also had angina for months and thought it was indigestion until I did have a heart attack, also pneumonia I thought was a heart attack.   I don't muck around with chest pains any more.

      I guess you have no choice about resting for a while on that drug combination - happy floating!.

       

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      thank you jude65855  yes it was really scarey especially when they did 3 ecgs today and all was saying the same thing but hopefully on the 2/6/ 15 i will get on top of everything and the speciallist and physio will give me all the info and medication that i can take but at the moment im on cloud cukoo and just resting as much has i can so thank you for your supprt and im here if you ever need to chat
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      THREE ecgs?!! That's a lot, they were obviously being very thorough by the sound of it.   What's happening about the artery blockage?   
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      they will be sending a report to the appropiate specialist but im not duely worried at the moment has im to be busy trying to get the ripped muscle sorted with the three types of painkillers im on 

       

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