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At the end of last year I had 4 days of fever, sweating, tightness in the chest, not eating, staying in bed, lots of mucous and coughing (joy - no party on New Years Eve for me).  I went to see the doctor and was given 10 days of anti biotics which did not clear it up returned to the doctors and was given a lovely cocktail of 2 anti botics (1 for 3 days 1 for 8).  I have now finished my tablets but have still got the tightness in my chest which is like someone standing on my chest.....is this normal? will it pass or should I seek medical attention many many thanks for your help Samantha

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    It is common-place to have some chest twinges or tightness (it's inflammation) in the chest on the way out of a chest infection, but "like someone standing on my chest" is heavier than I have experienced in periods of recovery from infections and even form pneumonia.

    Ask to speak to the doctor by phone and explain how you feel. Could still have (hopefully the last knockings of) pneumonia or inflammation of the lung linings.

    I may be over-diagnosing what you had, but my take is that you need advice within the next couple of days unless it starts getting better. Don't panic - not a hospital emergency room affair unless you have real trouble breathing or your condition otherwise worsens or you can't get to call/see your doctor or another doctor within 48 hours and no improvement.

    [I'm a (reasonably experienced) sufferer, not a medical practitioner!]

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    Hi I had a very similar problem around two years ago ,you need to go back and get checked out with your gp or specialist ,I had a collapsed lung ,it might be totally different but in my experience leaving it can only cause problems ,good luck keep your chin up

    Jokeys

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    I think you must take complete rest almost a week and also check your blood report. At first you consult with your doctor and describe your problem.
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    Hi, I hope you are feeling better now. I'm new to this group. I just wanted to share my experience which sound a little similar to yours. I went through several rounds of antibiotics last year and several trips to Dr's and urgent cares. I finally went to the emergency room where they did an X-ray which showed nothing. They gave me a breathing treatment and my pulse ox decreased so they gave me a CT scan which showed atypical pneumonia. A sputum culture revealed aspergillus growing in my lungs.

    You should be persistent when it comes to your health, you know you're body better than anyone. Good luck and I hope you feel better and find answers.

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