At least I think that's what it is - sharp pain in chest lining (left side) upon taking a breath - comes n goes. What have the docs done for you besides said - yeah don't worry about it?
I had it years ago and as I recall I took antibiotics and rested for about a week. It was fun with a 9 month old who was walking already - I thought I had a broken rib! Did you have a cold a couple of weeks ago?
thanks, tuscanlover. No - I have had a mercifully cold-free winter thus far. They want me to come in for appointment rather than just consulting a nurse on phone. Feel too busy right now if I can weather it out.
anti inflammatories may help. My father in law had it and had total relief from celebrex. Good luck.
I've never known anyone who'd contracted it, and now in the last two weeks, I know two people who came down with it-- one of them a surgical patient who came down with it after she came home.
I had it off and on for almost 30 years from the time I was about 19. At first it was frequent, eventually, about twice a year. Now it has been about 10 years since I had an attack, so I guess I don't have it any more.
My doctor said that I had discovered a good way to cope (hold my ribs tight while I breathed, so it didn't hurt much) but don't worry about it, it isn't a serious condition.
I get it off and on. Only once did I have it very badly. It hurt to breath period. My doctor simply said to take some aspirin and put a heating pad on my chest. I was fine the next day and my lungs only hurt when I breathed deeply.
Thanks all. I went to the doc, had a chest Xray and was told to take 2 aspirin per day (already take 1 enteric anyway). My doc didn't agree with webMD that said a negative chest Xray could still mean infected fluid lining the chest wall. It's a little less frequent now, anyway. Maybe it was stress of 5th refi! :-)