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My husband was having severe pain in the left side of his chest for several days it hurt to lay down and when he did he needed help getting back up it hurt so bad. I took him to the er and they ran several tests and came back and said he had pluracy. They put him on pain medicine and gave him a inhaler to use after about 3 days he was back to normal.Now again a month later hes having the pains again he had had before. We are not totally sure how this pluracy works is it something that he will always have that will come and go all the time or what. It seems odd that its only been a month and its back again.If anyone knows anything about pluracy can you please let me know.Thanks
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replied January 11th, 2004
Pluracy
I had pluracy 5 years ago & it took several weeks for it to completely go away. Pluracy was explainrd to me as an irritation & inflamation between the ribcage & the outside of the lungs. I had pneumonia first & then developed pluracy. It is very painful but does eventualy go away. If it still hurts, I would talk to Dr. Or pharmacist.
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replied January 12th, 2004
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Pluracy
Thanks peggy, I appreciate your response
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replied July 3rd, 2004
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I'm a 26 year old male who was first diagnosed with pluracy in early feb. This year I was told I had a walking pnumonia and pluracy was a symptom of that. I was prescribed medicine and a few days later it went away. In early march it came back so I went to the hospital and was told that the medicine I was prescribed the first time was bloodpressure medicine and that the previous Dr. Was to prescribe that. I was given an antibiotic/ anti-inflammatory and it went away agin in a few days. This morning{july third}i'm starting to feel it again ai'm guessingt i'll be back at the Dr. In a couple days. If anyone knows why it keeps coming back please respond i'd appreciate any info you have
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replied September 22nd, 2005
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I have recurring episodes of pluracy. My husband, who is a registered respiratory therapist has told me it is an inflamation between the ribcage and the outside of the lung. He said it is more common than people realize. Right now I am in tremendous pain because of it. So I asked him why it keeps reoccurring and if there is anything I can do to keep it from occurring. He said no. He said the reason one keeps getting it varies but a lot of time there is no real reason or cause. I have asthma and have had punemonia a couple of times and that could be a contributing factor as to why I have this lung pain often. It woke me up @ 4 am and he said it was because I had not been moving. Once I was up and moving around this am it was better but not gone.

I wanted to know if anyone has found any relief of the symptoms by eating certain foods(natural) or taking any supplements. Is there is anything that has brought relief from the pain without taking pain medication. I am not one who likes to use any but the pain gets pretty bad and this is one time that I usually take something narcotic.

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paula
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replied March 28th, 2006
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G'day, is it possible that the after weffects of pluracy may leave some sort of marking on the lungs of a person which may show up having done a scan of the lungs??

Thanks

nick
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replied January 15th, 2008
pluracy
i had a left lung lobectomy 4 yrs ago. now ive just been diagnosed with pluracy. does it go away completely or do u relapse.the pain is excrutiating
mick
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replied November 5th, 2009
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I have pluracy as well. I am going on the third week of constant pain. I am taking antibiotics for a respitory infection as well as a cough syrup with codine. I also have asmtha so - I have to do two breathing treatments a day for the next two months. I find rest to be the best thing, although difficult to do with two kids.
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replied November 9th, 2009
I've had pluracy for several years now. Sometimes it will hurt for a couple of hours. Sometimes it hurts for days. It is hurting now. It hurts to lay down. Don't even think about sneezing! Actually i will not sneeze when it is hurting. My body tries to sneeze but then it stops at the lst possible moment, because I guess it knows that it will bring me to my knees if it does. Went to a Dr. he basically told me to deal with it cause nothing will cure it. Funny thing with mine it that it always shows up right around my monthly cycle. But now it has gotten where it lasts for weeks at a time, then goes away for months then shows back.
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replied November 14th, 2009
pluracy symptoms
I was told i have pnumonia and pluracy,,,,but the pain is coming from the left side at the bottom of my ribs in the kidney area.Today 2nd day in it seems to also be on the right side same place.Ido know this has been mistaken for a gal bladder issue.Does this sound the same as anyone else?
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replied November 16th, 2009
hi could any1 help me? i had pnumonia dec last yr and also had pluracy was in hospital 4 8 weeks n had a lung drain, and now a yr on i still have pain in my left lung when i yawn or take a deep breath n its in the same place i had the pain when i had the pluracy. it has never gone away. when i was in hospital they said it could take up 2 6mths 4 the pain 2 go away but like i said its just about a yr now, is this normal when u have had pnumonia or pluracy n could any1 tell me y it still hurts??
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replied December 8th, 2009
hey im 12 and im not sure but i mite have it!!!i havea sharp pain in my left side and it occured ealier today!!!wen i was at Six Countys its a doctors office and i was at an appointment and suddenly i got a pain!!!i have never had penomia or anything i had somethin wen i was a baby but idk wat!!!but how i think i got it if i do have it is from my mom she had it recently about 2 or 3 weeks ago!!!and ive been drinking after her!!!could i catch it like that??? thx in advance!!!

Forever & Always Love Crystalmae
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replied December 8th, 2009
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rsmoak: Get a new doctor! Having pleurisy for years and the doctor not giving a **** is unacceptable. Have you had chest x-rays, chest cts, abdominal ultrasounds, anything? You could have a persistent lung infection or even a blood clot in your lung. They need to take this seriously. It may not even be pleurisy at this point. After I had it (from pneumonia), my muscles were so tight they gave me constant pain. I had to go to physical therapy. You need to see a lung specialist. They can be hard to get into, but be persistent. You shouldn't have to live like this, especially with a doctor who doesn't care.

woody07: the pain can really radiate around. Were you given medication for the pneumonia and pain meds for the pleurisy? Ibuprofen or some other anti-inflammatory seems to work the best for this kind of pain, at least it did for me.

chick11: Have you had a follow-up x-ray to make sure the infection and the inflammation has gone away? If it's gone, you may be having the same problem I had with extreme muscle tightness. Go back to your doctor and ask for a follow-up x-ray (if you haven't had one already) and ask if this could be a muscle issue. Going to physical therapy really helped me, although it took a while to see results. Also ask for some muscle relaxers.

Firelron: Pleurisy itself is not a disease. It's an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, which is caused by something else, usually a lung infection. Do you have any lung symptoms, cough, shortness of breath, chest congestion, etc? Also, the pain with pleuisy is usually worse when taking a deep breath, is that so with you? If you don't have any other symptoms, it might just have been a fluke pain. People get those sometimes. If it keeps happening, go to the doctor and ask about it. If you have other symptoms, then definitely go to the doctor as soon as possible.
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replied December 10th, 2009
MyrahU: thx so much!!!it went away yesterday nite and hasnt come back since!!!idk if it will!!!but thx!!!if it wasnt for me being homeschooled then i wouldnt even know this site existed which means i wouldnt have gotten that advice so i gota thank ECOT too!!!ECOT is my homeschool its located in Columbus Ohio and to go to ECOT again thx!!!
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replied December 20th, 2009
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I'm 30yrs old, and have been dealing with plurisy for 3 years now. EVERY time I get sick it goes straight to my lungs, and I eventually end up with pluritis. This current bout has been the worst yet. It's lasted 7 days so far, with my fever hitting 103.0 for 5 days straight. I've been on antibiotics for 5 days so far, and if it's not better in another 2 my Dr. is going to send me to the Hospital for x-ray and tests.

The pain is just unbearable. I cant take a normal breath, cough, sneeze, burp, or yawn without getting extreme pain. Even the slight vibration of walking causes pain. The bumps on the car ride to the Doc's caused me to scream out in pain.. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy!!

The mornings when you just wake are the worst. The ONLY thing that allows me to cough, and clear my lungs is standing up, and pushing my back up against the wall where the worst pain is located.. Trust me, you'll thank me later for this tip. For whatever reason the pressure of leaning back against the wall cuts the pain of coughing a great deal.

Good luck to those who are dealing with similar issues.
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replied December 20th, 2009
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Putting pressure on the area can relieve the pain. For a while, I had to sleep with a large ace bandage wrapped around my ribs. Also, ice might help, too--it will help bring down the swelling. Ask the doctors about anti-inflammatories. If they tell you to take ibuprofen, you need to take more than generally recommended per day for it to have full anti-inflammatory effects. Talk to your doctor before you take a dose that high, though. For some people, it might not be advisable because of the risks of stomach bleeding and other side-effects or if you have an underlying condition. There might be another medication you can take if you can't take that much ibuprofen.
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replied December 21st, 2009
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can coughing cause broken ribs and getting pluracy
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replied December 21st, 2009
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can coughing cause broken ribs and getting pluracy
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replied December 27th, 2009
Hi,

I have Pluracy for 7 days now and I think it's just starting to ease a little. I agree with what everyone has said with regard to coughing/sneezing and even burping....I had my first sneeze today the first in a week, and yes your body does stop you!!

One thing though, can anyone tell me if they have had pain when they eat? I haven't eaten really over xmas but last night I did manage something and the pain inbetween my rib cage was horrible. I'm now on a liquid diet until it stops. Any feedback would be helpful, Thank you.
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replied December 28th, 2009
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Yes coughing can cause a broke rib.My doc just told me of a patient who broke 3 ribs from coughing
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replied November 19th, 2012
I have pleurisy that comes back every year it seems. There is nothing I have been able to discover to make it go away, you just have to ride it out.

I have found, however, that wrapping your chest up tightly with an Ace wrap really does help a bunch. If you must get out of bed, or stand up from a sitting position: exhale the entire length of the movement. Start breathing out when you begin to move and make that breath last the duration of the move...sounds silly, but I discovered that it helps me when I must get mobile.

Best of luck, you will probably bear this burden the rest of your lives, so try to find the little things you can do to ease it when it hits.

Michael
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