The week of Thanksgiving I thought I was coming down with a cold. I had coughing and sneezing with slight wheezing when I breathed. A few days later I developed intense pain on the left side of my ribcage, I thought I coughed so hard I fractured a rib. After 6 days of home treatment to no avail I went to the doctor and the said I had Pleurisy and prescribed medication. The wheezing and sneezing stopped and I felt better overall but the intense pain persisted. I went back and they X-rayed my chest and said my lungs were clear and no fracture to my ribs. I was given a shot for the pain which helped immediately. It has been 4 weeks and the pain now feels more to the front of the left side of the ribcage and hurts when touched or slept on that side. My cough is like I'm trying to clear my throat and the mucus is clear. Overall I feel better except for the severe pain with movement, touched or sleeping on. Could something else be going on that my doctor has missed?
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