Last reply 6 months ago
Pleurisy

So 3 weeks ago I posted about having chest pains, it began to get worse (happening more frequently, and the burst of pain were lasting longer as time went on) I went to the ER and they diagnosed me with pleurisy and I read that this is common in auto immune deficiency patients as well as it lasts longer for people like us other wise it’s suppose to go away on its on. Have any of you ever had this? They gave me naproxen and I’ve been taking that for almost 2 weeks and it got better but I am still feeling it. I’m getting a little concerned because I had been feeling the chest pains for a while before I actually got checked out and now that I know what it is and am taking the meds I just figured it’d be gone by now… what’s you guys take on this? Has anyone had this?

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mlgilber1
6 months ago

I’ve had bad chest pains and heart palpitations so I went to the ER and they did an X ray and EKG, but told me everything looked fine. Thankfully mine did go away on its own after a couple of months. When it got bad I’d take Ativan which helped. Hope it goes away soon! I know it’s scary when you’re having chest pains.


stumbler
6 months ago

Congratulations, @imagwms , you’re the first Forum Member to mention Pleurisy.

Your story portrays a good lesson for all of us – not everything is down to MS!


vixen
6 months ago

Hello @imagwms, this is weird. I got diagnosed 2 years ago but I had pleurisy 17 years ago. Agony! I didn’t realise it was autoimmune. I also had sarcoidosis 10 years ago so clearly my body has been dipping in and out of autoimmune diseases! You need to make sure you recover properly and take things real easy. Feel better soon!


imagwms
6 months ago

@vixen well from what Ive read and what my doc told me, anybody can get it but it sticks around longer if you have some auto immune related issues. So then I was just like okay that explains a lot lol. And normally it should go away on its own but it definitely makes sense seeing as it’s inflamation of the lungs and inflammation is already present with in us but it hurts like hell thats for sure, lol.


imagwms
6 months ago

@mlgilber1 yea I did the same and they told me the same thing but just based off how I described my symptoms and from the doc listening to my deep breaths with his stethoscope was how he determined it and told me about how normally it’s suppose to go away on its own in healthy ppl but sticks around for ppl with auto immune issues and I’m sure that has a lot to do w inflamation but yes it is so scary and it was on the left side of my chest so it freaked me out


mlgilber1
6 months ago

@imagwms Mine also was on the left, but occasionally would be on the right. I also used to get it when I was younger and would tell my doctors or go to the ER and they would tell me it was inflammation, but I never was told about pleurisy. It would go away a lot faster when I was younger and healthier.

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