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I was diagnosed with pleurisy it's so painful Advil won't…

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I was diagnosed with pleurisy...
I was diagnosed with pleurisy it's so painful Advil won't work
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Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago
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What is the cause of your pleurisy? What are your doctors doing to treat this?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
They just said a virus and Advil but it's not doing anything to relieve the pain
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

This condition can be very painful and make it hard to breath, cough, sneeze, etc. I would suggest you ask your doctor to put you on a nerve stabilizer, such as gabapentin or pregabalin, which will help to calm down the irritate nerves in the lining of your lungs. In addition, they may want to give you a narcotic such as T#3 to help you to sleep at night. This combination usually works quite well until the inflammation subsides.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have leftover pain meds to take. What causes it?
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

This is a very painful condition caused by inflammation in the lining of the lung. It can make it very uncomfortable to breath deep, cough, laugh or sneeze. You should ask your doctor for a nerve stabilizing medication, such as gabapentin or pregabalin, to calm down the irritated nerve fibers in the lining. At night, you might need a narcotic pain killer such as T#3 or norco, temporarily, until the condition subsides.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What causes the inflammation
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

A virus can get into the lining of the lung (pleuritis) just as it can get into the heart (myocarditis), the brain (meningitis) or the lung itself (pneumonitis). It can take a couple weeks to go away. The inflammation can sometime take several weeks to improve even after the virus is gone.

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Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

Hello. How are you feeling today? Do you have any follow up questions for me?

Let me know if you do and I would be happy to help further

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