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thejoje
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Was minding my own business when I came down with very sharp pains below my ribs. Hard to breathe deeply and pretty near impossible to sneeze. Thought I broke a rib, but haven't exerted myself in that way.

Went to primary care doc and he diagnosed me with pleurisy. Anyone know the real cause of this?

Thanks!

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Get checked for mycoplasma pneumonia... I threw up blood and was diagnosed with both pleurisy and mycoplasma pneumonia don't know if they were related?

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Also, check to see if it is the rib itself. I have costochondritis, which was my first symptom.
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The same treatment for pleurisy would also treat costochondritis(inflammation in the rib cage). Anti-inflammatory for both. Aspirin worked well for me once when I had pleurisy. When I got lyme, I started having costochondritis.
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thejoje
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My doc recommended Advil every 4 hrs.

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Hurts like the dickens! feel better soon! [Smile]

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I don't know. I had it as a kid when I got pneumonia. I thought it was just a severe case of pneumonia. Sounds like it might have another cause for you. I still count it in the top 2 or 3 worst pains I've ever felt (and none of my top ones involved childbith - who woulda thought).
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I can have pleurisy without pneumonia. For me I had always thought it went along with my lupus diagnosis. Now it is probably a Lyme thing but pleurisy and inflammation went together for me.

Interestingly, my sister, also with Lyme gets pleurisy.

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check for cpn and mycoplasma.
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