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I’ve just finished singing Let It Go and feel really faint and breathless...

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BrexitBingoGenerator Thu 02-May-19 17:07:04

My 3yo is going through an Elsa stage.

Basically, to keep it brief-

Have had a cough since Christmas
Diagnosed with Pleurisy in March
Given antibiotics and cocodamol for poss chest infection in April
Cough went away but is back now and it’s just the same as it’s always been- really jacking, Plegmy and chesty
Had chest x-ray today.

Is there anything else I could do/ should be doing? I’m still taking ibuprofen because the doctor said that’s important for when my Pleurisy is healing.

But am so fed up! Currently sat on the floor wheezing like a smoker who’s just been on a long run.


Thank you in advance 💐

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UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Thu 02-May-19 17:10:09

Have you an inhaler?

BrexitBingoGenerator Thu 02-May-19 17:47:37

No- the doctor said today that she doesn’t think I need one. Tbf she saw me this morning and it gets worse as the day goes on so maybe I should go back at teatime instead 😬!

Thank you for replying 💐

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reenchantmentofeverydaylife Thu 02-May-19 21:16:13

It's just possible that your pleurisy is being exacerbated by pollen, with the hayfever season being underway now. If you have any antihistamine in you could try taking one, as I find they can really help with my breathing when I've got a debilitating cough. Won't do you any harm to try, and hopefully it'll make a difference flowers

BrexitBingoGenerator Thu 02-May-19 22:31:50

Thank you so much! Will try that.

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reenchantmentofeverydaylife Fri 03-May-19 10:03:35

Another possible solution (if you haven't had this already) is to put your foot down with your GP and ask why steroids (eg. prednisone) haven't been prescribed alongside your antibiotics. They can often make all the difference.

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