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Has anyone had pneumonia the ab inflamation

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  • Posted By: 40something
  • April 4, 2007
  • 01:02 PM

I had pneumonia seem to have clear up according to x ray all gone. Now I have tenderness and inflamation all around the bottom of my ribs. Pain is a burning pain , comes and goes with stronger then weaker pains. If anyone has had inflamation of the diaphram please let me know or can it be something else. Gall bladder disease has been ruled out

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  • Have they ruled out pleuresy? Pleuresy is an inflamation of the tissue surrounding the lungs and is quite common after pneumonia and is VERY painful. It gets worse with positioning and deep breaths.
    emsbabydoll 73 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree - could be pleurisy. Did you take antibiotics - which ones? do you have any digestive discomfort? How are your stools? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • i was on Levaquin for 10 days and then cipro for 10 more days.pain worse a night or when I am bending. How would the stoool be? Mine is very dense at this time
    40something 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well, first thing you need to do is get a good quality probiotic and take this daily for at least a month or two. Jarrodophilus EPS is very good, by Jarrow. www.vitacost.com has many to choose from at good prices. You need to take this as both those medicines can cause a form of colitis called pseudomembraneous colitis - you do NOT want to get this!!! Trust me, it is horrible. Taking a good probiotic with several strains, will help keep your gut in check, and will rebuild your intestinal flora. Cipro can cause arthralgia, and joint and chest pain, and both meds can cause seizure confusion and hallucinations. These symptoms can manifest even a week or two after stopping the med. I wouldn't rule this out as a cause of your pain, and docs are totally clueless when it comes to medicine side effects. Try the antibiotic and see if your symptoms improve. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • thanks ofr your help. Can I get this in a health fod store
    40something 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, you can find this at any health food store. Take the full dose recommended.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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