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  • Posted By: Dortonwildcat5
  • March 30, 2013
  • 04:36 AM

Just over a month ago I had a slight cold (coughing, stuffy nose, etc).  A couple of days later I developed a headache (which has lasted for over a month).  I then started having pain in my ribs (sharp, stabbing pain).  I went to the doctor and he diagnosed me with pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs).  He put me on 800 MG Ibuprofen (which I took for almost 3 weeks).  The Ibuprofen had no effect on the pleurisy.  He also sent me to have a blood test.  In the 2 weeks I have been waiting on my follow up appointment, I have developed fairly strong pain in my hips and a twitch in my right thumb (lasting 5 days so far).  When I went back and told the doctor that the Ibuprofen had no effect, he said he didn't think I had pleurisy because the blood test showed no infection at all, but slight hypothyroidism.  He also sent me to have my hips x-rayed (results haven't come back yet).  I am at my wits end trying to figure out what it going on.  I have only had a few headaches in my lifetime so I feel this is something to be worried about.  Anyone out there with a similar experience?

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