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?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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