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Pain in right lung whilst breathing, crackling from the mouth when exhaling

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  • Posted By: James Anthony
  • December 7, 2012
  • 08:30 AM

Hi guys and girls.

First off, I noticed that I was getting a cough/cold like symptoms this Monday in the evening but had felt perfectly fine previously before this. Tuesday morning I developed mild chest pains which were constantly there but not feeling as if it was much of an issue to seek medical advice, because of how mild it was. I continued my day as normal.
Tuesday night through to Wednesday morning trying to sleep I was finding it very hard to breathe, as my chest pain had got worse and I began to work up a fever. I decided to seek medical advice on the Wednesday as it now felt as if it was a concern.
I booked an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner to which she put a stethoscope on my back and called a chest infection straight away. I was prescribed tablets to which I took when I arrived home. Within half an hour of taking this tablet, I threw it back up. My chest pain was considerably worse but mainly aiming on the right side of my chest. I then went on to take a 'cold and flu' tablet to which that was brought back up within 10 minutes of consumption.
Being generally more concerned than I have at this point, I rang back up my doctors to which I was booked an emergency appointment with my GP.
After thoroughly being examined I was prescribed an inhaler and a form of steroids to help clear up my chest and was told to disregard the tablets that the nurse practitioner had prescribed me. He gave me this prescription on the basis that I previously suffered from asthma and he believed that's what may be causing my shortness of breath and pains in my chest.
Yesterday, I was still having problems with my breathing but my chest pain seemed to be less painful than the day before. Along with this I noticed that I had even coughing a lot more often than I have been. It came to yesterday evening when I started to develop a gripping pain whilst inhaling on the right side of my chest, causing me to cough more often whilst breathing heavily. When my inhalation peaked, it seems there was a 'shaking' sensation from my right side also.
I thought it may be best to lay down and see if it could be slept off but the pain has been constant from that point. Midway through the night I woke up ad couldn't stop coughing for a good five minutes straight, to which I used the inhaler I was prescribed. After taking this I noticed that alongside the pain whilst inhaling, when getting to the end of exhaling I could hear a crackling noise coming from out of my mouth. This has been occuring consistently for about five hours now, alongside everything else I had described.
I've booked another appointment today with the nurse practitioner as my GP is by free until Monday.
Any thoughts and ideas of what this may be? I've read some similar topics on this forum already and it seems that people's opinions are generally helpful, and I would also like to contribute to people sharing their knowledge. :) So if anyone has an idea, please feel free.
Thank you!

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