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Should I be worried about this.....

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  • Posted By: smb2006
  • December 1, 2006
  • 11:54 PM

I have had this problem for well over 10 weeks now. It started with a really bad cough which lasted for about a month. Whilst I had this cough I also was experiencing a pain in the middle of my chest and also in my upper back. I attended my doctor who assured me that it was a viral infection in the upper respiratory area as he said my lungs were clear. It will clear up soon he told me. A few more weeks passed the cough disappeared and i have been left with what can I can only describe as a "hazy" feeling in my throat - like the feeling you get before you want to cough, but it is constant and quite annoying. After a number of visits to the GP he sent me for a chest x-ray which came back normal. But a few weeks ago I started experience stabbing pains in my chest so went to the hospital who monitored me for about 6 hours and gave me another x-ray (which came back normal) they could not find anything abnormal in my tests. So what I am left with now is this feeling in my throat, upper back pain and a pain in my mid-chest and a feeling of just being tired / no get up and go. I've been experiencing night sweats all this week also. Does anyone know what this is. Could it just be an virus like the doctor says. Can I virus last that long. And I have been doing everything in my power to get rid of it, eating fresh fruit / veg / vitamins/ lots and lots of water. I just dont seem to be getting any better. Apologies for the long post.

Any light would be much appreciated.


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