They refuse to give me pain medicines. I get gastrointestinal bleeds and have to avoid over the counter aspirin, naproxen, etc. I have had pleurisy for months and I cannot find a good doctor. I am trying acupuncture but am broke! I am taking cordyceps and turmeric. The pain is unbelievable and terror has been my life this week! To not treat pain in the year 2018 is just plain abuse!
My severe pain from pleurisy lasted 5 weeks, then went to moderate pain for a week, and then mild. They gave me Percocet but honestly it didn't help with the pain at all. A dose of 800 mg ibuprofen helped the best and NyQuil or Benadryl helped me sleep through the night. I still have mild to moderate residual pain 3 months later. I'm wondering if it will ever go away. I had a bad flu in July and ended up with pleurisy in August. Crazy to me.
I got pleurisy over 15 years ago and it took months to go away but I was left with scar tissue that continued to hurt since. I just got it again two weeks ago, went to the hospital yesterday and was given tramadol and told to see a lung doctor if I don't feel better in the next few days. I wasn't sick, didn't have any physical injury to the area, but no one can tell me how I got it nor can they stop the pain.
It is still 2 weeks with pleurisy, it hurt so badly the first few days, but now I'm feeling better; just a little back pain that won't go away. I was prescribed antibiotics for a urinary tract infection (UTI), and the doctor said it might be the UTI that caused all this mess. My anxiety is making everything worse, every little thing I feel I start panicking. It's been a very traumatizing experience for me this past week.