(Closed) Going to do something I swore I’d never do…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I went through a period in high school/ college when I got bronchitis a lot. Is it possible that you’ve made it past the flu and the pain is due to your cough/cold?

I don’t know enough about Tamiflu to know if relapse happens with it. The one time I had the full fledged flu, I dont think it was on the market yet (it was in 2000).

I’m sorry you’re worried! I hope you feel better soon.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I hope you feel better soon. I have terrible asthma, so I’m really not the best person to be answering. Literally if I sneeze my lungs start acting up, hurting, wheezing, etc. Nevermind if I have a cough/cold, etc – I’m out for a week with not being able to breathe!

To be honest, though, I’ve never really heard of lung pain being associated with the flu, but it is possible that you’ve coughed so much that you’re super sore. That happens to me all the time. Is the pain more in your back or do you feel it “inside” when you take a breath in? If it’s in your back, I’d say it’s normal soreness, if it’s when you breathe in and you feel it literally inside your lung, you might want to get checked.

Feel better!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For that stretch, my coughs always hurt. My aunt actually gets a cough with pain every spring, when the seasons change.

Not trying to downplay what’s happening, of course. I’m just slow to medicate myself and usually have a wait and see approach when I’m not feeling well.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My lungs hurt when I take a deep breath with a cold ALL THE TIME…. when I asked the doctor why they said it wasn’t even my lungs it was my ribs! Cause: coughing SUPER hard.

Oh another note I had pneumonia 3 years ago for a month before I went to the free clinic because I thought it was something I could fight… I’d say go to the doctors if your uncomfortable by Monday like you said. I know I got insanely tired when I had pneumonia… so if you get to the point where you just can’t find the will to even move… go sooner rather than later. Good luck.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

YES your lungs will absolutely hurt. This is coming from someone who gets the flue every.single.october. It’s a curse I swear. Anyways my doctor informed me that the reason your lungs hurt when having the flu is because you shiver because of the chills and it contracts your chest muscles. It is really common actually. It all depends on what you have. If they came out of nowhere I would suggest seeing a doctor asap, but since they are coming from soon after the flu that your trying to kick, I’d say your pretty much in the clear. Mine hurt like a sore dull pain that’s really more annoying than super painful and like I said earlier, my doctor told me it’s because of the chest contractions (shivering) that’s associated with the flu.Feel better!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I see you got it resolved, but I’ve had that with other illnesses, except mine was pleurisy. I think it runs in my family a little bit, the tendency to get it. It was just painful for a few days, and I wouldn’t do anything to exert myself. Anyway, I’m glad you’re feeling better.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@CorgiTales: (Just an educated guess) I think you might be having pain because your tissues are a little dry. One of the mechanisms of action for mucinex includes drying out mucus/mucous membranes. Be sure you are drinking a ton of water/koolaid/gatorade.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@CorgiTales: So I know a little about this as much of my fam deals with things like this.

There are different types of pneumonia and they all have different symptoms, but there is a few major things to look for.  One (this is gonna be gross)  is the color of the phlegm you’re coughing up.  If it is white/clear/yellow youre fine, if it is green/brown it is a sign of bacterial infection in the lung that can lead to pneumonia.  Also, There is a type of pneumonia called ‘walking pneumonia’ It’s kind of like the underdog pneumonia.  The only way you can tell you have that is by the phlegm color, pain in the lungs/back/spine area, and exhaustion.  Someone I knew walked around with pneumonia for weeks, and didn’t know it, just had that annoying cough and soreness.  But it is a more dangerous kind of pneumonia as it really weakens you.  It makes you feel like you’re kinda sick, but just well enough you can go about daily things.  However, if you do, and you let your back get cold, it will zap all your energy.

The only thing that can kill the bacteria is penicillin.  I’m not a doctor, but this is something that I’ve had experience in.  I hope you get better soon, and I hope it’s not that.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@CorgiTales: just try overcompensating with the fluids. Unless you have a heart condition or something, the fluids won’t hurt.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have had lung pain- in fact, my whole chest wall became inflamed.  Its called costochondritis, and it wasn’t something i could do anything about.  It hurt so bad I couldn’t lay down at night or sleep.  Sucked royally.

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