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Taste buds messes, fever, taking prednisone, azithromycin, and ibuprofin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Last Thursday I was diagnosed with pleurisy. Iâ??ve been taking prednisone, azithromycin, and ibuprofin. The pain started on my left side and has migrated to the right side, and also into my back. My breathing hasnâ??t gotten any better. My taste buds are all messed up. I keep getting fevers. And I just canâ??t seem to get rid of this. I am a smoker, not smoking as much as usual (1-2 cigs a day now), no history of asthma. I was in the hospital, they did a chest x-ray and blood work and it came back good. I guess what im asking is, did they diagnose me with the right condition and if so how long till it goes away??
Doctor :   Hi
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User :   hey
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   ok
Doctor :   I need some more informatin
Doctor :   What is your age and how long you have been smoking?
Doctor :   Migrating pain on the chest should not be left alone
Doctor :   Are you with me
User :   im 20, and for 3 years
Doctor :   In pleurisy, the Chest Xray does not reveal anything
User :   it hurts to sit, lay down, and even stand
Doctor :   Do you have cough, sorethroat, breathing problem
Doctor :   Yes I can understand
Doctor :   I can help you further on this
User :   breathing problems and a lil cough
Doctor :   Is it dry cough or sputum?
User :   dry
Doctor :   I need more time to help you better with the best of my abilities
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