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I have a history of Asthma and Emphysema. A couple

I have a history of Asthma and Emphysema. A couple days ago I noticed some pain in the upper left rib area especially when I coughed or took a deep breath. I have had a history of aspirating if I eat to close to bed time, but I don't think that's it. I was also in a situation where I could have slightly hurt a rib.However last night I woke up freezing cold and nothing I did would warm me up. I had piles of blankets on me and a heating pad held against my chest and it really hurt to take a deep breath, yet I didn't have a fever ( but my thermometer is very old and not reliable. does it sound like pneumonia? I have antibiotic for just such a problem, but I'm not positive it's Pneumonia. Should I start the antibiotic to be safe? I'm 59 years old by the way
Wed, 7 Nov 2018
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