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PLEURAL EFFUSION Symptoms and Causes

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out.

Disorders of the pleura include

  • Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura that causes sharp pain with breathing
  • Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space
  • Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural space
  • Hemothorax - buildup of blood in the pleural space

Many different conditions can cause pleural problems. Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. The most common cause of pleural effusion is congestive heart failure. Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax. Treatment focuses on removing fluid, air, or blood from the pleural space, relieving symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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<span style='font-family: Arial;'>I was subscribed Lyrica for my fibromyalgia and took it for about 3 weeks and as a result I ended up jumping through a window (resulting in permanent injuries) and wound up in a mental inst

Extreme fatigue, sleeplessness, short term memory and speech difficulties, Edema, weight gain, stumbling, shortness of breath, numbness in both legs, and completely kills ability to achieve orgasm.

After a little over 2 weeks on Lyrica I awoke one morning with blurred vision. It has been almost 2 weeks and even after stopping the Lyrica I still can not focus my eyes. I am told that my eyes are focusing in and out and if I try hard enough I get

After one dose of 50mg felteuphoric, dizzy,out of touch with reality and extremely depressed; unable to functionas normal.great for pain but don't think I can continue withthis.

Can anyone explain how i can feel euphoric but suicidal at the same time on Lyrica?

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Doctors are told what to prescribe and its ridiculous because they don't test enough on the medication. Pharmaceutical companies want to get a patent asap so its an automatic billion in the bank because of the 18 year patent law.

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PLEURAL EFFUSION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.