People with pleurisy may experience:
- pain: sharp stabbing pain in the chest, the chest pain may get worst when you breathe in deeply, cough or sneeze
- shallow and difficult breathing
- dry coughing
- loss of appetite
- rapid heartbeat
These symptoms could be caused by pleurisy, or they could be caused by another disease; only a doctor can tell. If you have these symptoms, or if you think you have pleurisy, see your doctor right away.