So very tired,
Hello my name is Lori,
I have R.A and have had it about 6 years or so. I have had pleurisy many times. In 06-07 I had pleurisy, pericarditis, myocarditis all at the same time. It lasted me about a year. I mean I was pretty sick for a year and bed bound for three months with all of this. June 09 til about 2 months ago i had pleurisy again but it seems to last me months. I have cancer and when I started chemo I still had pluerisy. I dont believe i have it now but now I have had radiation on the chestwall and it giving me 2nd degree burns and ended up in the hospital for 5 days with copd. I was always short of breath and always sweated very badly..especially at night. And then the heart palpatations..my heartrate got into the 200's. Prednisone is the only thing that will help it and time to heal. I have been on prednisone for 4 1/2 years non stop. They will not let me get off them because I end up very ill if i even try. Please if you have any questions feel free to asak away. Many hugs sent your way and prayers for you to have a full speedy recovery.
Diagnosis: Fibro-05, RA-06, Pleurisy -11/06, Pericarditis -12/06, Myocarditis-1/07, Myositis-1/07. Feltys Syndrome-07, Mitral Valve Prolapse -1/07, Heart Murmur -1/07, Sinus Tachycardia-07, IBS-92, Anxiety, Depression, insomnia:
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