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   Posted 3/9/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi hun I noticed you placed a couple of replies under lions breathing problems. It's so easy for new folks to get lost that way. We all like to say hi to the new members and try to give them some reasuurence that they are not alone. I would have moved your post over here but I think it's sopmthing only the moderators can do. Hopfully you will feel like letting us all know a little about you.
I'm sorry you have pneumonia. That seems to be running rampant right now. It's very serious so hopfully you are getting some much needed rest. Especially with Lupus you can really have problems with the two things together.
Anyway my name is carol and i'm 50 years young and I look for ward to getting to know you
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   Posted 3/9/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dimebox: Your in the right place for answers. Pneumonia and flares what a combo. I'd climb in my bed and stay there with a book, tea and covers. Hopefully your feel better soon.
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   Posted 3/9/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dimebox. Welcome to the board. God Bless You, Judy

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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dimebox! Welcome to HW! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
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   Posted 3/10/2008 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
dimebox said...
Hi Lion,

Wow. i could've written your post myself, right down to the yawning thing! i just went to my rheumie this morning because i have been having a mild flare, but i'm also having the exact breathing problems you describe. i've had this periodically ever since i was diagnosed w/SLE back in 2002, but it comes and goes and this time it seems to be worse.

during this flare i've been having the awful mouth and nose lesions, painful skin, some joint aches, fatigue, costochondritis, the occasional stabbing pain when i breathe, and some sore spots. this time its been about 3 weeks so far.

my doc did all the bloodwork etc, and then also sent me for a chest xray and gave me a referral to a pulmonologist to have the pulmonary function tests done. he said it could be something not related to lupus, such as a virus. or it could be lupus-related -- pleurisy, pleuritis, or something called "shrinking lung syndrome". i looked it up and found a little info, but not too much.

i hope you feel better soon, lion, and please let us know what you find out!


dimebox said...
Well, my doc called me Friday afternoon with the results of my xray. the good news is I don't have some awful complication from my lupus. The bad news is I do have pneumonia! not quite sure how that happened, but at least it can be treated easily and will go away. I left work after he called, picked up my antibiotic and went home and went to bed.

Lion, I hope you are feeling better!


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   Posted 3/10/2008 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum Dimebox!!! I hope you are feeling better in no time!!

Carol . . . thanks for starting this topic! I'd hate to miss the chance to welcome a new member.


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   Posted 3/10/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum Dimebox!  So sorry to hear you have pneumonia....please be careful and do what the docs tell you to get over it. My prayers are with you.
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