I just had a stress test and echo in Dec. and everything is great. I have to have those tests every two years because I have atrial fib and I have such a nasty family history of heart disease. I have to have rotator cuff surgery July 22 nd. and in between there I have to have a mamo and see the rheumy. I live in a small town and I have to go at least 2 hrs. away for specialized care. Now today I don't have that heaviness at all. My body is so weird. Thanks for your thoughts and I hope you get to feeling better soon.
Hi my name is nona i have had this symtom you are describing i dont remember what the medical term is but it is the cartlidge that holds your ribs together it becomes inflammed in active lupus i have this alot and my rhumey tells me that is a sign that you have very active inflamation going on but please ask your doc to be sure but i know that it is very uncomfortable it actually keeps me home alot because i cant stand to wear a bra when it is really bad i hope this helps some and of course i hope you get some relief soon
i have lupus rhumatoid arthritis lupus induced heart kidney and brain disease bulging and degenerative spine ,autoimmune hepatitis.