Hi Patty, Hey that is great news about your test results but I have to admit I know little about leaky heart valves. (I leak everywhere else though) LOL. I havn't slept good tonight either. I should have been out cold with all the meds. A friend of mine told me to see her Rheumy down by where you live if this one doesn't work out I might do that. Maybe we can get together. I havn't heard any more about your flooding or saling your house how's that going?
Hey Pat I was wondering if you have ever seen a pulmonologiest? If your rheumy can't help you might try that. With all the rain and mold we had this year it could be that but than again it could be somthing else. Have you tried puttting those filters in your air conditioning that are supposed to really help block out allergens? They cost about 7 dollars a peice but if it helps it would be worth every cent. Did you have a chst x-ray? You could have bronchitis or pneumonia. It's getting close to time to have our annual flu shots as well. If you don't normally get them I would suggest you ask for a pnemonia shot too. I can so sympathize with you and the trying to breath. I hope the doctors can get this squared away with you and that it wasn't or isn't being caused from the lupus.
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I'm glad your Echo went well but, sorry you have no answers for your SOB. I'm glad you will be seeing the doc again this next week. Have you ever had a heart catherization or a Pulmonary function test, like Carol asked? Please let us know what you find out and rest all you can. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.