I have also suffered from heart problems brought on by my R/A
Pericarditis started up in Dec/03, and that was when I was put on prednisone. Everytime my old rheumy tried to get me off the pred, the pericarditis wud come back, both times I was in ICU
In September of last year, I found a new rheumy, and he has been very successful (touch wood) getting me off of the pred, and onto methotrexate, and so far, I have had no chest discomfort.
Just curious, but along with your sore chest, are any of your ribs sore?
Has your doctor checked you for fibro or lupus?
I am asking about the sore ribs because of a condition called costochondritis which can make you feel like it;s your heart that's hurting, and shortness of breath, difficulty breathing when trying to lay flat in bed. Just a thought.
I hope you start feeling better soon
Fibromyagia, R/A, Diabetes, Atrial Fib, depression
Prednisone(Jan 1, down to 3 mg/daily), methotrexate, folic acid, metformin, diamicron, bisoprolol, plaquinal, fenofibrate, pantoloc, wellbutrin, propafenone, ibprofen, warfarin
What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger