HUMIRA-Chest pain

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   Posted 6/23/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I've posted. I've been on Humira for almost a year now. Recently, I've started having chest discomfort, dry cough, and some shortness of breath. I went to the emergency room tonight and they ruled out cardiac for now. I was reading the side effects for Humira and came upon the "lupus like syndrome" describing some of the symptoms I am having. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this and what they did about it. I'm supposed to see a cardiolgist tomorrow to do more tests, but I'm seriously thinking that the Humira may be the culprit here. Any input is welcome. Thanks so much.

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   Posted 6/23/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Did they check out your lungs? When I was on prednisone, I got Valley Fever and pneumonia. My 2 main symptoms were back pain and fatigue, so I didn't present with the typical pneumonia symptoms.
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Didn't the hospital run blood work?
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, they did a complete blood work up to rule out a clot and they did a chest x-ray also. I do not have health insurance so another dilemma is going to the cardiologist or not if it's just a side effect of the Humira. I'm just at a loss as to what it could be at this point.
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