Posted 7/28/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)
I had a bout of pleurisy back in 2000 a few days before my diagnosis. Actually, it's the symptom that finally convinced my doctors I had lupus.... It was hideous. I truly thought I was going to die. I didn't know what it was. The pain was something I'll never forget. It was much worse if I was laying on my back, but even moving at all while in bed was excruciating. I think there are definitely different degrees of severity with pleurisy or pericarditis. For me, it was hugely severe. Like a hot knife stabbing me in the chest and ribs. BAH! I'm getting goosebumps thinking about it...... My bout of pleurisy was non stop for 3 days. It didn't let up at all. I think the inflammation had gotten to a point of no return. The third night, I was admitted to the hospital. So I'm not sure if it lets up for most people or not. For me it sure didn't!!
I'm sorry you're having this. It's torture.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus