The er DR put me on 20mg of prednisone 3x a day for 5 days, then 2x a day for 5 days, and then 1x a day for 5 days. They never tested my o2 levels while walking. I was on the bed the entire time. They did take some blood but I have no idea what for. I had a bunch of blood work done a few weeks ago at the rhumy and again I'm not sure what all she ran. It was my first appt. and she was only in the room about
15 minutes. When I called her in reguards to the side pain I've been having and the breathing issues she said that so far all my tests looked fine and that she didn't believe the breathing or pain was rhumy related. I'm not sure if that means she doesn't believe I have Lupus or what. Shes only there 2 days a week so its really hard to get a hold of her. One of her 1st questions to me was weather I was depressed or not and the fact that maybe its inactivity that is causing my pain. I am overweight but I have 3 kids to keep up with so its not like I'm just sitting all the time. I am calling the pulmonary dr tommorrow to get in. I thought about
calling the rhumy again as well, but don't know that I'd get anywhere. Thanks for the advice though, I'll look into the blood work thing.