My name is Chedi and I have recently been diagnosed with lupus (2mths). I am still leArning about this disease and would love if I could meet some online friends who have experienced the same disease as this would help me to know that I am not alone. I usually experience joint/muscle pain, i am very sensitive to sunlight, found that sometimes I know get shortness of breath and mild chest pain, and recently my appetite has decreased.My email address is <edited for your own safety>.
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Shortness of breath is definitely a symptom of Heart problems. I had been having shortness of breath and chest pains in 97 and 98. and in 98 I had a bypass. I would pay that shortness of breath some attention, because it does not go away, it only got worse for me. Now after a heart attack last year, I get out of breath walking to the kitchen from my bedroom, or holding my arms up to twist my hair up. But I think some of that is due to pain in my arms and shoulder.
What they told me to do is if I feel the shortness of breath and/or the pain in my chest, to stop whatever I am doing and sit down, or lay down if possible.+
Glad to have you here, for as a wise Seneca Indian once said, "one stick standing alone is easiy broken, but if you add many sticks to that one, it is harder to break all of them." Not his exact words, but close enough.
Got to lay back down, the dizziness and nausea, weakness and diarrhea has returned.
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine , plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid, Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin, Restasis