It seems since early Fall I have been struggling with issues regarding my breathing, lungs and inflammation in my rib cage. I've had x-rays in which they said they saw a few spots, but when they did a ct-scan everything looked fine. They put me on prednisone burst for awhile and it seems to help for a bit, but then within a week or two I'm right back where I was.
This week I noticed my energy just has not been what it has been, I have been running down quicker than normal and seem to have begun to have to slow down due to shortness of breath as well. Today, my husband and I went to the grocery store to get a few things and I literally started crying because I just couldn't breath and keeping up a normal pace is long since gone. I had to stand at the end of the aisle and tell my husband what I needed, the whole idea of the situation has gotten me down.
I know the weather is colder than normal and I don't know if that has something to do with it or not. What I don't understand though is it doesn't hurt to take a breath, I just have shortness of breath and get winded very easily. Let me add I have never been a smoker, but grew up in a home where everyone smoked, so I've always worried about issues from second hand smoke. I don't know if this is issues from Lupus or something else. Any thoughts?
I just don't know if I should mention it yet again to my doctors, I feel as though I am constantly telling them I can breath, and if they say nothing shows up on the ct, what else can be done? I'm so lost, confused and depressed.
Lupus - 1997 Fibro - 2001 Sjorens - 2007 Raynauds - 2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis