Oh flymom, I feel for you!! I'm so sorry that you're dealing with such pain! Yes, unfortunately pleurisy is one of those things that seems to go with lupus. I think the duration can vary, depends on how bad the infection/inflammation is. Are you on an antibiotic? Or did the doctor say it's a viral infection?
Anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or similar OTC meds can help with the pain. Of course your doctor may give you something stronger.
I'll definitely be praying for you!!
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