Lupus confuses me

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   Posted 12/6/2011 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had pleural effusions associated with Lupus? I am having my second one in two years and it is very scary. One doctor seems to think it is Lupus related.

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   Posted 12/6/2011 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing Well, Vivian!

I haven't had that, but I'm sure one of our members does so hopefully someone can provide you some feedback soon.

Lupus confuses everyone, even the expert Lupus doctors, so you are not alone!

I hope you feel better soon,
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"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

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   Posted 12/7/2011 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Lupus confuses me too!

I have never had any issues with pleural effusion. It seems like everyting is lupus related thats part of why this disease is so confusing.

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   Posted 12/10/2011 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
i had a pleural effusions and a pericardial effusion when i was first diagnosed...hurts like crazy lol but prednisone makes it go away. i still get chest pain sometimes and my rheumy ups my prednisone for a little while and it goes away...
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