Something else going on!....Costochondritis??

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MissLadybug
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 4/16/2012 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I've been posting about MTX since I started taking it a week ago tomorrow. I noticed earlier today when I reached my hands above my head to stretch I got pain in my chest in the middle where your sternum area is. I stretched a few more times but it hasn't subsided. I noticed sitting still it also has a burning feel to it like inflammation. I've also noticed a heaviness on my chest and shortness of breath(I though the SOB was from the metho or something as stated in my updated MTX post.) I have also had burning in other parts of my body as usual with lupus and the rash and earlier my temp was 99.3. I'm just trying to figure out if this is what I think it is?(Costochondritis)or if it could be something else more serious? There is some tightness as well in my back like right behind where the pain is in the front and it seems to be in the muscles next to my spine.
It feels similar to Pleurisy but not quite....any ideas?? I don't want to make a wasted trip to the dr if I don't have to. My rheumy was right...I wasn't bad when I saw her, but after I left thngs just decided to crop up.....blah. It's never ending!
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Prednisone-7.5mg 1x/day
Methotrexate- 2.5mg 3pills 1x/week
Keppra-750mg 2x/day
Daily Vitamin-1x/day
Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day

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*Lord_Walters_Lady* <3

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 4/16/2012 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have those same pains since December. The pulmologist said it wasn't pleurisy with me, just sore muscles from the coughing I've been doing. Are you coughing too?
She did xrays and said I had smaller lungs than normal and did a breathing test on me. She didn't tell me the results of the test though.
I'd get it checked out just to be sure. Do you have a pulmologist you can see quickly?
Joy

MissLadybug
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 261
   Posted 4/16/2012 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
No I have not been coughing at all. The one time I got pneumonia it was walking pneumonia and the only way i knew i had it was from he pleurisy that came with it. I have had a PFT done probably 3 or so years ago and it was abnormal. Something about my air expression outwardly wasn't enough or something. My rheumy said it was similar to asthma or something but I had never had any symptoms but shortness of breath then however it was due to fatigue as my disease process was still being unraveled at that point. I have never been to pulmonolgist before so I'd have to look into it.
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Prednisone-7.5mg 1x/day
Methotrexate- 2.5mg 3pills 1x/week
Keppra-750mg 2x/day
Daily Vitamin-1x/day
Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day

Wanna know my story, just ask!

*Lord_Walters_Lady* <3
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