Feeling Low - Pleurisy/Pericarditis

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   Posted 12/17/2017 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello again,

I decided to start a new post re: the pericarditis/pleurisy I am feeling. I am currently on Prednisone and Plaquenil for the last 10 days to help with my last flare. I feel like it’s helped my joints and my eating, but has not done much for the pleurisy or pericarditis. I am also wondering if I could have costochondritis on top of it all, but who knows? I am in constant pain. It’s sharp. Constrictive. Burning in nature in the front and back. Tender to lay down in any way. Short of breath with any activity. I am so so so sad….I just don’t know how to cope….

My Rheumatologist added Colchicine and Naproxen yesterday to the Prednisone and Plaquenil…I still do not feel improvement. I don't understand why it's not working...

I’m worried and hopeless wondering why this is not working…and how much longer it can possibly take to bring this flare under control...

I have amazing support, but they all expect me to stay optimistic. Some have said 'it could be worse', but this is up there with the worst along with all other diseases that reduce anyone's quality of life in any capacity. But all I feel is sadness. And maybe it isn't good, but it's so hard to feel anything else when I have pain all day. I can't even take a shower by my self anymore. I feel like I'll soon need a wheel-chair...I'm just so sad.

Thank you for reading my post. Wishing health to all.
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