Posted 3/31/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Hippi, oh no. I hope that you're not getting pneumonia or pluerisy. If you get worse, like Babs said. you should go to the e.r. and not wait for Monday. I'm with Carol too, on getting an xray taken. I had pneumonia alot in my childhood and bronchitis. I seems like for the last 7yrs. or so, I've been getting an upper res. infection that turns into bronchitis that goes into pneumonia. I remember a fever of more than 101, yellow/green flem, difficulty in breathing, extreme tiredness, more muscle and joint aches than usual. I remember a very heavy feeling in my chest. Coughing hurt. Breathing hurt. I get pluerisy alot too. I get extreme pain when I breathe, temp, I feel as though someone is standing on my chest. Lupies are prone to pluerisy. If I get a dx of pluerisy, they usually increase the prednisone, my pcp has to call my rheumie, and then I have to see him too. Lung"things" can turn on us lupies fast...we have to be very careful about watching symptoms and not letting things go. My new rheumie said that he wants me to go to his hospital e.r. and he will be called.
Hippi, I hope that you feel better fast and find out quickly what you have. ((((((gentle hugs )))))) Cecelia
Rest well, Nesting is healing, Live well, blessings, peaceful harpist
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