I dont know why you are having shortness of breath, I dont see
why you are having this, and I certainly hope when you left the message with your rhuemy, that you told them this!! I get it, but it's because of pericarditis in my heart, caused from the RA or the Lupus, so if you havent heard back from your doc by now, I would be on that phone again, dont mess with the unknown, you dont need more problems on top of what you already have.
Please keep us updated, and I will be praying for you hon. Please dont wait too long, not trying to scare you, but I think everyone here would agree, when it comes to our hearts, dont second guess, get help.
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
sotalol, digoxin, coumidin, plaquenil, prednisone, metformin, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate