Hi Everyone, I'm in need of some advice. My pulmonary function tests, x-rays, O2 saturation, echocardiogram, and stress test were normal. The pulmonologist said my lungs are heart are good, I don't have asthma, and he doesn't know why I continue to be SOB. The SOB seems to last for days at a time and then I'll feel better for a day or two. My chest gets very tight, I have a dry cough and have to clear my throat often (wierd). I've been getting chills (rigors) a couple of times a day, but no fever. My vertigo is much worse than usual. I've been reviewing my meds (big surprise that is!) and I've decided to taper off my new psych med, lamictal because a side effect is vertigo and these symptoms began since on lamictal. You all know I'll see my shrink if my mental problems get worse than the usual
Oh, I almost forgot, if I increase my prednisone I breath easier. I've been having my blood drawn every two weeks. Since I've been an SOB for several weeks now, I doubt it's anything serious, but I'd sure like to know if anyone else has experienced this.
Dx: SLE diagnosed in 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac, lamectil, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, advair, arthritis tylenol PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax, albuterol
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
Better living through chemistry :D Donna