So sorry you are having such a bad time of it.
Lupus can cause bi-lateral (both sides) ANYTHING! In fact, it is one clue that you have some chronic illness going on and not an injury.
Not sure about
the fumes and lupus . . . but anything that stresses your body can cause a flare. The panic of the situation will make things worse too . . . because emotional stress can cause symptoms too.
When you go to the hospital, you are at the mercy of the attending physician. If he knows nothing about
rheumatology, he may not pick up on your symptoms. But your situation sounds more like asphyxiation. Try looking that up . . . or look up "symptoms of toxic air"
I hope the others can help.
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