Anyone suffer from this?/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serositis
Winter is coming and I'm starting to feel pain in my chest area. My pulmonary doctor who diagnosed me said it was related to UC. I used to have an asthma spray for this and he wanted me on 40 mg pred but I refused. The chest pain is dull but constant. I can breath normally but it makes me feel very sick.
I think this is one of the rare "side effects" of our disease and I feel very alone with this. Not that I wish this on anyone. I live in Salt Lake City and we have what they call an inversion. Meaning that the bad air and pollution is being trapped in the valley which is surrounded by the mountains while the cold air is pushing it down so the pollution can't escape. The air is really dirty and sometimes it's so bad that I cannot see the mountains. I know that a lot of people here develop asthma.
UC since 2002
Past treatments: Steroids, 5-ASAs, immunosuppressants, biologicals
Currently on 100 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), CCherbal, Wellbutrin 150 mg, Zoloft 50 mg, Klonopin 1 mg
Scope on 3/6/2014 showed no inflammation but scarring
Also suffer from: Depression, Trichotillomania, Osteoporosis, Floaters, Misophonia