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    Help! Cronic Chest pain
    ssparks1988 posted:
    I have been diagnosed with lupus. First they said I had fibromyalgia, and just reciently I had a positive ANA. I have lupus on both sides of my family. But althought I have been having many problems I have been havin a very intense chest pain on the right side of my chest. It sometimes gets worse in the morning and sometimes not. I have had an ekg its not my heart I have had chest xrays and breathing test that came back pretty normal although my doc gave me an inhaler it dosn't do much. I am scared and was wondering what neone else thought or if anyone else was feeling this... Any support would be appriciated.
    lupylisa44 responded:
    It could possibly be costochondritis. I get that on the left side and it really hurts. My ribs actually pop out of the socket and I have to pop them back in!

    With love, with patience and with faith, we'll make our way.
    ssparks1988 replied to lupylisa44's response:
    thank you but i have looked up costocondritis and that was one of the first diagnosis's but thats not whats going on. I am having trouble breathing and lots of pain. I finally have an appointment with a rhumatoligist on April 19th so maby ill get some answers... I was wondering about pluracy ne ideas. Thanks so much
    allie_bf replied to ssparks1988's response:
    Typically, pleurisy causes the most pain at the end of a deep breath. It's also usually more of a pain problem than a difficulty-in-breathing or shortness-of-breath problem. If you have either of the latter problems to a distressing degree, get to your local ER, and don't wait for your rheumatology appointment.
    lisatru62 responded:
    I've had heart palpitations for a number of years and all my heart testing have come back normal. I've also been experiencing chest pain on the left side for awhile when I take a deep breath. They might be related and since there doesn't seem to be any other issue then discomfort the doctors are taking a wait and see attitude. Of course if you are experiencing intense pain or shortness of breath see a doctor immediately.

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