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Intermittent Pleuritic Chest Pain
Many reason: consult: Can be due to heavy lifting (chest wall muscle pain). Pleuritic pain after a pulmonary virus. Smoke Inhalation. Gastric Reflux. Asthma. Also more serious: Inflamed heart lining. Small opening between heart chambers (PFO, ASD). Solution: Reflux: no food after dinner. Refrain heavy lifting. Asthma:need treatment. Heart problem must seek Consultation (PMD, Cardiology). ...Read more
If my lupus was in remissino (no inflammation present), would I still get muscle & pleuritic chest pain) tapering below 5mg?Is inflamm cause of pain?
No: If lupus is in remission you should not have symptoms of the disease and you should be able to taper off prednisone. It is very common to have Fibromyalgia with lupus. This may cause your chest pain and muscle pain. It requires a different treatment. Your rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
Soreness/burning esp. with deep breath, left side ribs. Made worse by laying on side. Could it be pleuritic chest pain?
On prednisone taper below 6 mg, can withdrawal symptoms simply be mini flare up of my lupus symptoms (pleuritic chest pain, muscles aches, etc)or no?
Lupus & struggling w/prednisone drop from 6mg to 5.5 mg. Get pleuritic chest pain, muscles pain/stiffness, brain fog (mini flare or withdrawal sx)?
Alternate: If you need to come off the prednisone check with your specialist because some stay on a low dose everday for life to decrease symptoms you may start with 6 then next day 5.5 then 6 and alternate for a couple of weeks before decreasing to 5.5 alternating with 5 SOmeimtes though it still small even going 6 then 5 3/4 is possible to slowly decrease ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have lupus.Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg(head fog, pleuritic chest pain,body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx.True?
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