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Chronic reacurring body aches, severe pain in back and chest with shortness of breath. Letting up then get "attacks" , lupus? What else? What tests?

Chronic reacurring body aches, severe pain in back and chest with shortness of breath. Letting up then get "attacks" , lupus? What else? What tests?

See a rheumatologist: The symptoms are too general to answer specifically. You need to consult with a rheumatologist who will then order tests appropriate for your symptoms and physical exam. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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Have no allergies, shortness of breath, tight chest, feel like i can't catch my breath and I have lupus should I worry? Don't smoke quit 2 months ago.

Have no allergies, shortness of breath, tight chest, feel like i can't catch my breath and I have lupus should I worry? Don't smoke quit 2 months ago.

Get pft's: Check your pulse oximetry at docs office. An xray may be in place and a pulmonary function test. A trial of bronchodilators (albuterol) can be tried as long as there are no contraindications. Best to you! ...Read more

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I have POTS and Lupus how come I can now run 2 miles on a jog but I still get short of breath going up flights of stairs?

I have POTS and Lupus how come I can now run 2 miles on a jog but I still get short of breath going up flights of stairs?

It's your POTS: Your ability to run 2 miles suggests that SLE is not affecting your heart or lungs. POTS often presents with shortness of breath &/or palpitations, more common at the beginning of exercise. You require a more lengthly warm-up, hard to provide when going up the stairs. If this symptom is excessively bothersome, you may benefit from low to moderate dose beta blocker such as metoprolol or nadolol ...Read more

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My mom not feeling good She check her BP it is 104/54 she very weak and short of breath she was just diagnose with lupus month go she taking azathiopr?

My mom not feeling good She check her BP it is 104/54 she very weak and short of breath she was just diagnose with lupus month go she taking azathiopr?

See provider: It depends on her usual BP 104/54 is normal for many women but with weakness and shortness of breath on her med could indicate a problem Go to provider for testing ...Read more

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How does one correct their eating in order to not breathe intoo much air? Is it possible that TMJ symptoms, shortness of breath and packed stomach might be interfering with the breathing?

How does one correct their eating in order to not breathe intoo much air? Is it possible that TMJ symptoms, shortness of breath and packed stomach might be interfering with the breathing?

Gastric Pain: Please listen to your body. Slow down your eating. Chew food thoroughly and slowly. Put your fork or spoon down between bites. Talk to someone you are eating with so that you also eat less and eat slower. ...Read more

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Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis ?

Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side.  Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis ?

Most likely: If Asthma has been rules out, costochondtritis is more likely. The condition is common in young females. You can use OTC anti inflammatory meds to relieve ain intermittently. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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