Is it common with sle lupus to get chest pains?

Yes. Although sle ("lupus") affects people differently, chest pains can be common for some. Often, this is due to small amounts of fluid building up in the lining of the lung.
Yes. Yes. Chest pain in lupus can come from many different causes. Pleuritis, chest pain due to inflammation of the tissue surrounding the lung, is a diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients with lupus can also get indigestion, pneumonia, blood clots, heart disease etc. That also cause chest pain.

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With lupus, is it normal 2 flare with a simple virus? I have stomach virus &have mild sharp chest pains, jt pains, dizziness, etc like I do w/flares.

Need more informatio. I would consider three things. The first is everything is a viral illness. The second is everything is a lupus flare. And third yes infections can cause lupus to flare. In science to get an immune response in the lab one thing we do is to use some type of stimulation. Over the years a substance called freunds adjuvant which is developed from infectious protein can stimulate immune reaction better. Read more...
Yes. Stress, infection, weather changes, and other factors may induce flares in some individuals with lupus. During minor flares, it is best to limit the use of rounds of steroids given. However, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories may reduce the sharp chest pains which can be quite painful. 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...

In lupus, what is likely cause of sharp chest pain I get sometimes during flares that worsens when I lean forward or inhale. Heart/lungs scans normal.?

Unclear. Lupus pts can get pericarditis - sharp chest pain which is worse with deep breath but improved by leaning forward/worse lying on your back. Alternatively, lupus pts also get myalgia (muscle pain) and arthralgia (joint pain, including of the rib cage) which can be worse with deep breath but wouldn't change much with different position. Heart and lung scans would be normal for all of these. Read more...
Musculoskeletal pain. Most probably musculoskeletal pain. However this needs full evaluation with your doctor, though the heart and lung ' scans' normal. Read more...

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)?

One likely solution. Sorting out the difference between pain from a flare of lupus and prednisone withdrawal symptoms is not an uncommon dilemma for doctors. In this case because of the confusion that you are referring to, it is more likely to be a flare of lupus, possibly triggered by the withdrawal from prednisone. In either case the treatment is likely to be to increase the prednisone and taper more slowly. Read more...
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 more...

Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Dx lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. Read more...

I'm 37 female have chest pain when moving and in general feel poorly I have sle lupus id this part of its overall sysmtoms?

Lupus. If you have been formally diagnosed as having lupus by a physician, it is not unusual to have pleurisy and fatigue. Pleurisy is the inflammation of the lining of the lung, and can be quite painful. Treatment of the pleurisy follows treatment of your lupus. Your rheumatologist should be able to adjust your medications to reflect your worsening symptoms. Read more...
SLE. CP in a sle/ lupus patient should be investigated. Lupus patients are prone for coronary artery disease. And if you are feeling 'poorly' your lupus may be active. Hence you need see your doctor asap. Read more...
SLE. CP in a sle/ lupus patient should be investigated. Lupus patients are prone for coronary artery disease. And if you are feeling 'poorly' your lupus may be active. Hence you need see your doctor asap. Read more...

Does lupus cause chest pain?

Yes. It certainly can and chest pain from pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs) is one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus. Of course there are many reasons for chest pain in patients with and without lupus, so see your primary care physician for further evaluation. Read more...

Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Chest pain in Lupus. Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha. Read more...