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... Hi Nik- I agree. This could very well be costochondritis OR many other things (pleurisy, or a whole host of other lupus complications). Seems like 3 months is long enough to suffer with this. I say, be on the safe side and tell your rheumy! Be well and good luck! Kiley (3 replies)
... Yes, I agree with Veej, it does definitely sound like costochondritis to me. The sypmtoms you describe are so much like the ones I suffered with and still suffer from periodically. ... (9 replies)
... up and make breathing extremely difficult. There are loads of nerves in that area of the body. Always, there is extreme pain on touching or laying on the affected area. I think that is halmark of costochondritis. ... (9 replies)

... It's correctly spelled "costochondritis". It is chest wall inflammation of rib or cartilage, often in the 4th to 6th rib area. The Dx appears to be one of exclusion, after ruling out pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurodynia, etc. ... (9 replies)
... I Hi I was dianoised with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - (Mixed Connective Tissue Disease) and I also have RSD so it's hard to know which one is causing my problems right now. But I can relate to your symptoms. They are hard to deal with and scary too. Hang in there. (10 replies)
... There are a few things that can cause chest pain in lupus or undifferentiated connective tissue disease: pleurisy (most common) that causes a sharp, stabbing pain upon deep inspiration, infection like pneumonia, blood clots in lungs, costochondritis (inflamed cartilage in rib cage/sternum), pericarditis (inflamed sac around heart), heart attack, GI reflux to name a few. In ER,... (10 replies)
Lupus pain
Apr 3, 2015
... kes awhile to work and is dose dependant with a wide dose range, so it takes awhile to get that working optimally. If it causes nausea you can take it with meals or split the dose on the same day, like AM and PM, with meal. I would suggest you pick up a book or books at the library on lupus. ... (2 replies)
... complications of such, pleurisy, costochondritis, etc. etc. The write up more or less demanded of any other doctor looking at it to treat me for these things aggressively which is amazing news as unfortunately my condition is advancing. ... (32 replies)
... The cold hives can be a symptom of lupus too. The pain with deep breath may be pleurisy or costochondritis, both common in lupus. ... (6 replies)
... specific or not. There's a "sticky post" on skin problems that you should read. ... (12 replies)
Lupus?
Jul 31, 2013
... I'm going to see if I can get an appt with him. Something is definitely going on. And get this as she walkin out of the door with no answers or me she says "this is good news, I'd rather have negative results than positive" where do these doctors get their bedside manner. ... (76 replies)
... Hi, Martini. I think one step the rheumatologist might take next is refine the combined Smith & ribonuclear protein findings, to see which SPECFIC ANTBODIES is (or are) positive. Knowing which can add weight to a diagnosis. However, most AI's have MULTIPLE diagnostic criteria, of which antibodies are only one (partial) aspect. You can find the criteria for diagnosing... (1 replies)
... or 2 wouldn't say enough, plus there has to be a way to reflect an incredible number of possible iterations. e.g., not everyone with lupus has rashes, or kidney issues, etc. ... (13 replies)
... nside the outer part of my nostril.. it will swell up like a big pimple type of thing, then become an open sore that eventually scabs up. It takes roughly a week or a little over to finally heal. ... (8 replies)
... many other things besides SLE, so every so often I have the injections into the ribs. They really do the trick for me, in fact I am due for some more in a week or two. Not very pleasant but well worth it. I had a bad bout of pleurisy after my latest surgery, and it was absolutely horrid. ... (4 replies)
Chest pain?
Apr 16, 2004
... Well, in the last few months it's happening more and more, like 1 or 2 days a week. It does not hurt when I breathe, so I don't think it's pleurisy. It feels muscular like someone hit me. ... (11 replies)


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