I have had a couple of posts on different forums relating to breathing difficulty.
I was recently told that I had inflammed muscles between my ribs (costochondritis) and an inflamed back.
I am also extremely tired. I spoke to a friend who I hadn't talked to in a while and he said my symptoms sounded like his girlfriend who had lupus.
I am going to the doctor for anti-inflammatry medicine on Monday. Is it worth me mentioning this to him? Or what are the other symptoms or tests he can do to rule this out.
Some background I have suffered from anxiety disorder and stress for about 3 years.
Well if I was you I would mention the symptoms you are having to the doctor. It lots of blood to be done and X-rays. I was just diagnois with Lupus and Rheumatiod Arthritis Last month. I'm tired all the time i'm in pain right now waiting on my meds to kick in but it will take two more months to see if it's going to work for me. Well good luck on your visit.
thanks for the reply. i had never thought about lupus although i have a couple of friends that have it. iwill mention it to the doctor, i just hope he doesnt think i'm a hypochondriac. all the best with your treatment. god speed.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.