Thanks for responding. Is it heart or lungs for her? I've told the docs a couple of times but they don't seem to say anything about it. They listen to my heart and lungs. In the beginning I had heart tests and lung x-rays but nothing shows. It's getting worse and more often now though. It was quite scary yesterday. It happened again today. I don't have much faith in finding help in the medical world. Sorry your friend struggles with it too.
For her she has had trouble with both heart and lungs. She had it for about three or four years now . She tries to stay as healthy as she can before something else goes wrong. It's a really hard process.
Yes I do have trouble breathing out of the blue but usually if it is with severe pain in chest or back area I go to the e.r. I have had two pulmonary embolisms so that's not something I play around with. Please be careful and don't wait to get checked out.
NFG I just got up this morning so I'm not sure how it will be yet today. It usually comes out of nowhere, lasts for a while, on and off then goes. So far in the half hr. I've been up. I'm okay. Thank you so much for asking. That's really kind of you. How are you doing?
Ohh okay. I give myself an intramuscular methotrexate injection once a week. That's tomorrow for me. Thankfully with the injection there hasn't been any nausea just fatigue, a cough and I have a hard time finishing thoughts after. I've heard pill form is more likely to cause nausea so I'm not going there. Also with the injections the side effects happen right away, with the pill form I can blindsided as to when they're going to hit. I'm blindsided enough with lupus.
I understand totally..and your right. The side effects do come faster with the injection. I opted for a one month injection schedule. So I don't have to to stuck but once a month. I just have deal with the large dose of meds all at once. It is rather thst then being repeatedly stuck.
Not fun. I hope it gets easier as your body adjusts to it. It has for me. The extreme fatigue used to last 3 days now it mostly just lasts the night of and maybe the next day so I can usually just sleep through them.
Drs say if I can make it through the next two weeks I should have experienced the worse of it. So I've just just over a week left. So far so good. I went to PT today and had some dizziness and was very much below where I was before but they know why so it was good. Right now besides the fatique it's the shortness of breath that's getting to me. Mostly though it comes if I ignore the fatique and keep pushing. My endurance is shot.. so I've got some ground to make up.