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Sep 02, 2015 8:28 AM

There's not much online my dr days I'm doing everything Correctly and it's okay to keep him updated. Says not to worry about my swollen lymph node an inability to get a full breath in

He has offered injections to help with swelling around my breast bone to help with some pain while breathing.

Accepting that there is no "quick fix" and realy no fix at all in rheumatology is something. I'm. Really struggling with currently.


What I want most right now is to be able to breathe.

Sep 02, 2015 8:31 AM

Anyone have undifferentiated connective tissue disease? So you have some pod web links ou could share or insight from your dr?
What I've learned from mine is that it's basically for saying we think you will eventually have lupus or maybe just mixed connective tissue disease but right now your symptoms and bloodwork are not bad enough to be conclusive.

Plus fibro and still"recovering" aka chronic recovery and cronic pain for being hit by truck.

Sep 02, 2015 8:42 AM

MyDogMasksMyPain, have you been diagnosed with Costochondritis? It's a problem that causes pain in the ribcage and breastbone and when it's acting up, it caused chest pain, tightness and it's hard to get a full breath in. I was diagnosed with that last year and when it first started, I became concerned that I had a heart problem. As far as a doctor telling you not to worry about a continually swelling lymph node, I'd find a new doctor to check that out right quick!! That's nothing to disregard and is never believe any doctor that told me that it's nothing. I have several autoimmune issues and level 8 pain most days (and that's on meds). I hope you get the relief you need. That you will be able to breathe without struggle or pain. The humidity we are having right now is not good for breathing issues. You'll be in my prayers.🌻🙏🏻

Sep 02, 2015 8:46 AM

Thank you! I just left tht appt and have another appt in 30 min for my annual. Found another breast lump so that's getting discussed as well. First one was benign according to ultrasound so this one might be too. Welp we shall see

Sep 02, 2015 8:50 AM

I'll be praying for you. Good luck with your appointment. I hope when you're done, you can go home, kick your feet up and get some much needed rest. Sending you hugs for luck!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Sep 02, 2015 9:07 AM

Thank you. That won't be for six more hrs but I'll get there

Sep 03, 2015 9:41 PM

MyDogMMPain, I have Costochondritis also, and sjogrens & Hypothyroidism. I've been having enlarged lymph glands the past 6 months, but they always go way before I can get seen. My PCP has blown it off too. He doesn't think I needed thyroid meds, but gave me arx for blood pressure to stop my diarrhea! I'm looking for a new PCP.

Costochondritis does hurt to breathe. Have you tried using a cool most of humidifier? I hope you'll be able to breathe easier soon. You're in my prayers. 🙏🌼

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