Hello! I was just diagnosed with Lupus in February after several years of symptoms and being diagnosed with RA. In February my Rheumy also diagnosed me with Pleurisy. I understand what it is, so that part isn't my question, but is it something you have for life or is it just a symptom?

For about 9 months I have been complaining of intermittent chest pain or pressure. (I was diagnosed with asthma in 1998, but have only had problems with it when I get sick over the past 5 years - this chest pain is not relieved with my albuteral inhaler) I have noticed that when I'm upset or very stressed it gets worse. I also have it when I am not upset or stressed though. I go several days with nothing and then will have for days at a time (I have it more often than not though). I'm just trying to figure out if I need to have it addressed or if it's just something I have to live with? Oh, I have had the pain and my lungs have sounded clear....which makes me question what it could be also.

Thanks in advance for any input!!!