Hi Mari, are you sure you wanted this reply to go to bridges and not MoniqueH, about her hand cramping?
I'm so sorry a_bridges that you are going through this, it must of been so scary for you! I hope you find answers ASAP. I've heard of Lupus attacking the lungs as a matter of fact there is a name for it, at this moment I'm having a brain fart so I can't remember. I suggest you make an appointment with a Lung doctor and get a full check up soon. Hopefully they can find out and start treating you.
Diagnosed in 2010 with SLE, recurring pericarditis, pericardial and pleural effusions. Fibromyalgia, Avascular Necrosis on both knees, IBS, Gastroparesis, migraines, DVT's, Pulmoray Emboli. Arthritis, pinched nerves and bulging disk all on the neck. Hyperthyroid issues. Neuropthy, anemia and insomnia "taking it one day at a time, what more can I do"