Hi and Welcome Colleen,
Well, our illustrious and mighty leader of the lupus pack found you...and you will always be in good hands with SuzieQ!!
I have extensive lupus and have had pleurisy more times than I would like to admit. It is crucial that if you do indeed have lupus and you start having problems breathing to see your doctor....I know it sounds "dramatic"; but pleurisy can very often times go into pneumonia....and then the complications become critical.
Having brain, lung, heart, kidney, and liver damage...I have learned through trial and error to watch that I don't let myself get too tired nor do I expose myself to sun. During the cold season I have to wear masks to work (not fun...but is essential).
There are so many wonderful people here who are ready and always willing to share with you their wisdom, their successes and frustrations as well (we all have those days!).
I hope you will come to find this network of caring people an important part of your "living with lupus" life.
Again, welcome it's great to have another sister in the family!
"I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." - unknown