I had pleurisy a few years ago and believe me you will know it if you have it! It is very painful due to the fact that your lungs are swollen. I wanted to suggest that you get tested for asthma. I had a lot of lung problems when I was first diagnosed and was in the hospital at least three times year with bronchitis. They eventually sent me home with a breathing treatment machine due to all of the problems. Eventually I found a great family doctor and he ran some tests and it turned out I had asthma!!!!!! He said it is just another issue that is caused by my Lupus. The positive is that it is very treatable and it really does get better!!!!!!! It never hurts to bring it up!!!!! Keep us posted and tonight I am sending you healing thoughts and gentle hugs to get you through all of this
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram