Pain when breathing
I was diagnosed with SLE in 2001 but I had it for much longer. The ANA was positive with a speckled pattern, a C reactive protein was elevated as was a sed rate. The main problems are intermittent and include joint pain, fatigue, IC treated with DMSO, muscle pain, malaise and one time in the 1990s I lost quite a bit of hair which grew back. Since I have been dealing with this since 1995 I usually treat problems with NASIDS or rest and I treat them myself. Lately, a new issue has occured. It hurts like hell when I breathe. It feels heavy like when I was a smoker ( quit) and smoked too many cigaretts and it is painful. Should I see a doctor over this or is it one of those intermittent lupus issues that will resolve with NASAIDS or on its own. Its been going on for about 3 months.