Hi va girl. I don't seem to have shortness of breath as much as I just feel like I can't get a complete breathe of air. Scary feeling, but I've been told that I have costochondritis which might be the explanation for that. I have had some wheezing lately though, which I've never had before in my life. I really believe that allergies are big part of my problems and will not be opposed to visiting and allergy clinic if that is recommended by my rheumatologist.
I hope you are getting some relief with your breathing. It's just plain miserable and exhausting when you have to fight for a breath.
I'll report back in with my findings next week. Maybe I'll have something to offer that will be of help of interest to you.