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Old 01-13-2006, 07:51 PM   #1
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fibrosis of lungs

Has anyone had a chest x ray showing signs of fibrosis? I have had SLE for years and it has never attacked a vital organ until now. I was having pain with breathing for a while and took NASIDS. Has anyone else had this happen who could explain these findings to me? The doctor was evasive wanted a course of pred but didnt explain the prognosis.

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Old 01-16-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: fibrosis of lungs

Hi there,
No, I have not had this, but my uncle has. His was from Rheumatoid Arthritis, not Lupus. He was told he had "arthritis of the lungs". Steroids were his best friend! During really bad times, IV steroids gave him a very good quality of life.
Do you have a plan for treatment? I would attempt to discuss your questions and concerns with your doc and if you are not satisfied, find a new one. You should have your primary, rheumatology, and pulmonary specialist involved. Please feel better and let us know what happens.

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