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If I climb my stairs, or walk more than across the house, I still feel the shortness of breath. The pain when I breath is there regardless of how deep I am breathing. Right now, most of the pain is accross my chest, with a sharp location around my left collar bone. I radiates slightly to my throught and ears. Last night I could feel it in my shoulders and back.
No swelling or travel. There is heart disease in my family, but in all cases it has started with years of high blood pressure, and I have not yet had any high blood pressure.
The breathing treatment was just once this morning, in the middle of the treatment it seemed to be helping, and I could breathe deeper, but by the end it hurt worse than before i had started it. I have never had asthma or needed inhalers.
Yesterday I was out in heat and lots of walking (and some stress as I have to help children out) due to a fire scare at work. I know that UV rays can trigger symptoms with the lupus, and this started coming on right after we were allowed back in the building, and progressively got worse through about 1:30 am. We were on our way to ER when it finally started to let up, and we decided to try advil.
However, over the last few weeks, I have been feeling out of breath doing normal activities (climbing stairs), and a few weeks ago during a workout session, the chest pain and breathing episode was pretty painful after only a few minutes of cardio. It took about 2 hours to really recover that day.