Hope someone can advise, thank you.
I have recently been in hospital with Pneumonia and Pleurisy. I was told to have an chest x ray 6 weeks after I came out, which I had done. I am not due to see the respiratory consultant till Jan 2014. in the meantime I have seen my Rheumatologist who has now told me that I did not have pleurisy or pneumonia but, I do have Pulmonary Fibrosis in the early stages.
My question is, do you get a high temperature of 38.5 and severe pain on movement and breathing and coughing, also not being able to lie down flat if you have PF? I am totally confused and a bit scared as I have been reading up on PF and it sounds a horrific disease. I am already suffering from SLE(Lupus) which is a life changing disease in itself. Any help on this would be appreciated thank you.