A great friend of mine in the states who has been managing SLE for 30 years came down with pleurisy recently. She has had pleurisy before - hers is treated successfully with prednisone & albuterol (a bronchodilator used for asthma & co) to which this case is responding well now. She is on various daily prescription meds for SLE & multisystem conditions.
I know a bit about pleurisy because both my husband & I have had it. And I've researched it a bit, so I understand there are different types of pleurisy etc. but I'm curious what treatments forum members have received for pleurisy (mainly cause I'm prone to respiratory infections, and just want to be as informed as poss)
My husband had pleurisy once following a major crohns op on his small intestine. He was already on daily prednisolone, so our gp treated him with major pain killers until his pleurisy cleared up
My pleurisy was during what we now know was a very bad prolonged SLE flare, back before the NHS realised I have always had lupus. My gp treated my pleurisy with antibiotics alone....it took weeks to clear up. It was an awful experience. And I was not on any daily oral meds at the time. Now I'm on daily hydroxy+amitriptyline+myco. I haven't had a chest infection since starting myco last January
So, I'd be v grateful to hear how forum members have been treated for pleurisy.