I had a very severe 'chest infection' and 'pleurisy' for 7 months... I finally got to see a lung specialist (at the end!) and they tell me it's Lupus mimicking pneumonia! Is it rare or common with Lupus? (It was the factor that got me diagnosed, just yesterday, by my lung specialist of all people.)
They didn't really tell me much else, as the pneumonitis has gone for now thanks to steroid bombardment....but....if you've had it, did it recurr? My chest infections have been getting worse and longer every year and I'm scared my lung capacity is also 25% lower than it should be due to scarring
I see the chest docs again in 6 weeks so I suppose I can ask them about recurrance then... just wondering if anyone else had any experience.