Hi there everyone, Well the results of my test showed I have a decreased lung capacity due to inflammation of the surrounding area of the lungs and the chest wall, ill effects of Lupus and that combined with rheumatoid arthritis ( which is also in my upper spine and ribs now) is why I cannot get enough oxygen and breath shallow and fast causing the dizziness. No real cure, just more medication and an inhaler. I did what you suggested though guys and told my GP about the chest pains and also the tearing sensation I have in the palm of my right hand, he feels that I have slight angina and has given me a spray for under my tongue as for my hand he believes it's carpal tunnel. He is refering me to a cardiologist and back to my rhuemy about my hand.
I told him I was worried about being thought of as a hypochondriac, and he assured me that I should never feel like that ,as he knows only too well what my illness can do and how many different symptoms there can be to Lupus, and that we are at greater risk from heart, lung etc problems because of Lupus, so he needs to keep a close eye on me, he said that is why he asked me to always make a double appointment when seeing him so we have more time to chat about anything that may be bothering me . Wow and here was me worrying about having a new doctor when my other one retired, this guy is so helpful and reassuring, I felt so much more at ease telling him how awful I was feeling lately. As for the results they were better than I was thinking, I can live with the extra medication, especially now I have a doctor I am not afraid to talk to. Thanks all for your help and reassurance . Kindest regards Trish