Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK)

Has anybody suffered a chest pain leading to Pnemonia?

Last year, I was diagnosed with MCTD by Rheuma and have had a symptoms of chestpains, difficulty in breating due to pain & tiredness. Prescribed of steroids to reduce inflammation in my lungs. Then, I was being referred to a lung specialist last month, took some tests eg., blood, X ray, Lung biopsy. The results shown that chest is inflammed again, which then resulted to Pnemonia for about 3 weeks. I will have to wait for a full diagnosis next month. I hope I didn't worry you, but I thankyou for taking your time to read it.

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I had pneumonia and pleurisy a few years ago, I now have an incurable and virtually untreatable condition called Bronchiectasis. The consultants cannot agree on whether this was caused by the pneumonia or the CREST syndrome.?


Thankyou for your reply SandraMarie. I hope your well. I have an appointment in two weeks to see a consultant about my fingers swelling up & itchy.



I too had severe case of pneumonia and spent 17 days in the hospital 3 yrs. before my diagnosis to Scleroderma and Raynauds. I had lung surgery 2.5 months after these diagnosis. Wound up on life support for 5 days after the surgery in a complete coma. I am very blessed and have come a long ways since then, 2008. I have a very strong determination to do the very best that I can with these conditions, and try to be as physically comfortably and emotionally balanced as possible. I am praying for you, and trust that you have improved since blogging your question, and that you will continue to recovery nicely. GOD bless you, Anya Marie,


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