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Scleroderma and Shortness Of Breath

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1.43% of the posts that mention Scleroderma also mention Shortness Of Breath (346 posts)

Scleroderma

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Scleroderma is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease (primarily of the skin) characterized by fibrosis (or hardening), vascular alterations, and autoantibodies. There are two major forms: Limited systemic sclerosis/scleroderma involves cutaneous manifestations that mainly affect the hand... Read more on Wikipedia

Top Treating Medications

Sulfasalazine*
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Aminobenzoate Potassium
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Shortness Of Breath

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(Dyspnoea)
Dyspnea ( also dyspnoea Latin language: dyspnoea Greek language: , d spnoia), shortness of breath (SOB), or air hunger, is the subjective symptom of breathlessness.It is a normal symptom of heavy exertion but becomes pathological if it occurs in un... Read more on Wikipedia

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Prednisone
Albuterol
Ventolin
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What patients are saying about Scleroderma and Shortness Of Breath

346 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
same, how do you feel lung wise?  Do you get short of breath...
...Prednisone.  My rheumatologist is actually the one who wanted to start the Cytoxin and I see her this week.  Since our numbers are around the same, how do you feel lung wise?  Do you get short of b...
I haven't had any active treatment; only a ventolin...
...bronchiectasis. I am always breathless and tire easily. I struggle to walk and talk....lol... and carry on with my daily routine..... I haven't had any active treatment; only a ventolin inhaler...
hope the best for you My first treatment was prednisone...
...disease (aka pulmonary fibrosis) caused by scleroderma. Are you getting a PFT? Also have PH - some of my PH meds have helped with the SOB. You probably don't have all of what I do... I hope the bes...
exercising) seem to improve when I'm on steroids (prednisone...
...issues for me (primarily shortness of breath when walking or exercising) seem to improve when I'm on steroids (prednisone) and/or imuran (an ...affected by the scleroderma.  Anyway, one thing my...
I had a lung virus and was put on antibiotics, prednisone...
...couldn't breathe, couldn't stop coughing, couldn't sleep and my lungs ached. I lung x-rays during both trips and the doctors saw nothing. They said I had a lung virus and was put on antibiotics, pr...
This all started with me being short of breath...
...prednisone that I've been on for a while (and am tapering). Either way he ran more labs and depending on those results, he was considering a kidney biopsy, ultrasound, etc... Since I have a heart c...
him advised if I feel more fatigued or short of breath...
...cardiologist who performed an electrocardiograph in his office. Turned out pretty good, but in reading the echo himself, he sees some minor mitral valve leakage. He can't be sure if it is caused by...
off these drugs. Corticosteroids (such as predniso...
...It can't be just laid at the feet of scleroderma and not investigated. Then, there is the steroid issue. Every time that's mentioned on the forums, we need to follow up with the stern warnings...
been corretly diagnosed with Scleroderma. He is very...
...My husband Ted (55) has FINALLY been corretly diagnosed with Scleroderma. He is very short of breath, tires easily, has lost 20 lbs. and is retaining fluid. We have been reading...
couple of years of my scleroderma I did have shortness of...
...couple of years of my scleroderma I did have shortness of breath, but it was all attributed ...etc.  None of my regular doctors have said anything about hearing crackles ... except when I...
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