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Chest discomfort, bad breathing, wheezing. On antibiotics. Is it fibrosis?

i have always suffered with my chest ,always on antibiotics only the last 3 month my chest spec after 40yr as discharged me ,av ad bad breathing wheezin a out of breath ,been on antibiotics 3 wk also steroids , no change am worried ,i cant get much up .i av rhematoid artheritas so am wonderin if av got fibrosis if so will this shorten my liffe x
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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Have you ever done a chest x-ray or a CT scan of your chest?
As you have rheumatoid arthritis it is very common to have an interstitial lung disease but you can only confirm it by a CT scan of the chest.
Bad breathing, chest discomfort and wheezing can be a part of the fibrosis or a different disease altogether like asthma or hyper reactive disease
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