Wednesday, January 16, 2008
For the last week and a half, I have been having pain in my sternum and shoulder blades and it sometimes feels like my rib cage is squeezing the air out of me so that it's hard to catch my breath. Because of this, I had an appointment with my GP on Monday and he sent me for a chest x-ray. Also, because of this, my rheumatologist has made an appointment for me to go to a local hospital tomorrow morning for a ECG. He wants an ECG done to rule out the possibility of pericarditis (essentially inflammation of the fibrous sac surrounding the heart). Another possibility for this trouble I'm having is the Humira that I take bi-weekly so he has suggested that I stop taking it until we figure this out.