For the past few weeks a small, specific area on my chest, just left of the sternum, has been sore. It's not severe though; I only feel it if I lie down on my stomach, or if I touch the area. It feels exactly like a bruise would, except it isn't one.
Coincidentally, a few days ago I have been experiencing shortness of breath for the first time ever. It feels like I'm just not getting enough air... I've never experienced it before, but would imagine that this is what asthma or emphysema feels like. It's making me very nervous (also for the first time).
And no, I haven't been for a check-up recently; I was diagnosed whilst in Korea 8 months ago, but came back home to South Africa 2 months ago. I'm yet to contact the Sarcoidosis specialist in Cape Town. To be honest, I haven't been feeling too hot lately (I really thought I was going into remission about 4 months back. Even the korean specialist thought so. Granted, I had been following a much healthier and active lifestyle at that stage). This beast seems to have life of it's own, my symptoms seem to be mutating. Oh, I have also been experiencing what I can only describe as 'general organ pain/discomfort' - not the lungs as before, but organs below the chest.
PS I'm not on prednisone because I have refused to take it up until now.