You should speak with your physician regarding your chest & throat tightness and other issues.
Karen McPartland, RD
I hope things have improved since you wrote about your problem. I am kind of concerned for my own health; I haven't been diagnosed with RP but have been doing rearch online and find that all the aches and pains I have been experiencing are very much like those described as RP. I haven't had one big flare but the inflamation throughout different joints, ribs and scalp is constant. I find that massaging the tender areas helps reduce the swelling and discomfort. I am also going through the process of transitioning to a vegetarian diet; I have read that people have experienced relief, or complete remission. Take care of yourself!