In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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You are not paranoid. I have had problems with my left ear since about a year after I was diagnosed. I, too, get those sharp pains. My outer ear feels hard and hurts to touch it, but no noticeable(sp?) swelling, and it feels kind of swollen in the canal. My ear also loves to produce wax. I just recently had to have it cleaned because I couldn't hear out of it.(Not the first time for that). The doctors say it's not related to lupus, but doctors don't know everything about lupus. So, how do they know it's not connected? I believe it is.
Ibuprofen and cold compresses to slow down the blood flow and reduce swelling seem to help me. I hope you find relief soon.
I too have this ear pain and never related it to Lupus, and cannot remember if the mouth sores were present at the time i have the ear pain. Mine usually starts out feeling like an infection. the side of my face will be sore to the touch, and ache, and my ear hurts, and sometimes there is sore throat. this has been happening for a long time.
But no mouth sores in over a week. It would be such a blessing if those sores would not come back. to be able to eat in peace and without pain would be wonderful. maybe plaquenil is working its magic
I am learning so much by going to different pages of new topics, and finding more symptoms to tell to my doctor. Be they lupus related or not, he will decide I guess. but if this plaquenil is taking the mouth sores away, who cares if it is lupus related or not?