Lupus and a sore throat?

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ucfkitty23
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   Posted 10/12/2011 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I was diagnosed with lupus about 8 weeks ago and have begun medication. I recently (two weeks ago) got what seemed like a normal cold but with a persistent and horrible sore throat. I cannot get over this cold. Could it be the meds to suppress my immune system? Do you think this is a lupus thing?

Thanks!

couchtater
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   Posted 10/12/2011 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
What is the medication you're taking?

Sometimes it takes two rounds of antibiotics to fight an infection.
Joy

suetoo
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   Posted 10/15/2011 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!
I hope you feel much better and if you don't, please see a dr. asap. Autoimmune illness and many of the meds that are prescribed can suppress our bodies' ability to fight off or mask the seriousness of an infection.
hugs,
suetoo
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CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U, Calcium, Flector patch prn, Ambien and Elavil every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.

ucfkitty23
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   Posted 10/16/2011 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the responses. I finally saw a Dr. yesterday after trying to fight this sore throat/cold for two weeks. She gave me an antibiotic for sinus infection and ear infection.

Joy, for lupus I am taking prednisone, meloxicam, hydroxychlor, and wellbutrin. I was starting to feel some relief from a two year long flare, and then i got sick:(

Hope the antibiotics do the trick

Does anyone know of any homeopathic way to aches and fatigue?

couchtater
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   Posted 10/16/2011 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Sleep and heating pad is the only homeopathic way I know.
Joy

BlessedUp
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   Posted 10/18/2011 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a sore throat and painful enlarged lymph nodes and ear aches all the time...
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