As you all know, whenever something strange goes on with our bodies, we always wonder if it's lupus related.
I came down with a bad cold at the beginning of February. It is now mid-March and I'm still dealing with a bit of lingering congestion. But the most aggravating symptom is this sore throat I keep getting. By late afternoon every day, my throat starts hurting. Sometimes Ibuprofen takes the edge off, and for some reason, it's usually better in the mornings.
When I went to the dr. last month, he didn't test for strep because it didn't look like strep, and the antibiotic he gave me for the sinus infection would've cured it if it was strep anyway. I think my GP is pretty useless...I only have him for insurance purposes, and because I can't find another GP that I like at all around here.
Anyway, my throat doesn't look extremely red, just irritated red, if that makes sense. But there are little blisters in the back of it. It seems that every day they are in different locations.
Sometimes I get a sore/irritated throat at the start of a flare, along with low fever and just feeling like I'm coming down with something. So I wonder if this is a lupus thing?
I don't go back to the rheumy til April 5, and I just know that if I call about this she'll just tell me to see my (useless) GP. So I thought I'd poll the group and see if any of you have had anything similar.
As always, thanks!!!
Wife, writer, artist, mom to 2 wonderful boys
Lupus, arthritis, PCOS, mild depression
Now taking: plaquenil, limbrel, metformin XR, Zoloft, and the occasional percoset