COUGHING...I think it's a Sjogrens flare up
I would have posted this in the Sjogrens group...but no one has been there since December!
I am coughing a LOT (albeit in spurts). The only other time I coughed this much was last year when I was in an RA and Sjogrens flare because I had to stop my meds for C-Dif infection.
The reason I am almost certain the coughing is related to Sjogrens is because when I take my Evoxac which is a medication that helps produce saliva, it stops the coughing and when I am due for another dose, it starts up again... which is exactly what it did when I was in my bad flare-up with both.
Now my meds RA is under control (with Orencia and MTX), but Sjogrens is not which is weird. Usually either they are both ok or both not ok cause the RA meds help the Sjogrens. I'm befuddled.
I've added Mucinex cause that's what the Sjogrens doc prescribed when I was in my bad flare and coughing.
Always something, huh?
I was bumped up from 15 to 20 mg. of MTX on Thursday. Today is the first day I have been able to walk almost normally. Yea Rhuemy.Wes from WI.
Just venting - yes - again :) I have yet to have a good stretch of time on MTX. After being off and on and off and on and off and then back on finally up to 6 pills/week and that either not enough, or not kicking in yet, I now have another GD cold! The worst I've ever had. Before RA, I just didn't even GET them. Now - ARGH - four since diagnosis. So here we go off MTX again; cold meds...
Feeling defeated and down. I am not able to sleep at night. Pain and my mind keep up more than have of the nights this week. And my husband is angry because I'm not sleeping. Instead of being supportive and helping me figure it out he insists it's my meds (even though they haven't changed in 5+ years) and walks away in huff, back to bed. And here I sit crying.I never asked for this disease and...
I've found myself in another bout of depression but it's been much worse than it has been in the past.I'm struggling a lot with my relationship with Christ and I feel very lost right now.