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?
Wow it feels like it's been a long time since I've been on here. Thankfully I've felt pretty good except about a month ago I started getting this popping feeling in my right thumb especially when picking something up like my dog or some gym activities. I didn't pay it any mind becuase it didn't hurt it just felt weird. Well after a few weeks of that, the area started to get inflammed & some pain...
I have had RA for about 10 years and I am to a point where I feel like everyone thinks I am a hypochondriac. I guess I do complain a lot but I think I do very well for someone in my condition. I am 51 and work full time, I have two grown children and 3 grandchildren. Then there is my 42 year old boyfriend which whom I live with. He is emotionally unavailable so I feel like I don't have anyone to...