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?
So... I was not able to phone my rheumatologist because of major problems with international phone aps. I was also unable to logon to his online patient portal because of security firewalls at the hospital I was in, so my daughter said she called for me and told me that he was concerned about infection - even 3 weeks after surgery.Yesterday I was able to logon and send a message from my new...
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