Does anyone else feel like they're getting a sore throat all the time. At least a couple times a week every night around 5pm I will start to feel like I'm getting a sore throats then in the morning I'm fine.
When I am about to flare, I get a sore throat. That is usually my first warning, I need to slow down and rest. I thought it had something to do with having hashimoto's, but not sure.
What is considered a "flare"? Since I changed my diet my pain has changed. I will have inflammation and pain in certain area one day then the next morning it's gone from those areas and moved onto others. Not sure if that's good or bad. For the past week my wrist has been hurting really bad. I feel a sore throat so I hope that doesn't mean it's going to get worse
Since diet change, my RA has been good. My flares are from thyroid and fibromyalgia. It usually happens if I hurt myself, stress or over tired. My whole body will start to hurt. Feels like my body is a bruise and someone is poking it constantly, a throbbing pain. I just have to monitor diet and how much I am doing constantly. It could be you are getting a cold or you just need to take it easy. Hope you feel better
Now that I'm reading what hashimotos is I'm scared I have that too
It is common once you have one autoimmune disease to get more. I have 5 now and trying really hard not to get anymore! I wish I had known about the importance of diet years ago, might have saved my thyroid. Read up on it, I learned a lot of why I did not feel well for so long.
Kristen Boudreaux I will read up on it. Great just what I need. I am going to my rheumatologist to get on meds. I think I just need to get my symptoms in check before I end up with permanent damage. It's just all so confusing I don't know what's bothering me.
Yes I get a lot of sore throats and earaches!!
I have been for a few wks now... Seems like late afternoon till i go to sleep and when i wake up in the am its gone... İ was also wondering the reason..
Yep all the time haven't figured out what is wrong, fine in morning then later sore throat, aching legs, joints hurt, swelling fingers
Reactivated Epstein Barr? Not sure if you've been tested. That was one of my first follow up tests after RA diagnosed and came back positive.
I am reading a book about that being the root cause
I've also read you can have inflammation in your vocal cords. In the last 18months I've laryngitis 4 times and only 1 of those times was I actually sick.
Alana Dugan What are you doing for the Epstein Barr? Have you read the Medical Medium book? I've been following his protocol and have been able to go off meds.
Melanie Scott I took acyclovir for a while and symptoms faded. Haven't re-checked lately by my new rheumatologist seems unconcerned. I have wanted to read Medical Medium - so awesome it helped get you off meds! I just had to start meds I made it about a year and started professing quick and already have damage in my wrists.
Alana Dugan Thanks for your response. I've been in a flare the last couple of weeks and have developed two rheumatoid nodules on my wrist. But I haven't been eating as well and I know diet is important in how I feel.
Never experienced this
Been hoarse for 2 years
Yes and usually only on the left side. But I could nit pic this mess to death from reading tons of articles! After reading iv realized well I should be dead! Sometimes iv got to just stop! Regroup and realize if I get up tomorrow it's going to be a good day!
Yes. For a long time... Then it just stopped. ???
Me too! Wonder why
Yeah, me too. Only on one side during a flare, but it's gone the last couple of days.
I call it my fake sore throat. I think for me its related to reflux or indigestion. It never becomes anything and is gone by morning i did a diet change and the reflux got better and no more sore throats in the evenings.
Thank you for mentioning the sore throat and someone else had mentioned ear aches. Last week I experienced both followed by a bunch of flare ups. I thought there was a connection. I love this fb group!
I'm on remicade, so I think it's from that and just being rundown on and off... İf I don't get enough sleep or allergies are bad it comes and goes too
Yes an also ear aches
Yes I get sore throat, earache and runny nose always feels like a cold coming on
yes - frequent sore throat to the point where I have difficulty swallowing. Not medication related because I had this between the onset of symptoms and the start of medication. It seems to be related to fatigue and stress (and RA - of course).
I always get this towards the evening especially if I'm worn down and didn't get enough sleep the night before!
If you are taking methotrexate make sure you dont have a yeast infection in your throat. It can happen. I happened to me.. A round of diflucan and i was tons better
So sorry to hear that, this RA crap is crazy all over the board with symptoms and effects. Hoping someday soon they come up with one SIMPLE solution to cure it.
BTW, I am happy that they gave you the diflucan. Stay well!!