Does anyone with Rheumatoid Arthritis have a cough and shortness of breath?

Kanwal Lara
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No, but recently my feet and ankles began to swell and they kept asking me if I had the symptoms you’re asking about. If you have those symptoms AND swollen feet and ankles, you should see your doctor.

Shelly Hooks
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I have a cough and shortness of breath but no swelling in feet or ankles

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Yes I do. Had pulmonary doc do tests and he says I’m fine.
Allergist thinks it’s related to allergies. On new meds for that and he gave me an inhaler for when/if I feel I need it.

Melissa Alston
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What kind of tests did the pulmonologist do

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Lung function test and pulmonary stress test.

Melissa Alston 3 years

Melissa Alston oh ok did they do an X-ray

Kanwal Lara 3 years

No, but my allergy doc thinks I should. I’ll bring it up at next GP appointment.

Melissa Alston 3 years

Melissa Alston oh ok yea I had a chest X-ray and pulmonary function test done and it was all clear so not sure why I’m still having the cough

Kanwal Lara 3 years
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Yes me too. Using an. İnhaler when it's to tuff

Maureza Roy
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Yea same how long have u had the cough

Kanwal Lara 3 years

since Jan this year

Maureza Roy 3 years

Maureza Roy did you get evaluated by a pulmonologist

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Kanwal Lara not yet. Rheymie will. Decide on my next visit if necessary. However my GP has advised him to refer me

Maureza Roy 3 years

Maureza Roy oh ok

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Not a cough but my breathing feels very heavy. I am an asthmatic but since quitting smoking 5 yrs ago I haven't had an attack. I don't like this heaviness though x

Tracy Logan
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Did u get it checked

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Kanwal Lara I've got an asthma clinic app next Monday xx

Tracy Logan 3 years

Yes i do

Lea Metz
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Yes! And after many appointments and tests they finally figured out my lymph nodes that are not draining properly. I had so much fluid in my lungs, it had to be drained.

Annette Rangel
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Omg that’s scary so sorry u had to go through that how long did u have the cough for

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Kanwal Lara thanks. Off and on for a year.

Annette Rangel 3 years

I had bronchitis. Asthma and sinus infection.

Priscilla Mclaughlin
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I get a bit of a sore throat, anyone else? I think it may be from using my symbicort inhaler

Patti Starks
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Are u on an inhaler because of the cough?

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Yes but I also have copd

Sylvia Ellison
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My husband has seropositive RA diagnosed last year. Only on Methotrexate and has had 2 cough’s since April, lasting up to a month each time with shortness of breath and not feeling good.
He has never had any cough or illness in 11 years prior to RA

Chad Stover
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Did he go to a pulmonologist

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Kanwal he did not. Chest X-ray was normal and cough cleared up.

Chad Stover 3 years

I now. Both. Not sure why. Always have a scatchy throat.

LuAnn Woodard
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Have u been to a pulmonologist? How long have u had it

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Yes both chronic bronchitis

Linda William
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Yes. All of those. Cardiologist has said nothing is wrong with my heart. Humidifier at night has helped tremendously with the cough. Sometimes just standing up makes me feel like I've run a half mile. Ankles are killing me.

Kimberly Burkett
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Did u see a pulmonologist

Kanwal Lara 3 years

I do at times .

Jeff Sherwood
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Is it consistent? How long have u had it

Kanwal Lara 3 years

Yes

Sue Wilkins
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