I've had a horrible few years and have had one thing after the other and never any positive diagnosis.
I'm 58 now and have battled with persistent joint pain for a number of years. Despite numerous tests and appointments with a rheumatoid consultant, the conclusion was that they had no idea why I was in pain. I can't take anti inflamatories as they affect my asthma. So, I was prescribed amitriptyline and Tramadol.
Three years later and I am still taking the same things. But, around a year ago I noticed it was getting harder to swallow anything. This has been getting worse month my month and now I can only have liquids. GP wasn't interested so I saw a consultant privately and he arranged for me to be referred back to the NHS for a barium swallow scan. This showed that I have severe dysphagia. A further set of blood screenings were done which also showed up issues with my liver and borderline diabetes. Today, I had yet more blood tests and this time I've been told they are specialist screenings and looking for Lupus signs.
So, I was wondering if anyone else had experience with throat problems and Lupus.
Any help to understand would be appreciated.