Into my 6th month of meds - Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day. Most of my symptoms are much better but I am certainly not symptoms free. My GP checked for glandular fever in February and it was clear. That GP has now left and I am having to face starting again with a new one. Today, the new one had no idea whether a sore throat was normal for lupus sufferers and has referred me to ENT. Do I need this? So here I am. Is a sore throat, like you've swallowed glass, normal?