I've had a sore throat, swollen glands, chesty cough, earache and headaches for a week now and my symptoms aren't really improving. I've tried resting, the usual paracetamol and ibruprofen but no luck in shifting it yet. I am quite new to lupus and wondering is this something that will take me longer to get over as my white blood cell count is often low? I am on hydroxychloroquine, had a steroid injection about 2 weeks ago and meds for raynauds diesase. Due to start on azathioprine (immunosuppresent) this week but wondering if this will knock my immune system more and make it even harder to recover?
Any advice/ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks x