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Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing ok? Just a quick question. Does anyone get a dry cough with an upper respiratory wheeze that comes on really randomly. I've had one on and off for a few days, I eventually lost my voice for 24 hours after sounding like a sexy jazz singer ( I really can't sing)! Oddly the same thing happened a few weeks ago. I don't feel unwell like I have flu or anything. I'm four weeks into a starting dose of Azathioprine which seems to be going ok. Can anyone relate? It's really weird. It even comes and goes throughout the day.

Much love to all xx

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Lovely name,

Could it be hay fever? Go see your doc.



I've had a horrible cough, with associated voice loss and ear pain, that I can't shake for over 3 weeks now. Not sure its cause is anything to do with Lupus/meds but certainly its sticking around may be. Hope yours clears up soon!


Have you been checked for Sjogren's?


I'm not sure if I have been tested for sjogrens. Is it a blood test? I do have some of the symptoms. I have also just learnt about the lupus voice which I've never heard of before. No idea what is going on but this hoarse voice and dry cough keep coming back!


its lupus my doc says...i coughed for two weeks and coughed up blood....scary because lupus has effected my blood clotting...


Sorry only just seen your question now...I haven't been diagnosed with it or even tested yet so I don't know about that side of it but I'm being investigated for suspected lupus. I went to my optometrist to get an allround eye check and he picked up that I have dry eyes and suggested we include sjogren in my investigations (he wrote a long letter to my doc). When I researched it all I found quite a long list of symptoms, including dry cough and hoarse voice (to do with the lack of moisture in the airways). There are a lot of posts on here about the diagnostic tests for sjogrens if you put it in the search box.


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