Hello Guys and Gals,
I have hashimotos. Underactive thyroid for 15 yrs. In menopause too which seems to have started other symptoms so I'm on Hrt which has helped.
Recently had throat infection. After 6 wks and two gp visits got penicillin. Had throat swab which was clear! Seemed to improve but not completely. 2 days after finishing penicillin had a burning tongue and woke up covered in what I thought was chickenpox which quickly made my lips swell huge and my ears and back of my head red raw and my right hand was enormous. I went to A & E cos my voice went to a whisper. After 6 hrs I was given prednisolone for 5 days and urgent referral to Rheumatology. Urgent being 6 week wait in NHS. I worry stopping the prednisolone it will come back. My tongue is still sore but not as.
My question is can anyone tell me if this is anything like Lupus ? My knees hurt when I wake each morning.