I've had a persistent dry cough since the start of July approx.
I went to my GP around 20th July and she said my chest was clear. Probably viral. And I'd hurt my self coughing so the pain was musculoskeletal.
I took a course of steroids for 4 weeks from then, as feeling like no energy and a bit run down with the children off school for the summer.
Went to GP two weeks ago. Different doctor. Chest clear. Costochondritis. Pain in chest is inflammation. But sent for a chest X-ray to be sure no underlying issues or swollen lymph glands.
Just called at my surgery - chest X-ray is clear, no action required.
But still coughing.
My chest is clear.
X-ray was clear.
I'm not coughing all of the time.
But when I do cough it quite violent and loud, it alarms my children as they think I am choking every time.
I have only coughed up phlegm once or twice but otherwise 10/11 weeks of dry cough.
I'm on Hydroxychloroquine, 3g of MMF and mepacrine.
Apart from the cough, a couple of styes and lip sores, I am relatively well. Drugs combo is controlling the Lupus.
All I can find is this NICE article which says if dry cough stop MMF and seek specialist advice????