I'm 66yrs old I have suffered with a connective tissue disorder or fibromyalgia for over 30 years but only diagnosed as such about 14 years ago.That God send Specialist left haven't found anyone as good.
I suffer joint pain and even between every rib and along the bones areas. I have been taking Plaquenil over the last 8 years or so and maybe this had helped. As I was an utter mess with fatigue and pain.
Over the last 5 years or so my mouth is very dry My teeth have deteriorated, I have severe gastric reflux.
But now also my voice tone is changing at at times fades away. I get dry prickly feeling in my throat.
My coughing at night is not helped by drinking water. But I have worked out that by going to bed with chewing gum helps stop the coughing. But I am worried of choking on it when asleep. I don not know what kind of tests they will run for this to find out for sure. I feel that most specialist treat you like an idiot and even show some kind of disdain if you sound like you've been reading up on the subject.