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Rheumatoid and lungs
pamzd posted:
Before I was diagnosed with RA in 2010 I had been having a chronic cough that my pcm narrowed down to be a type of adult asthma. My last prescribed medicine was Singular, which I have been on for 5 years. I went off the medicine a few times, but went right back into having a deep bronchial cough. I went back on the singular, but have been having the coughing come back on me in the last 3 months, but this time it has been accompanied with coughing up a thick mucus(sorry). I have hypothyroidism now too, plus sica syndrome,and meds that cause dryness, so a lot of things that cause a dry cough. Okay now finally to my question. Is there any reason with my symptoms that I could developing RA in my lungs?
mariajohnson responded:
People who have had rheumatoid arthritis for several years and who are between the ages of 50 and 60 seem to be the most likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis-related lung disease.The symptoms might be scarring within the lungs.
turk1962 responded:
yes I developed a rare lung fungus from the meds they had me on for my RA (Remacaide infusions) Now I can no longer be on any meds that deals with the RA , the only thing im doing now is pain management which sucks cause I've had RA since 1999 and doing nothing but deals with the pain the last 5 years. its amazinging how your body gets use to pain killer so they have very little effect on me now no mattere how big of dose or how many I take.

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