RA and its effect on vocal chords.

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Has anyone had any experience with RA effecting their vocal cords? My symptoms include dry cough, hoarse voice occasionally, throat feels strained and tight. Any wisdom would be appreciated.

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    Yes it can, so can other auto-immune disorders like sjogrens, I go through the same things, it can all cause shortness of breath, sore throat,  you need to take a Nsaids if that don't  work a steroid get the inflormation down before it gets worse. hope this helps.

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    I have the hoarse voice and cough of a smoker even though I have never smoked and I also get breathless just walking upstairs, have been checked out nothing found so I think it's just one more effect of the condition.

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    I also get a sore throat and a croaky voice that lasts a few days then disappears. I’ve never really thought it was part of the RA but I will rethink that. I also get very breathless and they say I’ve got asthma but I’ve always discounted it because a puffer doesn’t really help. One think that’s been happening recently has been feeling I can’t get enough breath into me at night, I wake in a panic, it’s stopped happening again and I now wonder if that is part of RA too.
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