So 3 days after my hip cortisone injection, I get this cough. Which is not like me. I usually just get a head cold when I'm sick and never a fever.
But now it's 2 weeks later and I still have the cough and last night had a fever. My normal temp is around 97.5 (I have Raynauds) and when I get sick, it usually goes lower. So a fever is weird!
Anyway......my joint pain is now back. It's been lurking since I finished a week of flare meds, but is markedly worse the last couple days.
My question is.......does arthritis pain (OA or RA) get worse when you get sick?
Also, can a cortisone injection have anything to do with getting sick?