I have a new symptom that I've never come across in my reading about SLE. I had a bad cold last xmas and was left with a very sore throat and great difficulty in swallowing. My md has tried various antibiotics and tests. After much consult she thinks the SLE has partially paralysed the muscles of my throat. I have some lesions as well. I'm scheduled for a gastoscopy (sp?) which I am so not looking forward to. Anyone out there have this problem and what is the outcome if it gets worse? :? Oluwa, if you are reading this, I lost track of you - hope you are well.