Well I do. I've had a problem with sore throats forever. Surgery for thyroid cancer and Hashi's 4 months ago and I'm telling you that my throat hasn't been the same since. Actually, it was awful before the surgery as well. But I do know that I haven't been well since since this entire thyroid thing happened. I have sore throat after sore throat after sore throat. I'm hoarse etc also. It's getting very boring and very irritating. I mentioned here a couple of weeks ago that I had strep and it took 2 rounds of antibiotics as well as Prednisone. And I've got another sore throat today and am hoarse. It's just all part of the thyroid stuff for me. And I don't enjoy it (I'm a complainer!!).
I do not know anything about lupus, I'm sorry. I do now have an internist however and I'm checking for everything in a couple of weeks. You take care of that throat and let us know what you find out.
OH and if someone tells you to drink green tea...let me know also. Lord that's awful. I'm not a coffee or tea drinker but I tried the green tea. Eww. I might as well have pulled up some of our lawn and boiled it. How can people drink that? I just do not believe they think it's tasty.