Pulmonary hypertension or interstitial lung disease in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted March 26, 2018 Hi Ana. I'm sorry that you have been suffering from so many problems, but Jo is right that your symptoms could relate to a number of causes. I just wanted to comment on your strange cough and say that I have come across a number of people who describe a strange cough as side effect of taking calcium channel inhibitors (e.g. Ramipril). Just wondering if you take these and if so, did the onset of the cough coincide with when you started taking them?