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We have a new moderator here on Sjogren's!

Started by SK in General. Last reply by assybish 2 hours ago. 16 Replies

Please welcome assybish as a new moderator here on Sjogren's support. His contributions have been priceless, and he will be working with us to bring about the next set of changes upcoming to all Ben's Friends support groups to happen here.BTW, I…Continue

Bursitis in the hip

Started by Mirrie in General. Last reply by Mirrie 10 hours ago. 40 Replies

Hi, I have bursitis in my left hip and was wondering if anyone here has had this and if you did, what helped with it. Thanks :)

Itching

Started by Wendy in General. Last reply by Tez_20 12 hours ago. 39 Replies

Has anyone been bothered with itching

DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain

Started by Country girl in General. Last reply by Country girl 18 hours ago. 65 Replies

Does anyone have trouble with Sjogren's effecting the brain?Looking to chat with the someone with those kind of issuesThank You in advanceContinue

What is Sjogren's Syndrome?

Sjögren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes. Autoimmune diseases feature the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood that are directed against various tissues of the body. The misdirected immune system in autoimmunity tends to lead to inflammation of tissues.

The hallmark symptom of Sjögren's syndrome is a generalized dryness, typically including xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes), part of what are known as sicca symptoms. Sicca syndrome also incorporates vaginal dryness, chronic bronchitis and lacks signs of arthritis. Sjögren's syndrome may cause skin, nose and vaginal dryness, and may affect other organs of the body, including the kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas, peripheral nervous system and brain. 

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Posted by TweetyGirl on October 29, 2014 at 8:14am 1 Comment

Hi, I'm new to talking about Sjorgrens. My eye Dr. says that I definitely have it, however when my PC Dr sent me for a biopsy it came back negative. Is it possible to have it with a negative test? I have all the symptoms, which my Drs are telling me… Continue

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