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What is Sjogren's Syndrome?

Sjögren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases feature the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood directed against various tissues of the body, which tends to lead to inflammation. The hallmark symptom of Sjögren's syndrome is generalized dryness, typically xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes), known as sicca symptoms. 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 or brain.

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Camikins - new member: symptoms thru to diagnosis

Started by camikins in New Member Checkin. Last reply by Chickadee 12 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi - new to the group. Here's my bio, will try to keep reasonably short.Male - mid 40's. Symptoms started about 18 to 24 mo's ago. Prior to this, no real health issues.In sequence:* Joint pain in both hands. DR tested for rheumatoid arthritis (none…Continue

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Started by Chickadee in General. Last reply by Stoney 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

All signs point to sjogrens. My Mom was diagnosed with primary sjogrens 22 years ago at NIH in MD with a lip biopsy score of 7. Despite rheumatologist reports saying she was fine and did not have the disease.My first blood work testing was done 5…Continue

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Started by frustratedmom in General. Last reply by frustratedmom on Thursday. 23 Replies

Feeling confused. The last couple of weeks I've had itching that led to hives and welts all over my body (I was on steroids for it, but now finished) and they are still here. Yesterday (and today) my right hand feels very cold and there is a…Continue

Does Restasis REALLY work? Does it really make your eyes produce tears in the end?

Started by Roulette67 in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by Kquixtar on Thursday. 21 Replies

When I mentioned Restasis to my eye doctor, he explained to me that it really doesn't work. That I would do better using artificial tear products over the counter. I was surprised that he would just say something like that, he's a very good doctor…Continue

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