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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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"I have been thinking about asking for, Xiidra. I've done research on Restasis too. I…"
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Guilt

Started by Beach780 in Emotional Support. Last reply by Jules G 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Does anyone else feel guilty about asking for or needing help all the time? I have a very hard time asking for help. When my husband and I talk about going somewhere I am always thinking about how much easier it would be for him to go without me. I…Continue

Good news For dry eyes.. lifitegrast

Started by Givemestrength in General. Last reply by Diane 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Good news day 3 on my new eye medicine ..... Actually felt some relief on day one but supposedly it will get even better in weeks to come. Unfortunately the med is not covered by insurance so I have to file an appeal. This medicine is very pricey…Continue

Any ideas?

Started by terriba in Emotional Support. Last reply by terriba 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

What do you do about dry mouth? I'm drinking but it doesn't help.I still don't know much about this.

Why am I so tired all the time?

Started by elainedean619 in General. Last reply by Estella on Sunday. 18 Replies

Why am I so tired all the time?It used to take me one day to do my laundry but now6it is taking me a week.Continue

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Top Content 

1 Why am I so tired all the time?

Why am I so tired all the time?

Posted by elainedean619 on July 27, 2016

2 Dryness

Dryness

Posted by Gethealrhy2 on August 9, 2016

3 Armpits??

Armpits??

Posted by Keara M. on August 20, 2016

4 How you can help your Sjogren's community AND Primary Sjogren's research

How you can help your Sjogren's community AND Primary Sjogren's research

Posted by Ben Munoz on May 10, 2016

5 Starting to get frustrated with my Rheumy

Starting to get frustrated with my Rheumy

Posted by Limarie on August 20, 2016

 
 
 

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