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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.
Does anyone have either CNS symptoms or mental illness issues from SS? Just curious about any neurological or psychiatric symptoms since I am newly diagnosed and trying to figure out what symptoms that I have been having fall under SS. Please share…Continue
It seems like recently my SS is starting to get more aggressive. The joint pain is coming back with a vengeance, and it's really going after my glands now. Before, dry eyes and dry mouth were just an occasional mild annoyance (fatigue was a bigger…Continue
Hi;Someone mentioned using Plaquenil. Several years ago, my rheumatologist suggested to me to take Plaquenil, but I was not sure about taking it, so I declined. Several of my other doctors after that told me that it was not a safe drug for me to…Continue
Hi. My family opthamologist suggested SS when I saw her for dry eyes and she saw me guzzling water. She sent me for a few blood tests which came back positive (except the SSA and SSB antibodies) and sent me to a my local Johns Hopkins rheumatologist…Continue
I am currently using refresh to help when my eyes burn and tear up. This does not seem to help me very much, can anyone tell me some other things that I might use or do for dry eyes? Thank you.Continue
I can"t seem to paste the link here because I am computer illiterate go to Utube put inThe Australian Sjogrens Syndrome AssociationThere are about 10 videos put up about Sjogrens,, the information here has so helped me,, it is about a womens…Continue
Hi my SS family,I came across this interesting article today . Considering how strong a track record turmeric (curcumin) has, having been used as both food and medicine in a wide range of cultures, for thousands of years, a strong argument can be…Continue
I have always had a bit of tinnitus but over the last couple months it has quickly gotten a lot louder and its all the time now. Has anyone else had this? Did you find anything that helped? I see the neurologist this Tuesday but not really sure if…Continue
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