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Rituximab IVIG infusions

Started by Country girl in General. Last reply by Country girl 2 hours ago. 14 Replies

Has anyone tried this treatment? I will be starting it soon! My sjogrens has effected my whole body and has attacked my brain. It is rare. I also have the dry eyes, dry mouth, dry skin, dry hair, ect.I also have psoriatic arthritis.I have been on…Continue

DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain

Started by Country girl in General. Last reply by Country girl 2 hours ago. 40 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

Autologous Serum Eye Drops

Started by Tog in General. Last reply by Sick&Tired 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi everyone *waves hello*I wanted to share some information with you all about ASED.  Say what? you ask.... well, it is eye drops made from the serum of your own blood (that's the autologous part).  Here in Australia, in New Zealand and in the UK…Continue

First Rheumatologist appointment coming up for tests/symptoms...feeling overwhelmed...

Started by Calypso1913 in General. Last reply by EnjoyLife 17 hours ago. 18 Replies

I tested positive for Sjogren's primary. I have been having symptoms related to Sjogren's so my doctor recommended I see the rheumatologist for more conclusive tests. I was wondering what I should be prepared for and if anyone could give helpful…Continue

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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Country girl replied to Country girl's discussion Rituximab IVIG infusions
"Thank You for all the replies.  I am waiting on my insurance getting this approved.  My…"
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Country girl replied to Country girl's discussion DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain
"Cassi440 I also have the neuropathy in my legs.  I have the balance issues.  When I turn…"
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Country girl replied to Country girl's discussion DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain
"Cassi440 When I first started years ago with the movement disorder it was called Myoclonus. …"
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Sick&Tired replied to Tog's discussion Autologous Serum Eye Drops
"Doggone it! I knew I was forgetting to ask him something. I have to call next week again hopefully…"
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Tog replied to Tog's discussion Autologous Serum Eye Drops
"Thanks Sk, Sick&Tired and Stoney.  I found it interesting that my Immunologist Specialist…"
14 hours ago

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EnjoyLife replied to Calypso1913's discussion First Rheumatologist appointment coming up for tests/symptoms...feeling overwhelmed...
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Unknown Link between Common Viral Infections & Autoimmune Disease Found

Posted by china5doll on October 18, 2014 at 12:49am 0 Comments

Unknown link between common viral infections and autoimmune disease found 

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