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Sjogrens may be a life saver.

Started by Kate in General. Last reply by Kate 2 minutes ago. 4 Replies

"Sjogrens may be a life saver". I don't think this sounds unusual as I know many people who get an illness feel the same way.  Yes I know, who wants the symptoms, they suck, big time. I don't doubt for a minute that Sjogrens is the result of my…Continue

Dry mouth and medical procedure

Started by Jude in General 7 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I am scheduled to have a nerve block for my back tomorrow. I've had them before and there wasn't any issue.The nurse just called to go over things with me, I have to be at the facility at 10am and can't have anything after 3am- no gum, mints, food…Continue

Kidney & Liver Problems

Started by Connie in General 59 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I want to share something.  Yesterday I had a dental appointment.  I asked my dentist if he had heard of Sjogren's, and that I had recently been diagnosed.  He knew about it and asked if this was the reason for my dry mouth problems.  He then asked…Continue

Sean Vikta & Blue Redefined Patient Organization Sponsors Ben's Friends

Started by Scott Orn in General 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

Thrilled to announce that Ben's Friends received a $1,500 donation from Sean Vitka and Blue Redefined (http://www.blueredefined.org/), a non profit patient organization. It's incredible to be recognized by…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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Kate replied to Kate's discussion Sjogrens may be a life saver.
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I am scheduled to have a nerve block for my back tomorrow. I've had them before and there wasn't…See More
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I want to share something.  Yesterday I had a dental appointment.  I asked my dentist if he had…See More
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Posted by 2akitalover on July 3, 2014 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

I have tried all the brands of gum out.  I found that Eclipse peppermint is the best for me.

Some of the gum on the market have an after taste.

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