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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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Symptoms

Started by LouAnn in General. Last reply by exjbnz 35 minutes ago. 13 Replies

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

Sjogren's seems to be getting worse - just started Methotrexate

Started by Gatewaycityca in General. Last reply by purplebutterfly 6 hours ago. 11 Replies

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

Plaquenil

Started by fanny in General. Last reply by Ruthie 18 hours ago. 19 Replies

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

New member's rambling introduction

Started by Xochitl in New Member Checkin. Last reply by purplebutterfly yesterday. 4 Replies

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

Dry eyes

Started by Tokio in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by Tokio on Friday. 4 Replies

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

These videos had such great information on them had to put the information on line

Started by exjbnz in General. Last reply by exjbnz on Thursday. 1 Reply

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

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Started by mads in Complementary Therapy. Last reply by tj1 on Thursday. 8 Replies

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

Ringing ears

Started by EnjoyLife in General. Last reply by EnjoyLife on Wednesday. 5 Replies

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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1 Plaquenil

Plaquenil

Posted by fanny on May 19, 2015

2 Sjogren's seems to be getting worse - just started Methotrexate

Sjogren's seems to be getting worse - just started Methotrexate

Posted by Gatewaycityca on May 16, 2015

3 Lung phlegm question

Lung phlegm question

Posted by Atina on May 8, 2015

4 Hydroxychloroquine??

Hydroxychloroquine??

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Symptoms

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