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Plaquenil Symptons

Started by AUjewel in General. Last reply by tj1 yesterday. 10 Replies

Hi All!I had to quit my Methotrexate due to elevated liver enzymes. I restarted Plaquenil, which I had quit taking a couple years ago.I have become very jittery, shaky, and nervous and wonder if it is the holidays, or a side effect that will…Continue

blood pressure problems

Started by drygirl in General. Last reply by drygirl yesterday. 18 Replies

Have been having blood pressure high and am reacting to the blood pressure meds.  Does anyone have an idea on naturally lowering blood pressure?  An yone go thru reacting to meds bad?  I seem to react to just about all meds.  Thanks, DrygirlContinue

Thyroid problems again - not sure how much more of this I can take

Started by Gatewaycityca in General. Last reply by Angie yesterday. 4 Replies

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday.  She had ordered a blood test earlier, and told me about the results.  Before Sjogren's Disease hit me, I already had hypothyroidism.  I've been taking medicine for it, and I thought I had it under control. …Continue

Is this a symptom?

Started by Angie in General. Last reply by Bookgeek yesterday. 18 Replies

I never know what is just a symptom of Sjogrens and what I should be more concerned about. A few weeks ago my ear started bleeding, I went to the doctor and he said he didn't see anything wrong so I shrugged it off. However it's bleeding again…Continue

This anti inflam diet is doing my head in!

Started by Kate in Complementary Therapy. Last reply by Mary on Wednesday. 34 Replies

I am aware that with time this no Gluten, diary and sugar diet will pay off and my symptoms get less but right now its a struggle and I am feeling very alone.I am trying so hard and succeeding with cutting out the above and meat but you just need…Continue

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Share your tips for staying warm!

Started by SK in General. Last reply by Sarah on Tuesday. 28 Replies

Much of the world had it's first arctic blast this morning! We all have different tricks to keep ourselves our warmest, please share yours with us!Continue

Shortness of breath :(

Started by Ingrid in General. Last reply by Sarah on Tuesday. 16 Replies

Hi everyone,It's 05:02 at night and as always I'm sitting up because I'm short of breath. ( for years now) they gave me inhalers ( allergic asthma) but it doesnt really help. My stomach is always swollen. I have seen specialists and done tests. (I'm…Continue

We have a new moderator here on Sjogren's!

Started by SK in General. Last reply by assybish on Tuesday. 24 Replies

Please welcome assybish as a new moderator here on Sjogren's support. His contributions have been priceless, and he will be working with us to bring about the next set of changes upcoming to all Ben's Friends support groups to happen here.BTW, I…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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Top Content 

1 Chemo and Sjogrens

Chemo and Sjogrens

Posted by iabarbosa on December 3, 2014

2 Plaquenil Symptons

Plaquenil Symptons

Posted by AUjewel on December 16, 2014

3 Salivary glands pain

Salivary glands pain

Posted by Mirrie on December 1, 2014

4 Methotrexate


Posted by Sunshine on November 24, 2014

5 inflammation in lungs from primary sjogrens

inflammation in lungs from primary sjogrens

Posted by drygirl on December 12, 2014


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