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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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Started by maggie may in New Member Checkin. Last reply by newcreation 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

how do  u all manage to cope with chronic fatique that last for daysContinue

Cardiac

Started by janhojo in General 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

I was diagnosed with sjogrens about a year ago. Had all kinds of symptoms which doctors ignored except for my eye doctor who said that something was going on because of my severe dry eye. Now recently I was told after an echocardiogram that I have a…Continue

Sjogrene Syndrome

Started by Kat August in General. Last reply by Ann D 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

Has anyone with this SS , ever just want to throw in the towel and say WTF.. Its like my doctor i feel don't really know what the hell he is dealing with ,but he just loves giving me more and more drugs.. Does anyone want to do that..? or what about…Continue

Hi, I'm New

Started by newcreation in New Member Checkin. Last reply by newcreation 13 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi everyone I am new to this site, and am encouraged to have support..I was diagnosed with sjogrens about 7 yrs ago.  But for 15 yrs severe migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, poor memory and concentration. I take prophalactic meds for…Continue

Constipation: Possible Solution

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A subject many of us may not feel comfortable discussing. I personally don't suffer from this but have a few friends that do due to pain medications mostly. One of them takes an over the counter med. Senakot. The other gets Senna leaves which is…Continue

Questions about Lymphoma

Started by Gatewaycityca in General. Last reply by A Mom on Spin on Tuesday. 5 Replies

I have read in several places that people with Sjogren's Syndrome have a much higher chance of getting Non-Hodgins Lymphoma.  I've seen varying odds, with some sources saying between 5-10 percent, and others slightly higher or lower.  My…Continue

Losing it in the house of God

Started by Yessi in What's New With You?. Last reply by Ann D Aug 23. 24 Replies

         I've been dealing with a lot, Single Mother, Main Provider and Sick...So I've been trying to find a church closer to my home because my original church is 40 min away and that's exhausting for me, plus its frustrating for my 1 1/2  yr old…Continue

Johns Hopkins Sjogrens clinic

Started by runrx in General. Last reply by runrx Aug 23. 29 Replies

Hi. My Dr is sneding me to JH to see the doc at their clinic that is both a Rheumatologist and a neurologist. Has anyone else been to their clinic? Any advice on how they do things there?

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