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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.
Has anyone ever had lipiflow done, my ophthalmologist wants me to have it done, apparently it's a procedure to clear the meibomian glands. My insurance won't cover it, it's going to cost me about $800.00. I've researched it and it seems pretty…Continue
Not sure what I was thinking but we adopted a 6 month old hound from the local shelter. He is so awesome and quickly bonded to me and my son. Now I just have to get the cats on board and we'll be good to go!Just had to share that. I find myself…Continue
I see we have a lot of new folks while I have been dashing about Bens friends land with lots of questions and our members are stepping forward to answer them. That's great. I'm old and while resigned to my disease despite new things constantly…Continue
I've not been diagnosed, but have been on the site to get advice for dry sore eyes and mouth. I had an eye test today and was told the eye drops my GP has prescribed weren't any good, so has given me some suggestions to take back to him! I'm also…Continue
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
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