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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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News about Plaquenil

Started by jonchri in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by EnjoyLife 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Àfter I caught my rheumy in what seems like a goof-up yesterday, I decided to do some extra checking. My rheumy told me several times in the past he was giving me plaquenil for my pain and to slow the progression of my ss. Yesterday he said he was…Continue

Intestinal distress.

Started by ingeniousfool in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by Bones on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Hello, I have to ask you girls(and guys) does anyone else feel like their lower intestines are swollen and painful? This is a daily thing for me, and starts when my body is getting near bathroom time, and then this discomfort continues for at least…Continue

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I hate SS more and more every day!!!

Started by jonchri in Emotional Support. Last reply by liseanne on Wednesday. 10 Replies

If the unpredictable symptoms and no one understanding wasn't enough! I realised with heartbreak some of us have no release. I need to cry so deeply but can shed maybe a tear or two. I used to hate crying because of the stuffy nose and occasional…Continue

Over doing it

Started by Mellow in General. Last reply by Jules on Monday. 20 Replies

I know many people are dealing with multiple health issues.More than one autoimmune disease and other illnesses.It can be a juggling act.Well yesterday I didn't juggle well and blew it . I went out in the morning with my daughters. Before plaquenil…Continue

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I hate SS more and more every day!!!

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