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Let's Keep it Nice & Clean
I have just been diagnosed with ss last week. My main complaint is dry mouth and many digestive issues - gerd, gastritis, gastroparesis. I have none of the aches and pains that many others experience. My doctor wants to start methotrexate as soon as…Continue
Hi everyone I,m very new to all this ,so for now I have 2 questions to put out there .... (1) How does Sjogrens affect Surgery ? I,m asking this because I have a pending reconstruction breast surgery in the next year or so .....(2) As we grow older…Continue
Hi allJust wondering, does your immunity with SS lower and become more susceptible to thing like Chicken Pox, even if you have had them before.My 7yr old has them, this is the 2nd time. She is currently on her 4th dose of antibiotics since August…Continue
Hi everyone, I haven't been around lately - lots going on for me down here in the land of Under in spring time.I became so unwell I had to resign my position, so I am officially resting now (LOL). Been in and out of hospital which I feel is all…Continue
Please bear with us, each Ben's Friends group will eventually be set up in similar fashion in attempt to make the site more user friendly. Different categories will include, emotional support, general, Doctor references, complementary therapies,…Continue
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
Just starting taking placquanil today. 1 1/2 tab per day. Hoping for some relief from fatigue pain dry eyes and mouth. I know it can take months to see any progress. I'll let you all know how it works. By the way. Haven't seen any posts from SK.…Continue
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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