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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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Johns Hopkins Sjogrens clinic

Started by runrx in General. Last reply by runrx 16 minutes ago. 26 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?

Sjogrens symptoms

Started by Yessi in General. Last reply by Yessi 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Insomnia and headache?or am I just experiencing normal persons bad day lol

Sjogrens

Started by Roadcan in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by EnjoyLife 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello,I guess im one of the few males around :) well, I'm 50 and my story started probably 5 or 6 years ago but in the last 18 months I've been having monthly episodes that I call my period. I'm in Miami with access to excellent care but this…Continue

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Prednisone and other corticosteroids

Started by · Lisa D · in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by EnjoyLife 3 hours ago. 15 Replies

Just curious, have you taken a steroid other than Prednisone?1) what drug was it?2) pro's: what benefit did/does it give you?3) con's: what side effects/problems did you have on the medication?Thank you so much for any input.L.D.…Continue

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So much to learn...

Started by microkat in New Member Checkin. Last reply by microkat 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hello all!I have very recently in the past few weeks been diagnosed with Sjogren's. I actually thought that I was having diabetes symptoms and my doctor though thyroid problem. She vaguely mentioned a disease that gives you dry mouth and dry eyes…Continue

Creatinine Levels

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My GP took some bloods as I hav'nt been well, she was concerned my ceatinine level was 400., so she wrote to my consultant. I saw him last night and he said he can't see why my GP was concerned, he said athletes can have level of 1000 or more ( im…Continue

Hi, I'm New

Started by newcreation in New Member Checkin. Last reply by Aunt J 7 hours ago. 2 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

Neurontin/Gabapentin Experience

Started by tj1 in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by newcreation 8 hours ago. 12 Replies

I'm curious about something. We are seeing wider use of this med as an analgesic for nerve pain. One of the more common effects is excess saliva proeduction. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this med?Continue

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