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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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Lupus and Sjogren's

Started by idioskosmos in New Member Checkin. Last reply by EnjoyLife 10 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I was diagnosed with Lupus and Sjogren's in 2009, but did not begin treatment until 2014 (long story).  I sort of ignored the Sjogren's diagnosis because I didn't understand it.  This spring, my friends mother did from Sjogren's and it really…Continue

Plaquenil

Started by Gingylyn in General. Last reply by EnjoyLife yesterday. 6 Replies

I saw a rheumatologist finally today. She prescribed Plaquenil and drew 12 vials of blood to check my clotting factors and test for lupus , as well as a urine test to check my kidneys she said. My concern is if this med will cause me to gain weight.…Continue

Low Dose Naltrexone

Started by Olive LaRue in Complementary Therapy. Last reply by Nonna1 on Monday. 27 Replies

Have any of you heard or tried LDN? I've been doing a little research on it and have a friend who takes it for Hashimoto's and another autoimmune disease I cannot recall, and it has changed her life. I also joined a Facebook group called…Continue

Words of encouragement

Started by gt123 in General. Last reply by Kquixtar on Monday. 6 Replies

I have been taking predisone since September 2015, hydroxychloroquine since December 2015 and methotrexate since April 2016 when my predisone was gradually reduce to 4 mg.  My swelling and pain has been greatly reduced.  I had my sed rate check…Continue

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