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I was wondering if any of you have problems with sugar alcohols such as xylitol? It seems all of these products give me gas and stomach pain. Any ideas? What do you suck on for the dryness? Oh yes, then there is my allergy to glycerine.I have had a…Continue
Good Afternoon All,I was wondering if any of you have uncontrollable skin issues. I've always had something called Lichen Planus. I used to be able to use streoid cream and it would clear up quickly for a very long time. UNFORTUNATELY, no more...I…Continue
Last night with my usual gallbladder gas up to my eyeballs I willed myself to think about what I did to relieve this symptom before my brain fog set in.Fennel tea! I tried it and it helped without drying my mouth out.Perhaps this will help some of…Continue
Hello everyone, I have a question in regards to meds for either SSJ or lupus. I've been taking cellcept for 4 mos. for the lupus to help with my kidney damage. Since AI suppressants are supposed to lower the immune system resulting in lower WBC,…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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