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Sunshine replied to Sunshine's discussion Methotrexate
"Thank you. I had been on quite a few websites...that one was a good one. That article, as well as…"
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Stoney replied to Sunshine's discussion Methotrexate
"There is lots of great information available about methotrexate, since it's a fairly old drug.…"
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I have just been diagnosed with ss last week. My main complaint is dry mouth and many digestive…See More
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"Thanks dancermom, I do feel like this group has helped me a lot. Just reading other discussions and…"
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"Hi Karen and welcome. I am fairly new here also, was just diagnosed this month and more blood…"
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Started by Sunshine in General. Last reply by Sunshine 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

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

2 questions

Started by Karen Power in General. Last reply by bluesheeler 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

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

Just some info please

Started by Bones in General. Last reply by Bones yesterday. 11 Replies

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

The long and winding road

Started by Tog in General. Last reply by Tog on Saturday. 6 Replies

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

As you can see, we are re-organizing the group!

Started by SK in Sjogrens Articles, News and Research. Last reply by Wendy8091 on Saturday. 5 Replies

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

For our International Members

Started by dancermom in General on Wednesday. 0 Replies

If you are seeking a doctor or a local support group internationally, this resource may be helpful to you:http://www.sjogrens.org/home/get-connected/isnContinue

Shortness of breath :(

Started by Ingrid in General. Last reply by Ingrid on Wednesday. 15 Replies

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


Started by Connie in General. Last reply by Connie on Wednesday. 26 Replies

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

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What is Sjogren's Syndrome?


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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1 We have a new moderator here on Sjogren's!

We have a new moderator here on Sjogren's!

Posted by SK on October 30, 2014

2 Share your tips for staying warm!

Share your tips for staying warm!

Posted by SK on November 14, 2014

3 Dry Mouth, dry nose

Dry Mouth, dry nose

Posted by Country girl on November 8, 2014

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one possible trigger for Sjogrens development identified?

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