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Sjogrens and gastritis

Started by Kaz in General. Last reply by Kaz 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi all,Just wanting to know how many other people with Sjogrens suffer from gastritis? I was hospitalised a few years ago with very bad gastritis. I was asked then had I ever been diagnosed with that previously and said no. However, I found out the…Continue

Tags: nausea, pain, stomach, gastritis, sjogrens

Does anyone make their own soaps?

Started by SK in General. Last reply by SK 8 hours ago. 16 Replies

There are more and more people making their own laundry soap, not only for the monetary savings, but because of the lack of chemicals that irritate and dry the skin. I've never tried it, but am considering it. The grating of the soap and cooking and…Continue


Started by Sally Medina in General. Last reply by Nana times 10!! 11 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hello. My name is Sally.  Today is a melancholy day ie: depressed day.Continue

Testing my sense of humor

Started by Cassi440 in General. Last reply by EnjoyLife yesterday. 5 Replies

I am still horribly sick with pancreatitis and it is now 5 weeks. I just packed an emergency bag so I can be ready to leave for the ER if I don't get some relief soon. I go to the door and check for the mail and I find a notice for jury duty! I have…Continue

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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Latest Activity

Kaz replied to Kaz's discussion Sjogrens and gastritis
"Yes, I am curious to hear others experiences as well. I am due to have a colonscopy in a few weeks…"
2 hours ago
Yogatose and SK are now friends
3 hours ago

EnjoyLife replied to Kaz's discussion Sjogrens and gastritis
"Kaz I'm sorry to hear you are still getting the run of it. I wonder if there is something to…"
6 hours ago

SK replied to Kaz's discussion Sjogrens and gastritis
"Geez Kaz, you are just getting hit with one thing after another! So sorry you are dealing with…"
7 hours ago

SK replied to SK's discussion Does anyone make their own soaps?
"Thanks Sally! The Dollar Tree stores?"
8 hours ago
Sally Medina replied to SK's discussion Does anyone make their own soaps?
"Hello. First of all thank you for the warm welcome and for allowing me to vent out of controlled. I…"
8 hours ago
Sally Medina replied to Kaz's discussion Sjogrens and gastritis
"Hello. If I stay extremely far away from all proteins (except seed protein) my bowels tummy etc.…"
8 hours ago

Scott Orn left a comment for GiGi1
"Hi GiGi1 -  Huge welcome to the community! This is a great place! One tip, if you have…"
8 hours ago

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