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Hi All!I had to quit my Methotrexate due to elevated liver enzymes. I restarted Plaquenil, which I had quit taking a couple years ago.I have become very jittery, shaky, and nervous and wonder if it is the holidays, or a side effect that will…Continue
Have been having blood pressure high and am reacting to the blood pressure meds. Does anyone have an idea on naturally lowering blood pressure? An yone go thru reacting to meds bad? I seem to react to just about all meds. Thanks, DrygirlContinue
I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. She had ordered a blood test earlier, and told me about the results. Before Sjogren's Disease hit me, I already had hypothyroidism. I've been taking medicine for it, and I thought I had it under control. …Continue
I never know what is just a symptom of Sjogrens and what I should be more concerned about. A few weeks ago my ear started bleeding, I went to the doctor and he said he didn't see anything wrong so I shrugged it off. However it's bleeding again…Continue
I am aware that with time this no Gluten, diary and sugar diet will pay off and my symptoms get less but right now its a struggle and I am feeling very alone.I am trying so hard and succeeding with cutting out the above and meat but you just need…Continue
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
Please welcome assybish as a new moderator here on Sjogren's support. His contributions have been priceless, and he will be working with us to bring about the next set of changes upcoming to all Ben's Friends support groups to happen here.BTW, I…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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