Sjogren's Syndrome Support

A very warm welcome to Rose from Indiana!


Hi there, Rose

My name is Danielle and I am a Ben’s Friends intern. I wanted to take a moment to welcome you to Sjogren’s Syndrome Support. We are happy you found us!

I understand that you were diagnosed in the 90s and began dealing with awful joint pain in 2005. I am so sorry to hear about your subsequent diagnoses… as if one isn’t enough to manage.

I think it is wonderful that you enjoy travelling and cooking… and how lovely that you contribute to your community as a volunteer.

I wonder if you have had a chance to look around the site. If so, you might have discovered the search icon (magnifying glass, top right). This is what I use to browse through existing topics. I always encourage new members to create their own discussion posts by clicking the + New Topic tab. This is a great way to connect with others, ask new questions, and share your story.

Hope to hear from you soon,


Welcome @immune65! I have multiple diagnoses as well.

The Restasis drops do sting, but I typically keep the drops in the fridge and that seems to help. There’s a newer drug on the market as well for dry eye - Xiidra. You may want to ask your doctor about that. Also, if your tear ducts aren’t plugged you may want to talk to your doctor about it.