Hi there, Terry
My name is Danielle and I am a Ben’s Friends intern. Welcome to Sjogren’s Syndrome Support. We are happy you found us!
I understand that you are dealing with Sjogren’s, Fibro, Raynaud’s and arthritis- as if one diagnosis isn’t enough to manage. It sounds like you are using a range of different methods to prevent dryness. How are these working for you?
You are certainly not alone in your desire to feel normal. Although I cannot imagine what types of symptoms you are dealing with on a daily basis, I once heard a community member say that part of healing is adjusting to a new kind of normal. Things might not be quite the same, and that is ok. Our physical health is constantly changing in different ways, and everyone experiences these changes at some point. Speaking to others and learning different ways of coping in a community can help members to feel a bit more “normal."
Please do not hesitate to create your own discussion posts by clicking the + New Topic tab. This is a great way to connect with others and share your story.
Hope to hear from you soon,