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Sjorgens

Sjorgens

I wanted to ask anyone who has Sjorgens what are the symptoms please. A friend of mine believes she has it but having problems with the doctor getting a diagnose, so I thought I would put it out there and hope to get some answers thanks in advance

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system attacks parts of your own body by mistake. In Sjogren's syndrome, it attacks the glands that make tears and saliva. This causes a dry mouth and dry eyes.
There is no cure for Sjögren's syndrome.
It is not uncommon for people with Sjögren's syndrome to have complications of infections. Infections that are common in these patients include dental infections, eye infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, and vaginitis. Close monitoring and early treatment of these infections are keys to optimal outcomes.
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posted over 3 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Sjorgens is a disease, but usually a by-product of another disease, like lupus. It's like all the moisture in your body has dried up. Eyes are dry, itchy & sensitive to light. Mouths are dry, feeling always thirsty, lips cracking, and teeth becoming affected if it's not treated. Even skin is dry. There are treatments but no cures. See an ophthalmologist, who can prescribe drops that may help. Over the counter products for dry mouth are available, mouth rinsed, lozenges. Use a good lip balm. For your skin, use a good moisturizer. Drink lots of water!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

https://draxe.com/sjogrens-syndrome/

I did the best I could to copy this link.
My research and own experience has led me to these conclusions...Once you have one autoimmune disorder you will have others. It is difficult to get Drs. To understand. If you have symptoms of an AI research it and find out what you can do for yourself. AI disorders are not cureable so we treat the symptoms but some have complications that affect organs so continue to work with your doctor or find one you can work with.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I constantly have to have something to drink.dry itchy gritty eyes, dry skin..all of those things (I agree with a previous comment. I believe it is in combination with another mixed connective tissue disorder.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I have Sjogrens too.more than dry mouth and eyes, Using salagen for dry mouth helps a lot.drink more milk helps for moisture and slush water is more absorbant than water. Stay away from diretics. Food with creams and sauces soup for eating. Less bread, cakes and cookies unless dunking them. Restasis for eyes and gel drops in between. Stay out of wind wear goggles on those days.or stay indoors. Always wear sunglasses too. More omega foods. Joint pain and muscle pain physical therapy on core and working small muscles and hands wrists and arms. Have been good for pain control. Plaquenil was prescribed ,I was not able because of sensitive stomach. Extreme fatigue not found what works ,just rest often. Now ,call it slow bowel, need to be well hydrated. Hope it helps

posted over 3 years ago
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