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A 23-year-old female asked:

What should i worry about with having sjogren's syndrome and fibromyalgia and possibly lupus . will find out bout lupus one soon.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
I doubt you will...: Have both sjogren's and lupus, irrespective of seroligies. You must have features of the disease for DX the number one extra-glandular sx of sjogren's are cognitive dysfunction and fatigue, i would also throw out the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, i wrote a paper on the subject:"the effect of Modafinil on fatigue & cognitive function in sjogren's. http://acr.confex.com/acr/2007/webprogram/paper7848.
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Clarify diagnosis: Out of the diagnoses mentioned, fibromyalgia is most prevalent and increasingly recognized. Fibromyalgia is a central pain syndrome that causes diffuse body pain and fatigue triggered by poor sleep. An autoimmune disease such as sjogren's or lupus can trigger fibromyalgia, however, do not cause fibromyalgia. I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist to clarify diagnosis.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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