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No difference: Sjogren's syndrome is sometimes referred to as sjogren's disease. Since it was first described as a group of signs and symptoms that suggested the presence of a disease, it was first called a syndrome. We understand sjogren's syndrome better with regard to it being a systemic autoimmune disease that affects principally secretory glands but also can affect other organs like lupus. ...Read more
I am being treated for psoriatic arthritis and hypothyroidism... And now they think I have sjorgens syndrome bc of mouth problems! is that possible?
Sjögren's syndrome: Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects different exocrine glands of the body. Symptoms include dry eyes, dry mouth which can lead to blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, & cavities. Can also cause cough, vaginal dryness & joint pains. Blood tests show anti-ro & anti-la autoantibodies. Treatments include artificial tears, cyclosporine A, lubricating agents & NSAIDS for pain ...Read more
None: None have any benefit. Save your money. ...Read more
I have raynaud's, sjorgens and fibro. Saw rheumatologist yesterday because of new issues and he checked me thoroughly.Last night- horrific pain.Normal?
Not enough info: Where is the pain? Pain is never normal. ...Read more
Autoimmune treatment: Uusally treatment for each involves the use of steroids, to dampen the effects of the immune system, attacking the body. Each syndrome consists of particular symptoms, which can be individually treated to limit distress from them, such as treating dry eyes in sjorgren's to using various pain medications for the multiple joint pains. Most of the symptoms improve with steroids. See Rheumatology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the gold standard test for sjorgens. Had high ana's in the past and then they were ok, then high, Inflammatory markers usually normal. ?
Antibody and dryness: Diagnosis of Sjogrens requires more than one condition to be satisfied. One being antibody markers and the other being dryness of eyes and mucus membranes. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sjogrens-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20020275 Wish you good health! ...Read more
Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... Help
Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... So confused
Yes can be controlle: either lupus or Sjorgen's, but why do you think you have either? first you have got to be diagnosed which is often hard to, and needs an experienced rheumatologist, check with your doctor first who might refer you if necessary, good luck ...Read more
I'm scheduled to have a lip biopsy to rule out Sjorgens worried about the pain afterwords and side effects and will they be able get enough tissues ?
Is going grain free helpful in auto immune sjorgens or other autoimmune disease if there is no known gut reaction or celiac disease?
Are dry mouth and vaginal dryness and atrophy related? Tested negative for sjorgens. I am recently postmenopausal.
Yes all related: Yes, they are related. Sjodren's syndrome affects all mucuos membranes: mouth, vagina, nose and eyes. Discuss with physician about treatment. With dry mouth, you run the risk of developing cavities very quickly. You must brush and floss daily and i would also add a daily Fluoride rinse, such as act or fluorigard, but not added in a mouthwash. Mouthwashes have alcohol that dries out mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does sjorgens show up in rheumy blood tests? What other than sjorgens would cause periods of dryness and sore glands all over. no allergies or anxiety
Usually: Most people of European ancestry who have Sjogren's have anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB. These are not very specific. Since Sjogren's isn't especially treatable, you may simply want to manage your symptoms with topical moisture-retaining agents. ...Read more