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Tongue Problems Found With Sjogrens And Lupus
Possibly: Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth. It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens. ...Read more
Yes, I hope: As a rheumatologist I leave with the uncertainty of most of our disorders and also with the big issue of most of them being chronic and incurable disease, but I am an optimist and hope for a cure or at least better treatment to achieve remission, as we already have for example much more for rheumatoid arthritis. The last thing you should loose is hope. ...Read more
They: Sjogren's is in some ways a milder disease but it can have significant organ involvement. Sjogrens's typically affects the moisture glands in your body causing dryness, whereas lupus does not. Sometimes they can coexist together. Lupus can have significant organ involement compared to sjogren's and often is worse than sjogrens in terms of organ involvement. ...Read more
They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. Both can lead to very serious, life threatening disease. More often, however, they are relatively well managed. In summary, severe lupus is probably worse than severe sjogrens, but there are exceptions. ...Read more
Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?
Yes: Sjogren's can have flares just like sle and there is frequently overlap between the two. Neither is desirable when organ involvement occurs since these are very difficult to treat or reverse. ...Read more
Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?
Rheumy has diagnosis me and 2 others that i know with sjogrens within a months time. Dr. Refered to it each time as "baby cousin of lupus." get 2nd opinion?
See below: It is ultimately your choice whether to seek another opinion, but if 3 doctors are saying that you have sjogren's there is a chance that you might have it. ...Read more
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