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Doctor insights on: Tongue Problems Found With Sjogrens And Lupus

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In sjogrens syndrome, sle and subacute cutaneous lupus, is the underlying problem the same?

In sjogrens syndrome, sle and subacute cutaneous lupus, is the underlying problem the same?

Yes: The three conditions all share a common underlying mechanism, that of autoimmune inflammation. Each condition manifests this mechanism in a specific organ or gland, namely the salivary gland, skin, kidneys, etc. ...Read more

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In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

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

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Do you think there will ever be a cure for lupus and sjogrens ?

Do you think there will ever be a cure for lupus and sjogrens ?

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

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Which the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus which is worse?

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

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What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

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

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Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?

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

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Is a temperature of 95.9 normal? I'm feeling pretty tired today, so that's why i took it. I also have sjogrens and poss lupus if that matters.

No.: The average temp should be between high 97 to low 99. Sometimes this may mean hypoglycemia but you need to make sure that your thermometer measures accurately and that you are not breathing through the mouth while the temperature is being taken. ...Read more

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Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Yes: Diet, exercise, a good nights sleep are very important with this disease. It is also important to be monitored for kidney disease, to treat the dryness symptoms, and to take meds (plaquenil) to protect your future. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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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