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What's the best way to deal with fatigue from sjogrens?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Fatigue common.

Fatigue is the most common extraglandular manifestion of sjogren's.
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In brief: Fatigue common.

Fatigue is the most common extraglandular manifestion of sjogren's.
I presented a paper at the acr meeting in 2007 showing that Modafinil at doses of 100-200mg/day was remakably effective. An article, forthcoming, by myself and colleagues, in clincal pharmacology, will have much more detail. You can read the abstract by googling namey & modafinil. It will have my abstract!
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Dr. John Goldman
But also consider that fatigue can be present for other reeasons. The best therapy can also include sleep evaluation and exercise.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Need to know more

You need to define why you have the fatigue.
Is it due to the sjogren's? What are the manifestations of the sjogrens that cause fatigue: anemia? Lung disease? Kidney disease? Etc. Many people have fatigue because they don't sleep well. Be cetrtain that a sleep evaluation is done. It could be sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome. It might not be related to the sjogren's. Ask the doctor.

In brief: Need to know more

You need to define why you have the fatigue.
Is it due to the sjogren's? What are the manifestations of the sjogrens that cause fatigue: anemia? Lung disease? Kidney disease? Etc. Many people have fatigue because they don't sleep well. Be cetrtain that a sleep evaluation is done. It could be sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome. It might not be related to the sjogren's. Ask the doctor.
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