hi...I als have Fibromyalgia...got IBS first and then when the fibro hit, it seemed to trigger everything else. Last year I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (painful bladder disease) and now the Sjogrens...what next? I think my Grandmother may have had Sjogrens, but back then they didn't diagnose things like this...she was constantly drinking and putting drops in her eyes...oh the joys!
Originally Posted by Angie10
I'm 36 and was around your age when my health started getting worse. Since my early twenties I had Fibromyalgia but nothing more. Then in 2006 my health started going down hill. I have no idea why but I was under an extreme amount of stress related to work and think this just helped to kick of a condition that was already stirring in my body.
I don't know of anyone in my family that could have had Sjogrens, so like you, I'm at a loss to understand how it could all happen. I was actually told by a wise woman on the Lupus board not to take items to boost my immune system because it was already overactive. However, I take vitamin C, spirulina, and eat my fair share of fruits and vegetables. I think the only thing that has kept me healthy this winter has been avoiding prednisone, eating healthy, and drinking water. I also try to get out for walks. This was my first winter on Methotrexate so I was shocked that I didn't end up with pneumonia like I did last year. Go figure!
We may never know why this happend. Yet, it is with us now, like an unwanted companion, so we have to make the best of it and try to be good to ourselves. I hope that you continue to do well and can have more good days ahead!