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Old 04-03-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
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Sjogrne's (SHOW-Grins) Syndrome - Symptoms

Sjögren's is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture producing glands. I.E. Tears, Saliva, Sweet Glands etc...

Here are some Symptoms to look for:

dry, gritty, or burning sensation in the eyes
difficulty talking, chewing, or swallowing
sore or cracked tongue
dry or burning throat
a change in the sense of taste or smell
increased dental decay
joint pain
digestive problems
dry nose
dry skin
fatigue

Not everyone will have all of these symptoms. You could have some or all not everyone is the same. If you know of more and want to list them please do, but only list what you are 100% positive are symptoms of Sjogrne's.

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Old 04-05-2005, 03:37 PM   #2
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Re: Sjogrne's (SHOW-Grins) Syndrome - Symptoms

Our parotid glands are our salava glands, and also the glands that we have the
MUMPS in ! This was my first diagnoses........., ' MUMPS ', before going to a
terrific Doctor of Infectious Diseases, AND my Rhumitologist Doctor.
I have degeneritive Arthritis, and I am hoping since my ' Sjogren's ' diagnoses isn't a
sign of Rhumitoid Arthritis, in the future.
I wouldn't be surprised though, since my Arthritis is worse, for sure.
My 100 % other symptoms, of ' Sjogren's Syndrome ', are :
dry eyes
very dry mouth
total fatigue
cracked tongue
dryness of skin
digestive problems
joint and muscle pain
But, my most disturbing one, is my swollen, painful parotid glands. Anyone have this ?
When I looked up SS, and saw the photos, I went EEK, this looks like me...,
THANKS, hope I helped someone, knowing that we all have different symptoms...,
Gee Gee

 
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Old 04-05-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Re: Sjogrne's (SHOW-Grins) Syndrome - Symptoms

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gee Gee
Our parotid glands are our salava glands, and also the glands that we have the
MUMPS in ! This was my first diagnoses........., ' MUMPS ', before going to a
terrific Doctor of Infectious Diseases, AND my Rhumitologist Doctor.
I have degeneritive Arthritis, and I am hoping since my ' Sjogren's ' diagnoses isn't a
sign of Rhumitoid Arthritis, in the future.
I wouldn't be surprised though, since my Arthritis is worse, for sure.
My 100 % other symptoms, of ' Sjogren's Syndrome ', are :
dry eyes
very dry mouth
total fatigue
cracked tongue
dryness of skin
digestive problems
joint and muscle pain
But, my most disturbing one, is my swollen, painful parotid glands. Anyone have this ?
When I looked up SS, and saw the photos, I went EEK, this looks like me...,
THANKS, hope I helped someone, knowing that we all have different symptoms...,
Gee Gee
I know, I am aware that ' Sjogren's Syndrome ', is also an
autoimmune disease. My Mom died with this disease, along with Leukemia.
Gee Gee

 
Old 09-24-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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Re: Sjogrne's (SHOW-Grins) Syndrome - Symptoms

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Originally Posted by terrienne
I know, I am aware that ' Sjogren's Syndrome ', is also an
autoimmune disease. My Mom died with this disease, along with Leukemia.
Yes, there is Primary and Secondary Sjogrens. Primary is when you have Sjogrens alone and Secondary is when you have Sjogrens along with another autoimmune disease like your how your mom did. sorry for her passing...

 
Old 01-18-2006, 02:41 PM   #5
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Re: Sjogrne's (SHOW-Grins) Syndrome - Symptoms

painful neuropathy.

I'm currently being tested for this due to my peripheral neuropathy although I don't think I have problems with dry mouth.




and I wonder the likelyhood since my grandmother had scleroderma...which is associated with this...what are the chances?

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