| | Sjogren's, pheripheral neuropathy, vasculitis, plasmaphoresis
My husband was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome 4 years ago. His only symptom was painful burning feet. After tons of blood tests he tested positive for Anti-SS-A and anti-SS-B,elevated sed rate, positive ANA. His initial treatment was prednisone. After 2 months he developed steroid induced diabetes. He has been treated with methotrexate, Enbrel, IVIG, cytoxan and cellcept. All had to be discontinued because of side effects. Following his 3rd dose of IVIG he developed leukocytoclastic vasculitis. His pain is being unsuccessfully treated with nortriptyline, neurontin, and dilaudid. both his neurologist and rheumatologist have decided to try plasmaphoresis. He will be hospitalized next tuesday, a access port will be placed and he will have 5 days of plasmaphoresis.
My hubby is 51 and we are the proud parents of new great boys...age 17 and 10.
His current diagnosis is pheripheral neuropathy secondary to sjogren's syndrome induced vasculits.