Re: Diagnosed with ms and sjogrens
I was originally diagnosed with M.S., but now the main school-of-thought is that I have CNS involved Sjogrens instead. My original neurologist thinks I may have both, as it is the same destructive anti-body which is believed responsible for both diseases. However, other neurologists, and Elaine Alexander, a neurologist who has done extensive testing on the subject, believes a patient will have only one or the other disease. May I ask why you have been diagnosed with both? Did you test positive in your Cerebral Spinal Fluid for oligoclonal bands? This would indicate M.S., but not conclusively. I am not disputing what your experts have diagnosed you with. I am merely looking to find out what renders the diagnosis of both diseases concurrently, as there is much back-and-forth between my specialists about me in this regard. Thus far, I'm only being followed for Sjogren's. Any thoughts would be most welcome.
On a personal note, how are you coping? It must be very spiritually wearing to live with both these diseases. My thoughts and good wishes are sent to you. Take care.