Sjogren's without blood markers?
I've been struggling under a dx of UCTD for a couple of years, although I have always privately suspected this is a "light" case of Lupus SLE.
I've started having severe dry mouth and my dentist is pulling teeth like crazy. Lots of dental issues. My rheumy looked in my mouth this month and said, "yes, you even look dry". She said, "This is real," and she fears Sjogren's, and yet my eyes are not dry.
She ran bloodwork yet again, but this time everything came back normal (except low vitamin D). I even had a normal ANA! This is very strange, as I've had a 1:640 ANA for several years.
Is it possible to have Sjorgren's without any blood markers and without dry eyes? What about my suddenly normal ANA? I am very confused.
Also, it's worth noting that I've been taking Prilosec, which can cause mouth dryness. My rheumy knows about the Prilosec.