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Old 05-09-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
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Does this sound like Sjogrens?

My husband has dry eyes---that feel gritty. I don't remember the name of the type of stye he had under his eye, that had to be surgically removed because of this.

He has fluid on his knees----arthritis?

His nose is very dry inside---has to use a gel during the winter. He has sores at times in it, and they bleed.

He has gerd. And, colitis at times.

His lips are dry and peel in sheets.

His voice is hoarse and sometimes the sounds don't come out.

He has major swallowing issues. (he has had all of the espaphgeal workups to rule out cancer, etc.)

His primary Doctor said he didn't have it from reading his blood test. But, I think this sounds exactly like it.

Any opinions?

 
Old 05-19-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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Re: Does this sound like Sjogrens?

It sounds identifcal to what I am experiencing.

I too did not have positive blood tests. Eye physician, oral pathologist and rheumatologist say, yes, it is Sjogrens. Neurologist says "no" and is looking toward MS although I have no other indicators other than a brain lesion which could be SS as well.
Frustrating! All you want is for someone to tell yo positively what is wrong with you so you can deal with it and move on. That just seems so hard for anyone to do!

 
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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Re: Does this sound like Sjogrens?

Your husband's eye problem sounds like rosacea. Rosacea can affect your facial skin, esp the nose, and also effect the eyes. An opthmalogist can treat this.

 
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