I am 26 years old with 3 children. Over the past few years, I have had problems with headaches, dry eyes, sore gums, dry hair and skin, no sexual desire because of pain, rapid heart rate, sweating, stomach aches, overall aches and pains......I'm pretty much a mess.
I was diagnosed with Graves disease about 6 months ago. I take methimazole and propranalol. last week my eye dr. told me that I needed to seriously consider being tested for sjogrens syndrome. He did 2 different dye tests in my eyes and said my eyes were "bone dry"
He added an eye steroid, and then I will be on restasis when that course is finished.
Is it common to have thyroid and sjogrens problems? I currently see an Endo....would this dr. be able to diagnose me definitely with sjogrens? And one more ?....could all of my symptoms be a part of both disorders...is this why I am so miserable, is there any hope?
A true thank you goes out to anybody who responds.