It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Sjögren's Syndrome Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-30-2009, 06:14 AM   #1
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.
Posts: 17
dolby HB User
Sjogren's Syndrome and Gout?

I've been suffering from what I thought were gout attacks for the last 5 years. I thought they were gout and they behaved like gout attacks. I've treated it with Naproxen and the attacks always responded very well to a small dose (187.5mg). So for me, gout (whatever it is) was pretty easy to manage.

Fast forward to 2009. I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes in 6/2009. I started my low carb diet and my gout attacks increased in frequency. At this time, I tested positive (very high, 8-9) for Antinuclear Antibodies Direct for Sjogren's Syndrome (SS-B), which frequently accompanies rheumatoid arthritis.

I've noticed that, yes, my gout attacks have increased but I seem to be experiencing 2 distinct types of gout: (i) one that responds quickly to NSAID medication (187.5mg) and (ii) another which takes longer to recover and is less acute (less painful), requiring larger Naproxen dosage over a number of days.

I'm also experiencing a very dry mouth; by the morning, my mouth is so dry, I immediately have to get water in me. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to get some water in me. I'm not thirsty, however; just my whole mouth is really dry. No dry eyes yet, however. My whole body is very dry and I have dry, scaly feet and hands which I attributed to out of control diabetes but which I now realize may be symptoms of SS.

I've also been experiencing constipation for about a yera now, which I understand could result from lack of moisture in my colon.

What exactly is the link between gout and SS? Can you have gout and SS? I thought having gout precluded Reumathoid Arthritis. Perhaps I have always had Rheumatoid Arthritis rather than gout?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Burning skin associated with possible sjogren's syndrome Bren24 Sjögren's Syndrome 15 07-28-2010 10:14 AM
Mom has thyroid disease - High calcium, gout, sarcoid, etc. Please help. :( Karina1 Thyroid Disorders 16 05-10-2010 07:37 PM
bloodtest for sjogren mary003 Sjögren's Syndrome 5 04-07-2009 09:46 AM
Is Sjogren's a syndrome... vic77 Sjögren's Syndrome 2 04-28-2008 05:38 PM
Sjogren's, pheripheral neuropathy, vasculitis, plasmaphoresis Mike'swife Sjögren's Syndrome 1 08-16-2007 10:41 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:58 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!