Question About Neuralgia's with Sjogrens
Hi, I usually post on the back and spinal boards as I suffer from many back problems, but I also have auto-immune disorders, Sjogrens being one of them, I suffered for years many years before being diagnosed three years ago for the disorder, I'm currently on Evoxac three times a day, I drink plenty of water , chew lots of sugarless gum, do the eye drops, etc..... I'm also on plaquenil for lupus, I also have raynauds.
My question is I've been getting partial head and facial numbness that my neurologist was testing me for strokes, clotting disorders all of which thank god were normal, my neurologist and pain doc. both said that my head numbness is coming from my neck but that my facial numbness could be coming from my sjogrens disease.
I've read a book about sjogrens and for the life of me I don't remember anything being mentioned about neuralgias, and unfortunately I cannot find the book, do any of you know if sjogrens causes neuralgias?
I'm also to get a hearing test as I've noticed that I have a decrease in hearing in my right ear and it at times feels full but I have no fluid in my ear, I also have decreased sensations on the right side of my face.
I'm sure as all of you know this disease is a bugger,,,I have days where my evoxac helps and other days where it doesn't.
It took three years for my blood work to show sjogrens, my anti-SSA last round just came back very high positive, I suffered for years with chronic dry eyes, very bad dry skin, constant thirst no saliva in my mouth docs kept testing me for diabetes always came back fine and then they would let me go, it was a long struggle to finally get to where I'm at now.
I'm sure I'll be visiting here also, I didn't realize that there was a sjogrens area here, now I'm glad I found you all.