Does having the anti-ssa/anti-ro found in your blood mean that you have the syndrome?

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Ellie27
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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been found to have the anti-ssa in my blood work..I haven't been told specifically that I have the syndrome, and I'm wondering if there are other factors to be included in the diagnosis?  It did say "dry eyes" in brackets next to the finding..I'm just curious.  Thanks.
 
 




<FONT color=#008000>Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.


Chartreux
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   Posted 11/15/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Ellie, you might want to write this question down and ask your doctor next time you see him/her..
or you might want to google it...I wish I had some better answers for you...
Dry eye's are usually the biggest problem with sjogrens, along with dry mouth, dry nasal passages and dry skin.
My eye's are so dry I need plugs in them and eye drops to keep the infection away...My eye doctor also
noted my eyes were so dry I had scratches on my corneas.....
Hope this helps...
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Ellie27
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   Posted 11/15/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate it. I'm just trying to piece more and more parts of what's up with me together. To make as much sense of my illness as I can, and to be well informed. I will ask my Rheumy in one of the next visits..unfortunately I have a barrel full of questions to ask, and you know how it is? They usually don't have time to answer ALL of them:) I definately have dry eyes, as they seem to lack moisture more than ever before. I never used to feel like I'd blink, blink, and then blink some more, only to have just as dry eyes as I did a moment ago...I can shut them for a good long time and they still feel dry. I've never been told that I have scratches on my eyes when I've had eye exams though. Sorry to hear about your eye troubles. That sounds a lot worse than mine. Must be very unpleasant. You are a kind soul to share what you do know with me. Thanks again.
-Ellie




<FONT color=#008000>Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, since then, Raynauds, Alopetia Areta, Vasculitis, discoid lesions, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.


Lynnwood
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   Posted 11/15/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Here is what my rheumy recommended as a first OTC attempt to keep the dry mouth, eyes, nose & ears of Sjogren's controlled.

Mouth – Biotene Mouthwash – 3x daily
Eyes – Hypotears, Tears Natural II – 2 drops, 4x daily
Nose – Ocean Spray, Air Nasal Saline Mist – 2 squirts per nostril, 2x daily
Ears – 1% hydrocortisone ointment, 2 mineral oil drops – 2x daily

My eyes & nose are the worst, and after 5+ years the OTC remedies are still working for me daily. When my ears itch I use the cortisone ointment, and sometimes I get dry mouth & use the Biotene. These are things that you can try to get relief whether you get an offical dx or not!
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mariette
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   Posted 1/1/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I find that my eyes and dry mouth are the worst.  I use visco tears eye gel, and biotene toothpaste and mouthwash.  Even without definite dx you can use things to help you.  My skin does get dry, especially on face neck and ears, I just use a moisturiser for it.  Take care cool
 
 
Mariette
 
 
dx- RA Sjogrens, Raynaud's carpal tunnel and overlap syndrome lupus/MCTD
 

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