In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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I know just what you are talking about! People with lupus are prone to cold sores, and any mucosa is fair game for the little nasty ulcerations. It is characteristic of Sjogren's, dry eyes, but I get crops of sores, (ulcers), in my nose, and mouth. They can turn up on eyes, and private parts. Our intestines are lined with mucus, too, and they can get inflammed, too. I get periodic bouts of mucousy, bloody diarrha, that is very similar to IBS, or Crohn's Disease. There is alot of overlap in these autoimmune illnesses like ours. This winter has been extra cold, and I find using an over the counter lubricating eye drop, (recommended by my eye dr., too) helps alot. I am SOOOO glad you saw a dr. Hope drops help,