I have all 3 also! I was dx'ed with fibro a couple of years ago. My rheumy long suspected RA but with more symptoms happening over the past couple months, she finally decided to make the diagnosis. She said "You probably have Sjoegren's too" because I wake up every morning with dry crusty eyes. I had an eye dr. visit about a year ago when I thought I was developing Grave's disease, and the eye dr. did a Schirmer tear test. He put a small piece of special paper in my eye on my lower eyelid and I had to sit there for a few minutes. They measure how much tear production you make and then diagnose you based on that. He said I definetely had dry eyes, but we were'nt thinking about Sjogren's then. He recommended eyedrops and either fish oil or flaxseed oil. I use the eyedrops and I have to go back soon because I just started Plaquenil and have to get the eye test that goes with that.
I take Lyrica for the fibro, and I just started the Plaquenil less than a month ago. My doc keeps throwing prescription NSAIDs at me and they work for a couple days and then stop. I don't even bother with over-the-counter pain meds because they do nothing. I am still in the process of learning how my body reacts to the fibro and now to the RA. Sometimes I can't tell what is caused by which! Here's what I do know: I have to parcel out my energy and decide what I am going to do each day. If I go out to the store, then I have to make sure I have somethig easy to make for dinner because I won't have the energy. I can clean for about 15-20 mintues but then I have to sit down and take a break. The fibro makes me stiff all over and tired. The RA makes my finger joints and now my larger joints (elbows, knees, ankles, hips) ache. I have had to give up alot of stuff that I used to do (like making jewelry) because if I use my hands too much I am in terrible pain. I call my hubby my sous chef because he preps all the food (peeling, slicing, etc) and I just cook it! I have a stool that I sit on when I am cooking dinner if I am not having a good day.
Now that the weather has gotten warmer I am not in as much pain. When we had all the cold weather and snow last month I was miserable. It seem that I am much more sensitive to the cold now. During the summer, the humidity really bothers me too and if I am outside for even 20 minutes I can feel my body getting stiff & achy. I don't know what I am going to do this summer, because I have 2 school-age girls and a 3-year-old boy, and they are all active and love to play outside in the summer!
My eyes are dry a lot and I wake up with crusty eyes. My mouth is dry a lot too. It seems like now when I read my kids a story at bedtime my mouth gets really dry and I start almost choking, but then , my mouth has always been dry!
Please know that you are not alone! I know how hard it is to always be tired and in chronic pain. Even dealing with being in pain tires you out! Keep talking to your doctors and try and get some more answers. And keep comong back here for support and to vent if you need to!
Diagnoses: Depression/Anxiety, PTSD, Hypothyroidsim, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, Raynaud's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Sjogren's
Meds: Celexa (once a day), Buspar (2x a day), Levoxyl (once a day), Metoprolol (once a day), Lyrica (3x a day), Plaquenil (2 times day), Clonazepam to help me sleep for the moment until I find something else.
Allergic to: Sulfa, Ceftin, Augmentin, and Synthroid (probably the filler).