Hi all, just an update, I got the HLA-B27 as suggested..it was negative. I also saw an opthomologist who specializes in sjogrens @ Mass Eye and Ear. He did some tests and said while the eyes are dry, they are not near where his sjogrens patients are at. left was 6 and right was 8, he said 10 is normal. He said his sjogrens patients come in at 1 or 2 and my dry eye is much more inline with dryness levels resulting from lasik surgery (which I had in 2010).
Also saw oral medicine people @ the dry mouth/sjogrens clinic @ tufts and brigham. Two opinions, both said the mucosa looks fine and there are no abnormalities and no dental issues, no candida, etc. Said the glands produced a fair amount of saliva when palpated, one siad they looked fine, the other said they looked a little inhibited when he did it, but that could be from any number of factors, from what I ate/drank earlier, etc. said its not a very accurate way of diagnosisng.
One said no need to do the biopsy because its not going to show anything with me, the other said he didnt think it needed to be done but their oral surgeon would do it at my request...
I said I needed to think it over...seems like all signs are pointing away from Sjogrens, wish I could find a way to get that saliva biomarkers test done! any advice on where to get this?