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   Posted 10/31/2016 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
(i posted a post earlier, but had few more questions so i post another post)
Hello, i am a 23 years old male. I was told by a rheumatologist that i probably have SS about 5 months ago. since than i've been taking plaquenil.
One thing i've noticed is that i get a sort of dizzines and fatigue mainly in the morning until afternoon and most of the days it somewhat passes in the evening.
Is it common that SS affects according to the hour in the day? Does a lot of people with SS have their fatigue a bit reileved in the evening?

another thing that is odd to me is that i have this syndrome in the first place. It is my understanding that 90 percent of the population with SS is female and above 40, how can it be that i a 23 years old male have it?

thank you very much

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   Posted 10/31/2016 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I hadn't heard the statistic you quote, 90% female over 40. But it sounds like you are one of the 10% that don't fit that, so there you are.

If your dizziness/fatigue is in the morning and not later in the day, I would suggest looking at what you are eating and when you are eating it. I haven't noticed anything like that associated with Sjogren's, but I have seen that sort of pattern associated with food - too much carbs & not enough protein in the mornings.
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   Posted 11/2/2016 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
You can definitely get it young! I was told I had it when I was 20. My biggest issues with Sjogren's in the beginning was dry eyes, and progressed from there. It also runs in my family. Anyways, I tend to have sudden fatigue and can hit me at any time.

Was there something specific you wanted to know other then it being confirmed that it sounds like you're in the 10% of men who get it?

As a side note, I'm curious as to why they think you have SS. Did you test positive for the blood work (not that you need too be positive to have it)? Are you showing other symptoms? My Rheumatologist told me in the beginning I could have all these symptoms that people with SS have, but doesn't mean that I actually have it, could be something else. It's basically like putting a puzzle together.

Post Edited (CuzIkool) : 11/2/2016 1:00:51 PM (GMT-6)

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