Would either of these point to Sjorgens

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Tif
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   Posted 12/29/2017 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, my neurologist sent me for blood work for Sjorgens and Lyme Disease. The only things that came back was a high Alpha A 1 Globulin and a reactive 41 IGG band.

He sent me because he found my feet and brain weren't communicating like they should, also off balance when I walk and/or stand. I have had dry mouth, nose, eyes for a few years now, my eyes most of the time feel tired and burn, I was tested for swallowing issues (nothing found), my thoughts don't seem very clear at times, word sometimes come out wrong, forgetful/foggy brain, forget things all the time, joint pain, tired all the time, very off balance (I have fallen a couple times! I don't see him till Feb, I do see my primary in January so I'm gonna ask him and ask for a referral to a rheumatoid dr when I see him. I would just like answers as to why I feel this way.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 12/30/2017 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
As far as I know, neither of those is associated with Sjogren's. Here is a great discussion of how Sjogren's is diagnosed. www.sjogrens.org/home/about-sjogrens/diagnosis

You are right, a rheumatologist would be the right Dr to investigate a possible Sjogren's diagnosis.

Meanwhile, you might try the Biotene line of products for mouth issues, and use an eye lubricant, such as Tears NATURALE-II, to keep your eyes moist. You want a NON-medicated eye drop that says lubricant on the label; not anything for red eye.

Best wishes,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Tif
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   Posted 12/30/2017 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you!
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