I noticed that a lot of forum members have what they call "Sjogren's Syndrome"
I kind of always glanced at the word but didn't think really what it was... I got so curious tonight (have bad insomnia AGAIN from my mania so I'm wide awake to read!!!!!...) so I looked it up.
I'm not being a hypochondriac here, every single symptom I have read is something that has bothered me for a while now, please hear me out:
-Dry mouth, which can even make swallowing difficult at times (I've had swallowing problems for quite some time now) I ALSO tend to have an "itchy" feeling on my TONGUE! Would that have anything to do with this maybe?
-Dry eyes, I am always scratching at my eyes even though I put drops in them daily, no matter how much I wash them out (I've tried all temperatures of water!) it always feels like there is "grit" in them, which is the word they used on this one site.. "grit" or "sand", AND sometimes they even burn!!! (And I do not wear contacts)
-Mouth sores, I've posted another thread before about having mouth sores...
-Cavaties, I am one to always develop cavaties even though I take very good care of my teeth (brush after every meal, floss, use mouth wash daily, etc.)
-Dry nose and throat, at times I will have a cough or a "tickle" in my throat that will NOT go away.
-Eyes sensitive to the light, this could be from the Fibro itself, but my eyes are VERY sensitive to sunlight and even computer or TV light.
-(Not to be too personal but...) Dryness "down under", I have been to my doctor because of itchiness/dryness there, and he never found nothing going on, like a yeast infection, or anything like that; But it makes intercourse painful sometimes!!!
-Fatigue (Which might just be from my Fibromyalgia of course)
-Other problems, such as very dry skin and tingling/numbness, which are all things I am always experiencing. I was planning on discussing the tingling/numbness at my next appt.
Am I correct with all of these symptoms? Is there anything else I should know?????
Other questions I have:
-Do I speak to my family doctor about this or bring it up when I go to my Rhuemy on the 22nd?
-Am I even in the proper age rage that is usually affected by this? (I'm very young!)
-What would they even do for it if they discovered I do have it?
-Is this something serious???? I read something about it affecting internal organs and everything!!!!!!!
-HOW DO YOU EVEN PRONOUNCE IT? LOL
PLEASE! I'd appreciate anyone's input!!! BE HONEST WITH ME! Thank you soooo much!
21 years old
Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Irrational fears