My diagnoses for Sjogren's came from a blood test. I had no idea what Sjogren's was. My Rheumy did not think me to be in enough pain to have Lupus. so he did more bloodwork and a few days later, his nurse called me and told me that the doctor said that Sjogren's was what was wrong with me. Wrong with me? He also said that Sjogren's was a variation of Lupus
I have had blood tests done before for Lupus and they were not positive enough for some doctors, though they were willing to treat me with prednisone and plaquenil. and I have learned here at this forum, that this is what counts, the treatment. the treatment that can make us feel better.
It sounds to me like you have a really good doctor, one that believes the symptoms and not just the blood test. I would stay with that one.
Rosie, I certainly need one of these sun block shirts. No matter how many times I tell myself to remember the sunscreen lotion, I remember it when I am about halfway to a place that I am going to. need to put some in my car maybe. I can see it now. Stomping teenage boys feet squirting suntan lotion all over the place. "Whoops sorry Mawmaw" they would probably say.
I could probably save myself a lot of pain later on if I would remember. Having such a shirt in the car however, would be wonderful. even if I forgot at first, it would be there when I do remember. Even if it landed in the floor board and stuffed under the seat, would not matter.
I have robust teenage grandsons, and they throw things in the floor to make room for thier man sized selves in my very small car.
I will have to look around and see if I can find one. might even be able to find one in the thrift stores.
Is it expensive Rosie?
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine , plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid, Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin, Restasis