I've been on this site for a while, but this is my first post in a long time. I too have Sjogren's, lupus (SLE), Hashimoto's thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, Reynaud's, and now they're investigating something with my liver. The Sjogren's is the worst, though, right now. My mouth is constantly dry; I drink about 200 oz water or more daily. My eyes get dry, sore, puffy eyelids and dark circles under my eyes that drive me crazy. I use Restasis when I remember it, and it helps somewhat. I notice that when I get tired, that "lupus tired", it hits my eyes first. It's hard to describe the feeling, but very different from regular tired like other people feel. (I was diagnosed with all this in November 2006, by the way).
I've also had all my teeth pulled and got dentures over the summer because the Sjogren's attacked my teeth so badly. I'm only 39, so it's been quite an adjustment, but now I'm glad I did it. (If anyone has questions about that process, I'd be glad to answer them). The constant cavities, breaking teeth, gum infections, and outrageous dental bills were just too much for me. Fortunately, I don't get the mouth sores much anymore. I don't know if it's because of the dentures or not, but I'm grateful for that!!!
I take Armour thyroid medication, and although the doctor is still adjusting the dose, I feel great most of the time. I take Plaquenil too, and a number of vitamins/supplements. (Fish oil, prescription strength, Evening primrose oil, vitamin D, vitamin B12). I also take two medications to manage asthma/lung issues. But I went from being so ill I couldn't work for a while last year, being stuck using a nebulizer because the lupus was attacking my lungs, to working full time again, going out on the occasional night, living a nearly full life again. I've lost almost 70 pounds since April, and feel healthy both physically and emotionally most of the time. It's been a huge process, one that changed my life in every way, but I have learned so much.