Sjogren's Syndrome... stomach issues, pain, forgetful? anyone

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Sjogren's Syndrome... stomach issues, pain, forgetful? anyone


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I take 60mg x 1 daily and this seems to help minimize the pain and I'm able to function. Occassionally (this week) I have to add a couple of doses of advil.

Sjogren's Syndrome... stomach issues, pain, forgetful? anyone


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@AS1218 I’m really sorry  hear that you are experiencing the symptoms and I too, have experienced each one of those symptoms and it’s not easy and it’s also extremely frustrating.  My heart goes out to you and your daughter. I was diagnosed when I was 15 (I’m 22 now) so I know being a young girl with something like this isn’t easy or simple at all.. I would encourage her to be and stay involved in support groups! You as well! 

 Burning arms- Two years ago I had the same exact situation with arms falling asleep within a five minute span and then having the burning sensation that wouldn’t go away.  There is nothing to help me sleep or help with the pain   Unfortunately but it ran it’s course and I haven’t had that issue not once since. Although I’m grateful that I no longer have been feeling that pain and discomfort and it affecting my sleeping, it’s on silent to know that none of my doctors know why this is occurring I have a solution for it I have had MRIs even while it was occurring and they were not able to find out what was going on still. 

Bloating- If you are on prednisone and I’ve noticed that  for me at least, it makes my bloating very bad and very painful .  Off prednisone, I  occasionally have bad bloating and digestive issues but one thing that helps is watching my sodium intake like how much salt I consume.  This was difficult for me at first but really the best thing is to eat as many vegetables as possible a day and of course your other necessary food groups .

dry mouth- I’ve Been struggling with dry mouth lately it’s particularly uncomfortable and frustrating when I’m trying to sleep and it wakes me up. One thing that kind of helps me sometimes is  something called Biotene which is a saliva substitute.  I would definitely ask your doctor about it to see if this is an okay option for you.