Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Post 2 : )

Right now, the RA, Sjogren's, and Fibro are the worst. Most people are somewhat familiar with Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis, most are not with Sjogren's Syndrome (pronounced, SHOW GRENS). So for this post, I'll probably focus more on that.Sjogren's is an Autoimmune Disease that can come alone, or with others, such as RA. It's 2 main symptoms that characterize the disease are Dry eyes and Dry mouth. EXTREME DRYNESS, I could tell when it started and it wasn't from the meds anymore. I use a daytime eye drop and a nightime ointment, for comfort, and to do my part at saving my vision. I am on a prescription for the Dry Mouth, which is a hit and miss. Some days I have NO MOISTURE, and others, OCEAN ; ) LOL So far with the Sjogren's the only additional problems I have had are EXTREME dry/delicate skin, and my lungs are affected. It's been about 2 or so years now, and I pretty much always have a cough, sometimes it's irritating and others AWFUL! When the Cough gets bad, like now in the winter, It takes everything out of me, I sound like I have the worst case of Bronchitis ever, just another reason I get dirty looks, even though I am very careful with my non contagious cough, wish others would be with their CONTAGIOUS one ; )

I think I will leave for now ; ) My shoulders/elbows/hands aren't sure if they agree with me on how good idea a Blog was, LOL ; ) Hopefully more later today : )

As always, feel free to ask anything, and Gentle Hugs and Rest to ALL : )

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