Yesterday I saw a rheumatologist. My neurologist in March arranged this as he felt my new symptoms weren't MS related and that I had developed a second autoimmune disease. I spent over an hour with the new doc and at the end of the appointment had 5 vials of blood drawn to test for different autoimmune diseases. Based on my symptoms, she's leaning hard toward Sjögren's syndrome. My neurologist also set up an appointment for me to see a dry eye specialist in July. I've been using restasis for over 2 years. The rheumatologist wants me to use Biotene several times a day for my dry/burning mouth (new symptom). She also wants me to take carbamazepine again every day even though my Trigeminal Neuralgia isn't too bad right now. She feels it will help with the uncomfortable dryness. Does anyone else deal with these two diseases and how do you cope? The rheumatologist also prescribed Hydroxychlorquine which is a disease modifying antirheumatic drug for my constant stiffness even though she doesn't think I have arthritis. She told me she has a lot of MS patients on it and they have a lot of relief from the pain associated with the stiffness. Is anyone else taking this med and is it working? Sorry for the long post! Thanks for any advise ahead of time!