It's been one week since my ENT said there was nothing he could do for my sjogrens. Well with the help of people on this blog I have dramatically improved my outlook, improved my symptoms and have a greater understanding of how I can help myself to beat this (hopefully into remission).
I have high fluoride toothpaste, extra dry mouthwash, mouth sprays, lemon glycerine drops and chewing gum. I have nasal rinses and nasal moisturiser, a vaporiser to help my breathing during the night. I've introduced more ginger, onions and fish into my diet. I've kept a food diary which also documents any problems with reflux symptoms which has helped to identify how much food I can eat and when the best times for me to eat are. I've cut out a lot of sugary foods, although I do allow myself a small bar of bourneville dark chocolate most nights with a cuppa.....that's my treat ha ha.
I feel more relaxed and less anxious, more positive and these new measures are firmly placed in my life. I still have a little problem with dryness when I speak but I find if I just explain to people then they are fine.....after all who will deny a person a little sip of water??
Now I just need to find some natural therapy for hayfever and I will be sorted....so any suggestions would be welcomed!!
I hope people have a great week ..... Sending you all positive hugs