Hi all, I’m new to posting on this forum. I’ve been posting on thyroid UK for a while.
I have hashimotos, ehlers danlos and sjogrens. I’m really struggling with the sjogrens and think it could be responsible for my residual symptoms. Hashimotos and Sjogrens have some common symptoms and I think I’ve wrongly assumed all my symptoms were Hashimotos instead of Sjogrens.
I don’t take any medication for Sjogrens other than tear drops and mouth gel. I’m wondering if some type of immune suppressant might help. Does anyone have any experience with Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) ? I’ve had an abnormal liver test and I’m wondering if Sjogrens is the cause.
My symptoms are extremely dry mouth and throat to the point were my tongue feels as if it’s been burned and I have difficulty swallowing. Sore itchy eyes, burning pain across my back (feels like my lungs). Coughing up mucus, an itchy rash which can appear anywhere on body and last week I was diagnosed with vasculitis. I’ve read that Sjogrens can cause an abnormal liver panel and vasculitis so I’m wondering if an immune suppressant would stop/slow down any antibodies which are possible on the attack.
I would really appreciate some advice if any one can spare the time to reply.
Kind regards 💐