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Do you think I could have Sjogrens?

FoggyMoggy
FoggyMoggy

The thing that has made me wonder is because of all the dental problems I've been having although that may be fixed when they extract a tooth which is very near the maxillary nerve and sinuses. Also, because I have hyperhidrosis (one of my worse symptoms) I need to take meds which do dry the mouth so I don't take them every day.

I have Fibromyalgia, worst symptom is fatigue, and feeling colder than everyone else. I am also menopausal.

I have had numerous thyroid tests but am in the UK but T3 although on the low side is within range, same for TSH. Nothing significant with both antibodies tests. Cortisol has been high but has steadily got lower but still just within range last time.

Thanks

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Hi. Yesterday I went for my 6 monthly check. I know my top teeth are incredibly painful. I got the bad news that they are all loose and I will have to lose them. I know there are worse things but still feel terribly sad. Hope you are feeling as well as you can be. xx LottieD

FoggyMoggy
FoggyMoggy
in reply to LottieD

Thanks Lottie. Sorry about your teeth. Hope it won't be too traumatic. xx

SusieW2
SusieW2
in reply to LottieD

Losing teeth is a grieving process. Let yourself feel bad. It's better than stuffing your feelings. And good luck with dentures. Keep complaining until they are relatively comfortable.

I can't comment on those myriad and complex symptoms. But I also had low T3 and fatigue. I found a Naturopathic MD who thinks people shouldn't be low at all. He gave me an Rx for a low dose Testosterone cream. Along with increasing my intake of Vitamin D, my fatigue is distinctly lower. Also my feet and hands don't feel cold so much.

FoggyMoggy
FoggyMoggy
in reply to SusieW2

That's good, Susie. I am getting a lot of Vit D at the moment as we're having a good summer and may be slightly less fatigued. I do have low Vit D but never sure if I process it properly.

SusieW2
SusieW2
in reply to FoggyMoggy

Ask your doctor how much you can take and take it. Besides what I get with my Calcium, I take over 2,000 units. My sister-in-law takes double that. But you may need to monitor it for awhile. I think poor processing of food and supplements is part of these conditions.

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