I was diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome about 30 years ago, secondary to a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis some 7 years earlier. When my contacts became uncomfortable, no one could tell me whether this was from all the meds I was taking, or some how connected to the RA. I didnt get the diagnosis of Sjogrens until 1986, when we moved and my new doctor was doing research into SS. He took a biopsy of my salivary glands (in my mouth), and confirmed microscopically that there were definite changes to the glands that only occur because of Sjogrens.
By the way, to this day NO ONE has ever confirmed for me what I believe to be true....it isnt only our mouths and noses that dry out. For us ladies, I believe that our sexual organs are also effected by Sjogrens Syndrome. I plan to buy stock in the company that sells KY Gel !!
Good to meet every one!! (I forgot...I live in Texas, USA)