Hi this is my first time on the site. I have been diagnosed primary sjogrens although bloods were negative for that and positive for lupus, though no symptoms of that. I was diagnosed about 4 years ago, after suggesting to my gp that my symptoms may not just be menopausal but sjogrens. I have been very lucky that I have been able to manage symptoms ( dry mouth, dry nose, trouble swallowing, dry eyes, dry female regions, irritable bowel) with OTC products but I have been working hard to find more natural ways of supporting my health. I found reading some material about lupus that fermented products help especially sauerkraut. For those in nz there is a Christchurch firm eternal delight that produces organic sauerkraut and posts around New Zealand. Also from Christchurch I purchased some blephasteam goggles that were expensive but you plug them in and they create moisture environment for dry eyes. I was interested to see blogs on Mannatech products as I have found a good product in nz from clinicians brand for bladder. It also is just a natural 'sugar' like ambrotose from Mannatech and I found it really helped when I was irritated in that area. It is quite cheap compared to Mannatech products however having read the posts on them I think I will try them. I have really tried to modify my diet eating as healthy as possible. At the moment i have a back pain issue that wont go away and am wondering is sjogrens is a factor. I am keen to hear from others who are trying alternative support.
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