I have had Raynaud's since I was 14 (now 55). At 21 I was diagnosed with CREST Syndrome (Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis) but now I'm wondering whether I have mild Sjogren's Syndrome. But the symptoms are contradictory. My eyes get quite sore and react badly to sunlight or even just light so I always have sunglasses on when others wouldn't dream of it. That's been going on for some years. I have an overproduction of saliva when I talk but when I wake up in the morning my gums and teeth are glued to the inside of my mouth and it's all so dry that it's like waking up from an anaesthetic after an operation. In the New Year that happened for real as I fell and broke my femur! Also, I've now had a cataract diagnosed in my left eye. Does anyone know if the cataract could have been brought on by CREST? Does anyone else have the dichotomy of over-productive saliva glands allied to an extremely dry mouth in the mornings? Could I actually have Sjogren's Syndrome? I know, I know, go and see your doctor, Sarah! But if anyone has any answers or suggestions, I'd appreciate it. I use Allergan eye drops. Thank you in advance.
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