Hello... I´m 36, in my teens had several renal infections caused by a deformed renal tube, skin rashes that could not be diagnosed and muscular pain. As an adult eye dryness, scalloped eye lids (had to stop using contacts and had laser correction). Dryness continues with occasional blurred vision, occasional stabbing eye pain, loss of feeling in fingers and toes, phantom itching on skin. Dry skin. Dry vagina. Tongue sores and glandualar swelling in mouth, muscular and severe joint pain.
I´ve had 3 attacks that led me to be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis ( Attacks being, rigid muscles, joints. Mild one sided facial paralysis, numb eyelid, brief blindness in numb eye, difficulty swallowing). Now to add to all this, I´ve had painful intercourse for many years and had a hysterectomy and my bladder repositioned about 5 years ago. Do I have just ALOT of health problems or could this maybe be Sjogrens? My MRI´s show no new brain lesions and the ones i have are minimal and unchanging. I take no interferon for MS because i don´t think I have MS!
I´ve put in my symptoms and Sjogrens came up. I don´t sweat either so i overheat very easily and get red patches on my face when I exercise.
My neurologist thinks i´m crazy looking for other diagnoses and that I should accept that I have MS related symptoms. I had a second and third opinion and they said They didn´t think i had MS. Now I´m in bigtime limbo...
Anyone out there with Sjogrens or knows anything about it? Does this sound familiar?