:confused: Hello: This is my first visit to these boards and I am sure I found the right place. I was diagnosed with Sicca Syndrome and I was misdiagnosed. I have Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and the many complications that are associated with this potential life threatening virus. This disease tends to mimic other illnesses and just when they think they have found something it is not that at all.
I had posted my symptoms on a Hepatitis C board and someone there directed me to here. I hope to be able to share my symptoms and try suggestions.
First I have end stage cirrhosis from failed treatments available for HCV. Then I because an insulin dependent diabetic along with muscle and joint diagnosis including narropothy, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Well and good but with all of this pain i suffer with the pain unlike any other pain is in my mouth.
I have ruptured ulcers on my tongue and they will not heal. I have approximately 10 cavities and before this never had a cavity for 25 years. Any dental work does not help because all fillings fall out because of re decay. I have no saliva and try desperately to do what i can to make my mouth wet. Hard time swallowing because of lack of saliva and cannot have teeth pulled and get dentures because the underlying problem still exist.
Unlike others with this, I have to be very careful because of the diabetes and sodium. This is messed up.
i am more then willing to share information and my own opinion.
If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciate. Remember there are still many people uneducated about hepatitis c and some dentist or doctors won't even touch your mouth because of the bleeding.