SORRY BUT VERY LONG!!!!!
Parietal Cell Antibody was 57. B-12 blood level was fine.
3 weeks ago my lower back got so stiff that I could hardly walk. Then 4 days ago I had to get up all through the night with such cotton mouth that I had to down 2-3 cups of water. The next day I had to drink water practically all day but not that night. It was as if I could not produce enough saliva to swallow like I should. It was different from strep throat or a sore throat. It was furthur up in the throat. Really weird. Nothing I have ever experienced before. I also had this mouth sore just pop up overnight on my lip along with 3 white looking sores inside my mouth. I have had these before but never this bad.
I thought I had liver problems about 3 years ago, but then I found out I had Endometriosis & just assumed all the problems were related to that. Well, that was until I had excision surgery & none of my problems went away (except for a little bit of the pelvic pain I have been having---which was the least of my worries).
I have always had a problem with very dry lips. I can't wear lipstick because my lips always start cracking & it seeps through the cracks & such. The only thing that usually worked for me was vaseline but I got sick of using vaseline (it is so sticky & I have a pet peeve for things that are sticky).
Also, when I was about 16 or 17 years old I went to an Ophthamologist who did this strip test thing & eyedrops & he put them in my eyes. He said if they changed color then that means I have dry eye. It changed (either yellow or green---I can't remember) & he said I had pretty bad dry eye. I have tried wearing contacts several times (& tried practically every brand out there) but they always stick to my eye & cause problems so I just don't wear them. At one time I was using lubricant eye drops & cream at night which was nice but I got tired of it. It was too much of a hassle. I just deal with the everyday eye pain, scratchiness, blurriness of my eyes. I have horrible night vision, especially with the glare. I especially hate the new LED lights that are on the new vehicles. They really hurt my eyes bad. The other day I ran off the road from that.
My hair is really dry & I lose quite a lot. My hair is slowly diminishing all over.
I used to have the most oiliest skin but now my skin is so dry. It feels (especially on my face) that I am aging so bad.
I have had recent blood tests come back with direct bilirubin in my blood (I am worried that this stuff is starting to affect my liver) & recently (this has never happened before) my urine tests are coming back with (& believe me I have at least 2 urinalysis tests each month) protein in them. That is got me worried about my kidneys.
I am also having headaches, ear pain & I am losing my hearing. I hate to say this but I am also mixing numbers & letters (such is the case with dislexia). I am a perfectionist & I have NEVER EVER mixed up numbers & letters before so I feel like something is wrong here.
I am also having a slew of other problems including severe fatigue.
I do have an appointment with a Rheumatologist but cannot go until end of May 2007.
I was told just a few days ago from a doctor at a clinic I go to that I might possibly have Sjogrens Syndrome.
My grandfather (dad's dad) had very bad Sjogrens Syndrome.
Also, can Sjogrens syndrome cause miscarriages?
I really want to have a baby---Can you get pregnant if you have Sjogrens Syndrome