Monday, July 6, 2009

Here we go again!

I just wanted to update everyone on the latest and greatest piece of crap I am dealing with... I have just been diagnosed with Sjogren's Disease. This is an autoimmune disease that attacks the mucous producing glands -- mainly the tear ducts and the salivary glands. The disease can also be systemic so I had to give half my blood for about 15-20 different tests involving autoimmune antibodies and organs. I am working on a disease or symptom for every letter of the alphabet. Just as a reminder, I suffer from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (autoimmune), PCOS (autoimmune), Arnold Chiari Malformation 1 and now Sjogren's.

What led me to Sjogren's...my eyes. They were itchy, burning, crazy madness. Spooning my eyes out to run them under tap water became a viable option. I went to an allergist after a couple of years of allergy drops that only worked somewhat and she said that, since it is mostly only one eye, it is probably not allergies. That got me thinking. I made an appointment with an eye doctor and he did a few wierd tests and, wahlah!, a new diagnosis. The eye doc told me to see a rheumatologist and he confirmed. I will update more when I know more.

2 comments:

Chiari blogger said...

is that the Drs full name . Can the dr. be found on the internet . thanks . this is for a friend .

Lori said...

Yes, His name is Dr. Di at the Cleveland Clinic. That is how I found him, on the CC website.

 
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