Today is World Sjogren’s Day! Please take the time to learn about Sjogren’s Syndrome. There is a chance that someone you know has it and has not been diagnosed with it. It takes an average of 7 years to be diagnosed. In the meantime you are going from doctor to doctor and eventually you start to think you may be a little crazy and the doctors are looking at you like you are! It’s frustrating when you can’t figure out what is wrong when you know something IS wrong!!!
Finding out that I had Sjogren’s was a relief at first. I finally knew that I wasn’t crazy! There was something wrong with me! Then my next thought was “Huh… I don’t think I’m supposed to be happy about this!” The good thing is that most of the symptoms can be treated. You just have to keep trying until you find the correct treatment for you. When it comes to Sjogren’s no one is ever the same. What is true for you may not be true for someone else. It takes much trial and error, but there is hope.
If you think you or someone you know might have Sjogren’s then please look into it further. It could change their life to finally know what is wrong with them and be able to start a treatment plan that will help them.