That sounds like sjogren's...but lupus is such a sneaky wolf! There are many things it could be. And it could have something to do with how some meds have a drying effect. I've got a great rheumy, thanks to Mountaindreamer, and she's been treating Lupus patients for many many years. Her opinion is that 80% of us or more have Sjogren's too.
Originally Posted by ritzbit
Do your eyes ever feel sore, gritty, or sting... or do you ever feel pain under your chin or in your cheeks, where the salivary glands are? A dentist can help check for Sjogren's with the way it affects the salivary glands. And a good eye doc could help diagnose for Sjogren's. And by good, I mean good. I saw different eye docs over the years and they either wouldn't even bother checking or were using the wrong tests for diagnosis, or I should say tests that weren't very reliable according to my eye doctor. By the time I found the one I'm seeing now, my eyes are so damaged and it's taking a long time to heal.
As for your skin, especially your hands, I can't sing enough praises about Nivea products. I've tried many but I love nivea the most! But there are times that it gets so bad that I'll bust open some vitamin e and put it on like lotion, and wear gloves ...and the next day, what a difference. Really speeds the healing! That wrinkling can get so bad it's more than uncomfortable. The skin could split. Do you take folic acid? That helps with the skin, nails, and hair. I started taking it in June and starting to see the difference.
I had no idea you can get a sticker on a license! Thanks for that info.
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