Thanks for your posts about Sjogren's. I have it secondary to Lupus, but it is getting progressively worse. When I am in a flare, it is horrible. I wake up in the morning and my teeth ache and my lips bleed. I have been trying very hard to use products to combat it, but it seems only to be a stop gap measure.
I am glad that Marycain caught the Bactrim reference. I have a severe allergy to sulfa drugs and anything with sulfa in it. I can't drink wine or eat from salad bars mine is so bad. Twice in my life I have been "accidentally" given sulfa drugs, and it was very very bad. I now wear a medic alert bracelet with the sulfa allergy in big letters.
Interestingly, I have now read two bits of research that say that there is a theory that lupus may be triggered by having the allergic reaction in someone who has a sulfa allergy. Of course, it is again, just a theory, but for someone like me who has no one in their family with any autoimmune disease, and no other "reason" for having developed SLE, Fibro, Raynaud's and Sjogren's, I always am looking for something.
By the way, what is Nifedipine? My doctor said there weren't any real drugs for Raynaud's?
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