Sjogren's AND Extremely Nervous/Anxious
I do have Sjorgren's and have read where the illness can have an affect on salivary glands which can lead to dental decay and gum disease.
I'm ALWAYS nervous and anxious when it comes to seeing the dentist, (I think it started when I was 14 and had to have braces put on!)
Until recently though, I hadn't had a problem getting completely numb.
When I had the Kidney biopsy done last July, I fully expected to be completely numb during the procedure. I was no more apprehensive than I was before having previous procedures. Boy was I and the doctor surprised when I could still feel every bit of the procedure! ':shock:'
As if the Lupus, Nephritis, and Sjorgren's weren't enough, I also have Discoid Lupus, Reynaud's and Penniculitis - maybe being resistant to anesthesia is just an added bonus!? ':roll:'.
I really appreciate everyone's reply. I'll post the doctor's answer after I see him again.
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