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Sjogren's syndrome is a disorder of your immune system identified by its two most common symptoms dry eyes and a dry mouth.
Ideally to be evaluated by an team of specialists including rheumatologist.
Rheumatologist may be the chief physician and opthalmologist/gynecologist may be consulted as and when required.
The treatment is basically not curative and goals of treatment are to decrease discomfort and reduce the harmful effects of dryness.
Since you have developed arthritis symptoms, your doctor may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other arthritis medications. Prescription eyedrops for dryness may be needed.
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)is often helpful in treating Sjogren's syndrome. Drugs that suppress the immune system, such as methotrexate, also may be prescribed.
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