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Hello I'm Dr Chip
Besides the joint pain any other symptoms?
And is this a rheumatologist that's suggesting the Plaquenil?
So your only joint problem is the one knee?
And have you been given any medications to treat this before he suggested the Plaquenil?
Just one more question--what worries you exactly about the Plaquenil?
Well that's really a very rare side effect of the drug--the vision problem at least
But have you discussed your concern with the rheumatologist?
Sorry for all my questions but may I ask exactly what your question is for me?
Yes--you don't have a definitive diagnosis as yet
You need to get the following tests--
SSA as well as the SSB
A sialogram test of your salivary glands
And possibly a salivary gland biopsy
Only once all those were done could a definitive diagnosis of Sjogrens be made
Please let me know if you need any more information