My daughter was just diagnosed with Sjogrens disease at the age of 18. From what I have read, most people are not diagnosed with this until much later in life. How long can I expect her to be on medication? Does this medicine cure the disease or just make her symptoms lessen or go away. She has extreme pain in her wrists, and other joints not quite as bad. She had pain in the bottom or her feet, and is tired alot. She didn't really notice the dry mouth and eyes, however the eye dr. said her eyes were dry for someone her age.
There is no cure for Sjogren's , I was told I had to take Hydroxchloroquine 200mg once a day for one year. she is lucky took me 10 years, chewing gum helps if dry mouth, heat pad for dry eyes 10 minutes helps to unblock tear ducts, and eye water as needed OCuSoft lid scrub once a day, I have pain in feet, wrist, fingers also, tiredness, is part of it as well, I take Aleve as it will take months before you can see results with Hydroxychloroquine , in the mean time we suffer, I feel for her as I do myself, oh and you need to have her eyes checked often while she is on this, it can cause eye problems. hope I was some help to you, keep us posted.
- Hydroxychloroquine Information for Consumers
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