Misdiagnosis and under diagnosis

 You may have been told by various doctors and specialists that you have individual symptoms or conditions such as those following but not been given the ' big picture' diagnosis of SS.

  • blepharitis or dry eye
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • irregular emg of nerves and muscles
  • fibromyalgia
  • myalgia
  • depression
  • chronic pain
  • food allergies
  • thyroid problem
  • reflux
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • optic neuritis
  • arthritis
  • raynauds
  • possible optic neuritis
  • possible MS
  • possible SLE
  • the list could go on and on

"Autoimmune diseases, and SjS in particular, pose a diagnostic puzzle for both doctor and patient, The symptoms can take years to develop fully. the disorder is systemic and cause symtoms anywhere in the patient's body." from 'A Body Out of Balance.' by Ruth Fremes, M.A. & Nancy Carteron, M.D.