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Hello everyone, I have a bit of an unusual question. My doctor diagnosed me with Sjorgens syndrome 2 months ago based on my symptoms, however the blood test came back negative. I know it's possible to have Sjorgens and get a negative blood result, but I was wondering if it might actually be something else. My doctor seems content to leave it at that, so I'm hoping people here might be able to help.
Basically my symptoms are dry eyes, occasional dry mouth, and dry swollen/puffy skin under my eyes. It seems like there's a lot of fluid retention or something under my eyes. I also lost about 5kg around the time the symptoms started, but that might have been from the stress I was under at the time (which may have been what triggered this in the first place). It doesn't sound like a lot, but I was originally 52kg (166cm) so I didn't have a lot of weight to lose really.
I've had my thyroid tested and that came back normal. Although my eyes are usually dry, I still easily produce tears when emotional or yawning, etc.
Was anyone misdiagnosed with anything else before Sjorgens? Or does anyone know what could possibly be causing this? I'm at my wit's end trying to find out for sure so I can actually do something about it. Thanks for your time!
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