Sjogren's Syndrome

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What is Sjogren's Syndrome?

Sjogren’s syndrome also known as Mikulicz disease and Sicca syndrome, is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by dryness of mucous membranes, especially of the eyes and mouth and often associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Common symptoms reported by people with Sjogren's Syndrome

Common symptoms
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Treatments taken by people with Sjogren's Syndrome

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Artificial Tears)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (54) Dry eyes (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Restasis)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (42) Dry eyes (12)
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Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (42) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Salagen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (32) Dry mouth (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Pain (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Pain (20) Sjogren's Syndrome (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Depressed mood (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Insomnia (9) Pain (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Evoxac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (15) Dry mouth (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Pain (15)

Data from patients with Sjogren's Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Sjogren's Syndrome

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Artificial Tears)
Perceived effectiveness
for Sjogren's Syndrome (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Stinging sensation
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (54) Dry eyes (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Restasis)
Perceived effectiveness
for Sjogren's Syndrome (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation in eyes Blurry vision 1 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (42) Dry eyes (12)
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Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Sjogren's Syndrome (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Diarrhea 5 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (42) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Salagen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Sjogren's Syndrome (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Sweating increased Flu like symptoms 1 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (32) Dry mouth (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Difficulty urinating (dysuria) 5 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 3 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (20) Sjogren's Syndrome (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Anger Dry eyes 2 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive impairment Drugged feeling 9 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Insomnia (9) Pain (7)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Evoxac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Sjogren's Syndrome (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Flushing Migraine headaches 2 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Sjogren's Syndrome (15) Dry mouth (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Drowsiness 8 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (15)

Data from patients with Sjogren's Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Sjogren's Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 63
30s 231
40s 511
50s 664
60s 355
70+ 67

Sex

Distribution of sex

97% Female
3% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 130
20-29 years 206
30-39 years 362
40-49 years 360
50-59 years 174
60-69 years 36
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,519
Not Diagnosed 87

These charts show data from Sjogren's Syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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