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.

How do members experience Sjogren's syndrome?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with Sjogren's syndrome*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for Sjogren's syndrome*

*Data from patients with Sjogren's syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with Sjogren's syndrome*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Salagen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Sjogren's syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Sjogren's syndrome (4)

*Data from patients with Sjogren's syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has Sjogren's syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 40
30s 280
40s 782
50s 1,397
60s 1,322
70+ 646

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 163
Female 4,324