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I was diagnoised with sjorgrens in March. Because I have so many issues from this it is hard for me to eat a proper diet and I have lost alot of weight and I now weigh 90 pounds.I suffer with alot of inflammitory conditions. Are there any suggestions out there of what other people do. .I have stomach problems and menniers so I have to avoid sodium and surgar. I am also lactose intolerent.
Sorry to hear you have so many health concerns. I would try following an anti inflammatory diet. I have these concerns too but not the weight loss. I avoid wheat, dairy and gluten and try to eat lots of fruit and veges. Is there an oil you can tolerate? Maybe try the Mediterranean diet. Here is a site that may help with diet and autoimmunity http://heal-good.blogspot.com.au/search/label/diet
I'm happy to have stumbled across this blog! great to find others who feel like me. This week has been the worst yet, maybe another recent diagnoses to add to laundry list already handed down from the doctors has caused stress. I think stress and depression can make the body sicker than it would normally be, at least I hope that is what it is. I start at John Hopkin's at a center devoted to patients with sjogren's syndrome very soon. I'm so hopeful they will treat me with dignity and really help. Doctors who do not understand this can make things worse. At least there are others like me out there, thanks for the blog! I'll be reading!
Goobysmom, thanks so much for joining in and sharing your Sjogren's story. We would love to hear how you are going and if the John Hopkin's Center helped you.